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Post Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 5:21 am

do you know if it makes any difference to you application to Canada if you have bought into a franchise?
or,if you want to start a company upon entry,does this go in your favour or against you,i have tried to find this out without any luck so far.
if you have any sugestions i would like to hear them,as i am very eager to get entry to Canada and want to go the best route.

all help greatfully received


Re: franchises

Post Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:49 pm


Canada has a specific class for INVESTORS, but it also requres a specific amount of actual cash money that you are willing to invest in a business in Canada, either a new business start up, or a buying an existing business.

The higher cash amount is $800,000 ( Eight Hundred Thousand Dollars ) and the lower amount is $400,000 ( Four Hundred Thousand Dollars ) and you have to promise to creat NEW jobs for Canadians, In Canada , with this investment .

I suggest that you read this Government of Canada website for further information about this subject.

Then come back and ask more questions of me.

Jim Bunting.


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Re: franchises

Post Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:16 pm

Hello Amylou,

A warm welcome to Expat Focus. We hope you find the information you are seeking to make your relocation to canada successful...

It seems you are 'swinging at the fences' as they say, in order to find a way that fits for you to be eligible for immigration to Canada. This is tough and risky to do on your own, without the assistance of a professional.

As Jim says above, there are specific classifications for immigrating to Canada - and one can waste much time and effort scouring government websites on their own...trying to connect relevance to their own situation without an experienced or focused point of reference.

When you align with an Immigration Lawyer/Consultant, these type of scenarios would be properly assessed for you. With the help of an expert, you can avoid 'spinning your wheels' with ideas that just waste your time.

(Analogy: Thankfully you are not just handed an Owner's Manual or a "How-to" website and huddled into an empty room when your car breaks down, and told 'Good Luck!'...No, you go to an auto specialist of course!)

A lawyer who is entrusted with your case will seek out the most logical, legal, and beneficial scenario for you, by nature...

Finding the best professional to support you is the critical first step.

Let me know if I can send you information on the gentleman that we use successfully with hundreds of our Clients relocating to Canada each year.

With free assessment and a very competitive fee for representation, he will make the most of your time and effort to reach Canada.

Warm Regards,


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