Canada holds a special place in my heart. My father was born in Canada, and my wife and three children are Canadian citizens. As Americans, we enjoy close ties with our neighbor to the north, enjoying the opportunity to travel internationally using only a car, boat, or bridge. But for Canadian citizens looking to live and work in the U.S., bringing your family to America can be a tricky process—especially if your end goal includes permanent residency for the whole family.
The EB-5 Investment Visa Helps Canadian Families Come to the U.S.
One of the simplest and most rewarding ways to obtain permanent resident green cards for your whole family is to make a business investment in an American enterprise with the EB-5 visa. This immigration option requires a $1 million investment in a U.S.-based business, or a $500,000 investment in a region with high unemployment. As your business investment thrives and improves the local economy, you and your family will be able to remove the conditions of your visa and transition to a permanent green card.
Although you may only wish to move a few hundred miles from home, there are still strict regulations on families moving from Canada to the United States. Many parents encourage their children to attend school in the U.S. due to the nation’s exemplary educational institutions. However, these visas only allow temporary access, meaning that if your children attend universities in the U.S. they will be forced to return to Canada when their student visas expire. On the other hand, students with EB-5 visas retain their green card access, allowing them to live and work anywhere in the U.S. after they graduate.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of this investment visa, please order our free book, Complete Guide to The EB-5 Green Card. If you are ready to get started on your EB-5 visa petition, complete the contact form below today for a personalized assessment of your situation.