American visa in Calgary is the possibility for a foreign investor to obtain a permanent visa “green card” if the investor creates a new business, acquires an interest in another business or rescues a failing business and creates 10 full time jobs. The amount of the investment is normally one million dollars but can be lowered to five hundred thousand dollars if the investment is in a rural area, targeted employment area or in some approved regional centers.

The hands on investing in a new or failing business by the investor requires the investor to participate in managing day-to- day operations. The investor is granted a two year conditional visa and if the business still existsafter two years  with 10 full time jobs then the conditions are removed.