Mauritius is not just a great vacation destination, but an important immigration one, as many US and British citizens have moved here. Relocating to the insular country is now simpler than ever, which is why if you decide to immigrate to Mauritius from Canada, you can benefit from the support of our local specialists.
Below, our immigration agents explain the steps you need to take to relocate to Mauritius from Canada. We are also at your service if you want to open a company in Mauritius.
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Residency options for Canadian citizens moving to Mauritius
Canadian citizens who decide to immigrate to Mauritius can apply for temporary or permanent residence permits. There are 3 types of residency passes these can obtain, and these are:
- residency by occupation;
- residency by profession;
- residency by investment.
These options cover all the purposes one can relocate to Mauritius, no matter if the person is a Canadian or a citizen of another country.
We have a mixed team of Mauritius company formation and immigration officers who can offer a wide range of services in accordance with your relocation reason.
Immigration to Mauritius is also possible through employment. In this case, a foreign worker must first secure a job and a labor contract followed by the application for the work visa. The advantage of coming to Mauritius this way is that once entered the country, the employee will have a stable source of income.
If you have resided in Mauritius for several years now, you can check if you meet the conditions for citizenship. Generally, you must have lived here for at least 7 years to qualify for a passport. If you want to find out what your chances to Mauritius citizenship are, do not hesitate to contact us for guidance.
How to immigrate to Mauritius from Canada by occupation
Canadian citizens who want to work in Mauritius can apply for occupational permits that enable them to live in the country for an indefinite period of time:
- the investor route;
- the professional route;
- the self-employed route.
The most advantageous channels are the investor and self-employed permits as they are valid for a maximum of 10 years and can be renewed based on specific criteria. The professional residence visa is valid for a maximum of 3 years, as it depends on the length of the labor contract and can be renewed under certain conditions.
Occupational permits can be converted into permanent residence ones with a validity of 20 years. Their renewal implies living in Mauritius for at least 3 years and meeting a specific set of conditions.
If you decide to move to Mauritius from Canada under such a permit, get in touch with us. Our local agents are at your service with various immigration services.
Our specialists are also at your service if you want to open a bank account in Mauritius. We can help you choose the bank that best suits your needs or start working on the paperwork if you have already made this choice. No matter the case, contact us if you need an insight or support with banking regulations.
If you want to operate on the financial markets in Mauritius, you need to incorporate a Global Business Company, or simply put, an offshore entity. You must also apply for an investment permit, among which the Mauritius Forex license is one of the most regulated in terms of activities.
How to relocate to Mauritius from Canada by profession
Persons who decide to immigrate to Mauritius from Canada based on their professional background must meet one of the following conditions:
- they need to obtain employment contracts with a minimum salary of 60,000 MUR (approx. 1,500 USD) per month;
- labor contracts in IT, business processing outsourcing, food processing, and pharma require a minimum monthly salary of 30,000 MUR (around 750 USD);
- in exchange, they will be granted a residence permit with a maximum validity of 9 months, that can be renewed.
Employment contracts must be registered with the Mauritius Ministry of Labor.
Those aiming at relocating to Mauritius in the long term are advised to access the citizenship by investment program which comes with various benefits. One of them refers to the possibility of acquiring a property here.
Businesspersons interested in exploring investment possibilities are invited to request the assistance of our company registration officers in Mauritius. We can also help you create an offshore company in Mauritius.
If you decide to open a company in Mauritius, the offshore entity is one of the recommended structures, especially for foreign entrepreneurs. It enables its owner to use it to conduct business abroad, including in one’s home country, thus being an excellent choice for those seeking a favorable taxation system.
Why choose Mauritius as a Canadian citizen?
If you want to relocate to another country, there are plenty of reasons why you should choose Mauritius. As a Canadian citizen, you can enjoy the following:
- Mauritius’ personal taxation system is quite low compared to other destinations;
- if you want to start a business in Mauritius, you can do that in just a few weeks;
- for an investment of 375,000 USD, you can purchase a property here and obtain Mauritius citizenship.
If you decide to immigrate to Mauritius from Canada and need support, contact our local specialists right away!