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Are you a skilled worker or if not, is your spouse?
To be able to immigrate to Canada you need to fall within a category that is eligible.
From your post I cannot tell if one of you can be considered a skilled worker or not.
But you can do an online test to see.
Here is a link to the information you will need about the immigrating as a skilled worker and there will be a link to the test:http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/express-entry/
This is a new category that allows for fast application processing times.
If you are not eligible for the skilled worker class there is not likely any other way for you to immigrate right now.
But if one of you can get a temporary work permit then the others can come to Canada as part of that permit.
Here is a link to the information you will need about applying for a temporary work permit:http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/work/apply-how.asp
Does that help as a starting point?
You can may be able to come as a self-employed person. That category had been closed for a while but it is now re-opened:
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre/answer.asp?qnum=286&top=6 The way this works is that you must prove that you have two years of relevant experience and show that you intend to become self-employed in Canada.You need a minimum score of 35 points on a selection grid.
You will need letters from clients or partners or accountants or lawyers etc proving what you did and for how long.
You will have to show a plan for what you will do in Canada.
You can contact the Law Society and use their Lawyer Referral Service. You will be given the name of a lawyer and can consult with the lawyer and the first half hour will be free.
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