Funds Under Management
Westcap is a registered portfolio manager of a diverse and distinct group of Funds across a broad range of industry sectors with over half a billion under management. Over the past 25 years, Westcap has invested in more than 200 growth companies.
As Saskatchewan’s first Retail Venture Capital (RVC) Fund founded in 1999, Golden Opportunities makes strategic investments in high-growth sectors of the economy to maximize shareholder value. The Fund has been recognized as Canadian Labour Fund of the Year and has the growing support of over 28,000 shareholders. Golden Opportunities offers various share classes including:
Diversified Class A-share
The Fund’s largest and longest-standing share class, an energized and diversified portfolio.
Innovative Class i-share
Innovation portfolio: all of the upside plus loss protection.
Resource Class R-share
100% resource focused portfolio.
HeadStart on a Home is Saskatchewan’s largest economic initiative to address entry-level housing in the last decade. The program will increase the available supply of new entry-level homes across the province by 1,500 before the end of 2016. Westcap has partnered with 10 leading Credit Unions, working together with the Saskatchewan Immigrant Investors Fund Inc. (SIIF), municipal governments, developers/builders and industry partners.
Over the next decade, approximately 75% of small and medium-sized enterprises will transfer ownership through a succession strategy. This will require knowledgeable capital and strategic partners that can facilitate the right structure and support the company’s next growth period. To address this need Westcap Mgt. Ltd. completed the close of its Management Buyout Fund, Westcap MBO Investment LP, in the amount of $57 million from a select base of institutional and high-net-worth investors in Western Canada. The Fund will target the increasing number of successful small to medium-sized enterprises in Western Canada that are seeking succession planning with aligned executive management teams in growth sectors of the economy.
Founded in 1989, Cheung On addresses the financial and relocation needs of high net worth Asian investors. Cheung On is recognized as a highly successful international syndicated fund and has been ranked as one of the top 100 companies in Saskatchewan by Saskatchewan Business Magazine. The Fund has received letters of support from numerous high net worth international shareholders.
Established by the Government of Saskatchewan through Crown Investments Corporation on January 1, 2011, First Nations Business Development Program (FNBDP) provides repayable equity contributions between $100,000 to $750,000 to First Nations businesses. FNBDP was created to fill the equity gap that exists in this sector to leverage other funding available to facilitate wealth creation, investment opportunities and long-term job creation while assisting First Nations businesses with the necessary funding to fortify their business and investment potential.
Offered by the Government of Canada, the Start-up Visa Program is designed to attract entrepreneurs to Canada in an expedient fashion. Under the program, eligible entrepreneurs can expedite their visa application process by undertaking a business venture in Canada. The program is designed to reduce the timeframe for permanent residency down to 6 – 12 months. Although there is no guarantee of obtaining permanent residency status, this Program is significantly more attractive than competing programs such as the American H1B visa which only provides a temporary visa. The permanent residency status that is obtained under this Program is not conditional on the business venture undertaken being successful.
To qualify, the applicant needs to secure a minimum of $200,000 investment capital from an approved organization like Westcap Mgt. Ltd. or Golden Opportunities Fund Inc., the only approved designates in Saskatchewan as partners in a Canadian business entity.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada will decide whether or not permanent residency is granted.
- Prove your business idea is supported by a designated investor organization
- Secure a minimum investment of $200,000 from a designated organization (Golden Opportunities Fund Inc./Westcap Mgt. Ltd.), and
- Meet the language requirements
- English or French at Canadian Language Benchmark 5
- Meet the Education requirements
- Minimum of one year of post-secondary education
- Proof that you were in good standing while attending a post-secondary institution
- Have sufficient settlement funds
- Must show you have sufficient funds to support yourself and your dependents upon arrival in Canada.