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Starting a business in Canada

Plan Basics


Purchasing Products
All Independent Business Owners purchase products directly from either the Amway web site or by calling Amway Canada.

Bonus Payment
All bonus’ are paid either by Direct Deposit, check or Wirecard.

PV/BV Transfer
PV/BV transfers are allowed via on-line at or by calling 1-800-361-2207

Single Line Of Sponsorship
Canada operates as a single line of sponsorship with the United States, Dominican Republic and the Atlantic and Caribbean islands. International sponsoring between these countries is not allowed. Business volume generated in all these countries will be consolidated for qualification and bonus purposes.

Performance Schedule

PV Performance Bonus
7500             25%
6000             23%
4000             21%
2500             18%
1500             15%
1000             12%
600                9%
300                6%
100                3%

Retail Margin
Retail margin or mark up for Amway CA products averages about 30% but varies with each product. The average retail margin is 36%.

how to start

Registration Pack Purchasing


Register on-line at the Amway site (
(NOTE: You will need to follow up with a signed Registration Agreement – either e-signed on-line or by sending in a hard copy – to finalize the Registration process)

By Telephone:

You can also register by phoning:
Amway Registration
Phone: 1-800-265-5470
(Note that you will need to follow-up with a signed Registration Agreement – either e-signed on-line or by sending in a hard copy – to finalize the Registration process).

Please note: Once an ABO achieves the Silver Producer level, a Silver Producer Acknowledgement letter needs to be signed and submitted.

Cost of Registration Pack

Current Registration Fees
$55.00 – Business Services and Support
$12.00 – IBOAI Support*
$97.70 – Welcome Product Kit ($82.95 plus delivery of $14.75) **
$164.70 – Subtotal (excluding sales tax & delivery)
* May be reimbursed, but must be included with initial payment.
**Optional, but recommended

Register with Amway on the web site with the following options:

On-line registration:
– Located at
– New person must have a referring Independent Business Owner number to register
– Complete an appropriate series of business/information questions
– Review the Amway Business Opportunity Brochure (400710) and indicate that they understand and want to continue
– Complete registration form online and select their product choice/paper only
– New person receives a Registration number

You can also register by phoning:
– Amway Registration
– Phone: 1-800-265-5470
– Business Type

The business model used in Canada:

I = Independent Business Owner – Amway -affiliated Independent Business Owners build businesses that allow them to earn income based on the purchases made at resulting from their efforts. Independent Business Owners also can take advantage of special business services, including the Office, where they access detailed volume inquiries showing the invoices that make up total sales. Some Independent Business Owners qualify to access Business Profile reports that provide detailed and trending information about their businesses, such as product line movement and sponsoring activity. To launch a business powered by Amway, individuals must register with an existing Independent Business Owner.

C = Customer – Customers pay no fee to shop from a large selection of high-quality products and learn more about what they need through expert advice on health, personal care, home maintenance and more. Products are shipped directly to their homes and are covered by a Customer Satisfaction Guarantee. All Customers must first register with an Independent Business Owner before making purchases; if they do not know one, they will be referred by Amway to an Independent Business Owner in their area.

Establish a Second Business

International Sponsoring
International sponsoring is always an option and an excellent means of expanding your business while avoiding many of the costs and complexities associated with establishing a second business. Please note: For those markets where foreigners are able to establish a second business, they must be the international sponsor of their second business in another country.

As complex business and legal issues are involved, Independent Business Owners should always contact the affiliate and obtain the advice of local legal counsel in the province or territory where they wish to commence business before attempting to establish a second business.

The information provided below is generally applicable to all jurisdictions in Canada except the Province of Quebec. For example, the Province of Quebec has established substantial requirements with respect to the conduct of business in the French language and has a distinct civil law.

There are several business options available for establishing a second business in Canada, each with its own legal requirements. The decision of which option an Independent Business Owner chooses would be driven by Canadian income tax issues and the individual’s plans for the business and its development. Generally, the costs to register a business are reasonable.

The most difficult issue which an individual faces wishing to establish a second business in Canada will be that of immigration. Immigration is a federal matter, although in Quebec a large portion has been delegated to the province.

There are restrictions on the employment in Canada of citizens of another country, such as obtaining permanent resident status or a temporary employment authorization to work. A temporary employment authorization is issued for one year with limited renewals. The process to obtain a temporary work authorization is relatively complex and lengthy. For an individual wishing to establish a second business in Canada for a prolonged period of time, a temporary employment authorization may not be desirable and immigration may be necessary.

Visa Requirements
If Non Resident is not traveling to Canada:
No Visa is required

If Non Resident is traveling to Canada:
– Visa must allow you to operate an Amway business
– Student Visas are not eligible
– Unless exempt from visa requirements, every foreign Independent Business Owner seeking entry for temporary stay into Canada must first obtain the appropriate visa
– Check with Canadian Immigration to find out if you are eligible to own a business in Canada and the visa requirements
– Visa applications are generally available from the Canadian Consulate or Embassy office in the applicant’s home or resident country

Click the link below to display additional details on how to start a multiple business in this market.

Market Framework Requirements

how to order


Orders may be placed on the Amway web site at
– By phone: 1-800-265-5470

Payment Methods

– Bank Draft: If a Canadian bank account is established and approval is provided
– Credit Card (VISA, MasterCard)
– Internet Banking
– PayPal


Registration Pack
Reasonable period of time for the refund/return of the Registration Pack if the Independent Business Owner/Member is not satisfied.

Fill out the back of your packing slip that accompanied your order for the merchandise you are returning. Retain the last copy for your records and place the other copies in the box with the merchandise. Return the merchandise to appropriate address. You will receive your refund to your credit card (if original payment was placed by credit card).

how to manage

Access Information

– Office
– On-line at
– 1-800-265-5470
Canadian Sales
– E-mail:
Canadian Customer Service
– E-mail:

Receive Bonus Payment
Independent Business Owners receive payment of bonus directly from Amway. The bonus will be paid by an Amway Wirecard and mailed to the address on file with Amway unless a direct bank deposit is established.

Customer Volume Rule
The Customer Volume Rule (CVR) states that in order to obtain the right to earn a Performance Bonus on downline volume an IBO must: (a) make not less than one sale to each of 10 different retail customers;or (b) have at least 50 PV of sales to any number of retail customers.

IBOs who fail to meet at least one of the CVR requirements listed above will not receive his/her Performance Bonus differential payment (if a differential was earned). Instead, the Performance Bonus differential payment will be included in the payment to the first CRV compliant IBO in the upline.

The non-compliant IBO will be advised of his/her bonus roll-up through his/her bonus statement. The qualified upline Platinum will be advised of the differential payment included in his/her bonus payment or the upline.

For Direct Deposits:
Independent Business Owners must complete a bank authorization form (SA-1680) and supply Amway with their banking information if not currently provided on their registration form.
The SA-1680 is available electronically at Resource Centre>Business Resources>Business Forms to Download.
Direct deposits are available at any Canadian banking institution including credit unions with chequing or savings accounts.

Please note: Renewal is only necessary in one market for Canada/United States/Atlantic and Caribbean

Independent Business Owner:
$67.00 Canadian dollars includes IBOAI Board Support (plus applicable taxes)

September through December for Independent Business Owners

Method of Payment:
– Visa or Mastercard when renewing by phone (1-800-265-5470) or electronically,
– Personal cheque or money order if renewing by mail


Amway Canada Corporation

375 Exeter Road
P.O. Box 7777
London Station Main
London Ontario N5Y 5V6

Phone: 1-800-265-5470 – Customer Service (Public Website/MultiLingual) (Email)

Opened October 1962