Why the Start-up Visa Program

The Canadian Start-Up Visa is an excellent immigration program for qualified entrepreneurs who wish to start a new business or develop an existing one in Canada. Applicants who are accepted will receive unconditional irrevocable Permanent Residence status in Canada based on their intentions to establish a business in Canada. It’s not like some business programs, where temporary visas are issued. With this program, the visa is permanent and irrevocable for the whole family.

Program requirements

  • Have an existing innovative business or a business idea supported by a designated organization (a venture capital fund, an angel investor, or a business incubator)
  • English language proficiency CLB 5
  • Criminal and security check, medical clearance
  • Have sufficient funds to settle in Canada

Business evaluation criteria

  • Innovative business idea
  • Will create jobs for Canadians
  • Potential to compete on a global scale

WHY START-UP VISA PROGRAM IS YOUR BEST BUSINESS CHOICE

  • Up to 5 business owners with families can obtain permanent residence in Canada
  • You can register a business in Canada before your get resident status
  • No specific work or managerial experience required
  • No set investment amount, and investment can be shared by multiple applicants in a business
  • High Success Rate: Government uses designated organization to assess the business plan and due diligence report
  • The ability to communicate in English or French is important but fluency is not a requirement
  • With the exception of Quebec, applicants can choose to live and start their business anywhere in Canada
  • Applicant have option to apply for Work Permit to accelerate their move to Canada
  • Applicant and all dependents receive Canadian Permanent Residence
  • Fast federal processing

For more information, visit Canada Immigration and Citizenship website:
www.canada.ca

IMPORTANT

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