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Start-up Visa Program Details

Apply for your Canadian start-up visa with our experts.

About Canada Startup Visa Program

Canada’s Start-Up Visa Program offers Canadian permanent residency to qualified immigrant entrepreneurs. The program targets innovative entrepreneurs and links them with private sector investors in Canada who will help establish their start-up business. Candidates can initially come to Canada on a work permit supported by their designated Canada-based investor, before qualifying for permanent residence once their business is up and running.

Basic Requirements

Canada’s Start-up Visa Program targets immigrant entrepreneurs with the skills and potential to build an innovative world level business and create job opportunities for Canadian nationals.

If you have an innovative business idea and can get support for your idea from one of the designated organizations, you may be able to immigrate to Canada. To qualify for the Start-up Visa Program, you must meet all following four eligibility requirements, as well as the admissibility requirements to enter Canada.

  • Have a qualifying business
  • Have a letter of support from a designated organization
  • Meet the language requirements
  • Have enough money to settle and live in Canada

List of Documents

  • Fully completed application form
  • Minimum six months valid passport
  • Birth Certificates of all candidates
  • Last one year bank statement
  • National Identification Cards
  • A letter of support from a designated organization
  • Medical Examinations
  • Police Clearance Certificate

Please note that depending on an individual's profile, an immigration officer may ask him/her for any other document to determine the eligibility for startup visa program.

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