If you are an entrepreneur, you may be eligible to immigrate to Canada through the start-up visa program.
Canada is looking for talented entrepreneurs that are interested in starting businesses that will stimulate the Canadian economy while creating employment opportunities for its residents.
Read on for everything you need to know about Canada’s start-up visa program, including a step-by-step guide to the application process and see how Canadim can help you immigrate to Canada through the start-up program.
Canada’s start-up visa program gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to immigrate to Canada in order to establish a new business. Immigrant entrepreneurs must demonstrate that their business is original, will create new jobs for Canadians, and can compete on a global scale.
Have a qualifying business:
Have a letter of support from a designated organization:
Meet the language requirements:
Proof of funds:
(in Canadian dollars)
|For each additional family member||$3,492|
As part of the eligibility requirements, you will need to provide proof (Commitment Certificate and Letter of Support) that your business is in fact supported by a designated organization. These documents will cover the relevant details of your arrangement with one or multiple designated organizations, and are paramount to your startup visa application. Unlike federal and provincial investor programs, where applicants must invest their own capital, no investment of their own funds will be required.
Instead, those who meet the eligibility requirements must secure a minimum of $75,000 from a Canadian angel investor, or a minimum of $200,000 from a Canadian venture capital fund recognized by the government of Canada. If the applicant is accepted into a recognized Canadian business incubator, no investment capital is required.
Fill out the application form:
Complete the document checklist
Pay your application fees
|Type of Applicant||Cost|
|Individual applicants||$85 CAD|
|Families applying together||Maximum total fee of $170 CAD|
|Groups of 3 or more performing artists and their staff||Maximum total fee of $255 CAD|
Submit your application
Put all documents in a 9” x 12” envelope, write ‘start-up visa’ on the outside of the envelope, and mail to the appropriate address
The current processing time for the start-up visa is around 31 months.
If you are an entrepreneur or an investor, we can help you immigrate to Canada! Simply complete our free assessment for business immigration and a business associate of Attorney Dery will review your eligibility and contact you to discuss your options.Free Asessment