Start-up Visa

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Canada Start-up Visa

Canada’s Start-up Visa Program targets immigrant entrepreneurs with the skills and potential to set up businesses in Canada that:

  • are innovative
  • can create jobs for Canadians
  • can compete on a global scale

To be eligible for the Start-up Visa Program, one must have:

  • have a qualifying business
  • get a letter of support from a designated organization
  • meet the language requirements: You must take a language test from an approved agency and include the results with your application, or we won’t process it. You must meet the minimum level of the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 in either English or French in all of these four areas:
  • bring enough money to settle

What are Designated Organizations?

Designated Organizations are business groups that are approved to invest in or support possible start=ups through the Start-Up Visa Program. To apply for the Start-up visa Program, your business idea or venture must get the support of one or more of the designated organizations listed below:

  • Venture Capital Funds
  • Angel Investor Group
  • Business Incubators

Our Team of Experts will help you in :

  • Understanding your business and discussing the possibilities of set up in Canada.
  • Prepare and submit a business plan.
  • The process to pitch your idea that is different and innovative.
  • Assist you at every step in contacting the Designated organization to get letter of support. However, the final decision lies with the Designated organization only.
Contact us to check your eligibility for the program. Email us at