Start Up Visa Program

If you have an innovative business idea you may be able to immigrate to Canada under Start Up Visa Program.

What is Canada’s Start-Up Visa Program?

The Start-Up Visa Program targets innovative entrepreneurs and links them with private sector investors in Canada who will help establish their start-up business.

There are three types of private-sector investors:

  • Angel investor
  • Venture capital fund
  • Business incubator

What kind of business qualifies for the start-up visa program?

This immigration program applies to entrepreneurs who want to start a business that:

  • Are innovative;
  • Can create jobs for Canadians;
  • Can compete on a global scale.

What Are the Candidate Eligibility Requirements?

The basic candidate eligibility requirements for the Start-Up Visa Program are:

  • Qualifying business;
  • Commitment Certificate and Letter of Support from a designated entity;
  • Sufficient unencumbered, available and transferable settlement funds;
  • Proficiency in English or French at minimum Canadian Language Benchmark level 5.

How to apply:

  • Get the application package;
  • Pay your application fees;
  • Submit your application.

How ICGCI can help you through your application?

We are committed to providing you with a positive experience when you want to settle to Canada with entrepreneurial ambition and experience.

Let us help you bring your business into Canada by supporting you through your entire application process.

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