Start-up Visa program for Canada

Canada has just launched a new visa program for entrepreneurs called the Start-up Visa. This visa is a great way for people with business ideas to enter Canada. This visa is expected to be very popular and there will be limited space every year until the visa is made permanent. It will be made permanent if this new program is popular enough. This program is a great way for those with special skills to use them to immigrate. This visa is different from the H1B work visa, since it does not necessarily lead to permanent residency.

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There are three main requirements for the Start-up Visa program in Canada:

  1. You must demonstrate that you have an intermediate knowledge of French or English
  2. You must prove that you have completed at least one year of post-secondary education
  3. You must secure a minimum funding of at least $200,000 from a designated venture capital organization or $75,000 from an approved angel investor

The third requirement is the most significant to the process. After all, if you do not have secured funding, how would Canada know if you could start a business in the first place? If you are able to secure this funding, you can obtain permanent residency in Canada through your Start-up visa.

Do you gave the desire to immigrate to Canada as someone wanting to start a business? We can help you! We are fully equipped to handle this new program in Canada, and we can help you apply for it. Give us a call at the number above and let’s get started!

Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

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