Start-Up Visa For Entrepreneurs

As of April 1 2013 Canada is now accepting applications from the brightest entrepreneurs from all over the world! This Business Visas program is great and will add to the multiculturalism that already exists within Canada.

Understanding the Start-Up Visa

The Start-Up visa program will allow entrepreneurs from abroad to bring their brightest ideas and inventions to Canada.

Will This Program Be Around For Good?

Please note that this program will only run for 5 years and applications will be limited. The Canadian government has allotted 2750 visas per year for start-up entrepreneurs and their families. If the demand for this program is high enough and is successful the Canadian government will make this permanent.  More to follow.  We will keep you posted.

Am I Eligible?

You must demonstrate intermediate knowledge in both English and French

You must have completed at least one year of Post-Secondary Education

Receive a minimum funding commitment of $200,000 CDN from a designated Venture Capital Organization


$75,000 from an approved Angel Investor.

How Will This Benefit the Country?

This is a great opportunity for both entrepreneurs and our country, by bringing in fresh, new and innovative companies along with the brightest minds we will be opening the doors to thousands of jobs all over Canada.

This program is designed to fast track PR for international entrepreneurs who are able to secure funding with investors that have been designated to do so.

We Are Here To Help!

Once you have the knowledge and commitment from a designated Canadian investor give us a call. Our staff at Niren & Associates are equipped to deal with all Canadian and U.S matters, we are here for you no matter what. Contact us today!

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

  • Susan

    Shabnam thanks for sharing such an informative post on start-up visa. It very clearly and succinctly offers information about this visa and why it was brought out in the first place. I have a question for you about expenses: Government taxes, Bank fees and Telecom charges. Can you give me idea about them?

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