The Canadian Start-Up visa
Have you heard? The Canadian government just announced the launch of its new start up visa in April, which is a special visa for entrepreneurs who have great ideas and want to bring those business ideas to Canada. Unlike other entrepreneur or special skill visas in other countries like the United States, the Start Up Visa is unique because it rewards these applicants with permanent residency.
There are limited spots available under the Start up Visa, and the program is considered to be temporary for the next five years until the government decides to make it permanent depending on its popularity. However, it is expected to be extremely popular.
What is required for the Canadian Start Up Visa?
To apply for the Canadian Start Up Visa, you will need to obtain funding. In order to obtain funding you will need a comprehensive business plan that will appeal to your investors. The minimum investment required is $75,000 from a designated angel investor or $200,000 from an approved venture capital organization.
Once the funding is secured, you must also be able to speak and understand either English or French at an intermediate level, and you need to have completed at least one year of post-secondary education.
This visa is expected to be extremely popular and is a great opportunity for people from all over the world to move to Canada. If you are interested in applying for a super visa, contact our immigration law firm for assistance. Our professional immigration staff is able to help you with this new program or any other business immigration program in Canada. Don’t wait!
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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