Start-Up Visa is Canada’s immigration program that was started as a pilot in 2013
first and it was officially introduced in 2018 as a permanent program. The main target
of the program is to attract ambitious businesspersons with innovative business ideas
from various locations in the world. Applicants who do not have an experience in
business can get mentoring about management, marketing, and business strategies
from the institutions designated by the Canadian government. People who already have
experience running businesses can get investments from designated organizations.
Therefore, it will be the perfect program for those planning to open or expand their business
abroad. Moreover, you can kill two birds with one stone through this program, for your
business and also for your Canadian permanent resident visa with your family.
Only a few requirements are needed in order to obtain Permanent Residence through
a start-up visa :
It is necessary to have a well-structured business plan to open the business. The
industry type of business is not that important for this immigration program. Although
there are several industries Canada is pursuing, there is no restriction to the area
of your business, and anyone can freely apply to this program if you only have creative
Designated organizations registered by the Canadian government will provide
financial support while you run the business. The more detailed and organized
your business plan, the greater the possibility of your business being supported
You must receive the Letter of Support from the organization and include it
in the application.
The Canadian government does not give financial support while you stay in Canada.
However, that does not mean individuals must bring much money to Canada. Instead,
you only need enough funds to maintain your life in Canada.
The chart below is the required settlement funds you need for the start-up visa program:
|The Number of |
|Funds Required |
One attraction of this program is the language requirement. The language
requirement of a start-up visa program has a relatively low standard, which
is Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 in 4 areas:
Please contact us for more detailed information about the Start-Up Visa program
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