Start-up visa program
Hey entrepreneurs! Have an innovative business idea? You may be able to immigrate to Canada through the Start-up Visa Program, with the support for your idea from a Canadian venture capital fund, an angel investor group or a business incubator. To find out if you can apply, contact us.
To apply for the Start-up Visa Program, your business idea or venture must get the support of one or more of the designated organizations listed below:
Venture capital funds
Angel investor groups
Designated organizations are business groups that are approved to invest in or support possible start-ups through the Start-up Visa Program.
Organizations choose which business proposals to review. Each organization has its own intake process for proposals and criteria used to assess them. For example, you may be asked to present your business concept in person or submit a detailed business plan.
If an organization decides to review your business idea, it’ll assess the potential of your proposal and whether or not it’ll succeed.
If an organization chooses to support your business idea, it’ll give you a Letter of Support.