Canada Start-up Visa
Program overview: The Start-up visa program is designed for entrepreneurs with the skills and the potential to build businesses in Canada that are innovative, create jobs for Canadian citizens, and can compete on a global scale. The program aims to connect these entrepreneurs with organizations in Canada that can assist them in realizing their projects.
Program Requirements – The applicant must:
Own a qualifying business: applicants whether alone or as a group (up to 5 applicants) with each applicant owning at least 10% of the shares.
Get a letter of support from a designated organization authorized by the Canadian government. This could either be a: Venture capital fund Angel investor group or a Business incubator.
Meet the minimum language requirements of at least CLB5 or higher in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in either French or English.
Bring enough money to settle in Canada with their families (the amount of settlement funds will vary depending on the number of family members involved in the application)
- Have a minimum of 1-year of working experience.
- Have at least a CLB5 in French or English Language.
- Have at least a higher secondary school or above.
- Should not hold any criminal or serious health condition.