Canada Start-Up program !
Canada’s new Start-Up Visa is the first of its kind in the world, linking immigrant entrepreneurs with experienced private sector organizations that have expertise in working with start-ups.
Canada wants entrepreneurs. Unlike programs in other countries, we do not provide “temporary” or “conditional” status. Successful applicants to this program will be able to immediately apply for permanent residence if they secure a commitment from a designated Canadian private sector organization.
Do you want to build a dynamic company that can compete on a global scale? It starts in Canada.
Canada is open for business to the world’s start-up entrepreneurs
There are many reasons why Canada is the best place to build your business:
Strong economic growth:
Forbes magazine rates Canada as the best country in the G-20 with which to do business. Canada has the strongest fiscal position in the G-7 and among the best fiscal prospects in the G-20.
Low taxes and low business costs:
Canada offers a low-cost and low-tax environment so your business can thrive. Canada’s overall tax rate on new business investment is significantly lower than that of other G-7 countries. KPMG ranks Canada as the most tax competitive country in the G-7.
Excellence in research and innovation:
Canada offers a winning environment for research and innovation, including world-leading research and development (R & D) infrastructure, scientific talent and innovation incentives. Combined federal and provincial credits can return to foreign investors, on average, up to 30 percent of their R & D investment in Canada.
Top quality of life:
Canada’s top quality of life provides a great backdrop for the success of individuals, families and globally engaged companies. According to the World Bank, in 2011 Canadians enjoyed nearly the highest standard of living in the G-20. Canada is home to a highly educated, flexible and multicultural work force.
How you can qualify !
Before applying, you will need to secure a commitment from a designated Canadian angel investor group, venture capital fund or business incubator to support your business idea.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada has collaborated with Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association, the National Angel Capital Organization and the Canadian Association of Business Incubation to identify the participating private sector organizations.
To apply for the Start-Up Visa, contact below one of these organizations and convince them your business idea is worth supporting.
Once you have a commitment, then you can apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada to immigrate through the program.
In addition to passing standard health and security criteria, you will need to demonstrate your ability to communicate in either English or French, that you have completed one year of study at a postsecondary institution, and that you have enough money to live on while establishing your business.
Program Procedure & Requirements
These are Program Steps
Step 1 : Prepare Detailed Business Plan .
Step 2 : Process for Support of Latter Govt Designated Companies.
Step 3 : Submit file with complete required documents in CIC.
Step 4 : Submission for Visa Processing
Step 5 : Visa
|Angel investor Groups||Business Incubators|
|Angel One Network Inc.||Canada Accelerator Co (d/b/a HIGHLINE)|
|First Angel Network Association||Communitech|
|Golden Triangle Angel Network||Empowered Startups Ltd.|
|Oak Mason Investments Inc.||Extreme Innovations|
|TenX Angel Investors Inc||INcubes Inc.|
|Launchpad PEI Inc|
|Ryerson Futures Inc|
|Toronto Business Development Centre|
|Waterloo Accelerator Centre|
Applicant follow these requirements for program .
All Academic Documents
All Experienced Certificate
Passport Size Picture 35mm x 45mm
IELTS 5.0 In Each ( CLB - 5 )
Bank Statement 1.2 Million
Partner Co Founder Documents
Police Clearance Certificate
|Latter of Support from a government-designated organization
||NTN & Business Profile
List of organizations the government has designated to work with entrepreneurs in the Startup Visa program:
|Advantage Growth (No.2) L.P.||BDC Venture Capital|
|Blackberry Partners Fund II LP||Canadian Accelerator Fund Ltd|
|Celtic House Venture Partners Fund III LP||DRI Capital Inc|
|Extreme Venture Partners LLP||Golden Opportunities Fund Inc|
|INOVIA CAPITAL INC||Lumira Capital|
|MaRS Cleantech Fund LP||Mobio Technologies Inc|
|New Brunswick Innovation Foundation Inc||Oak Mason Investments Inc|
|OMERS Ventures Management Inc||Ontario SME Capital Corporation|
|Pangaea Ventures Fund III, LP||PRIVEQ III - IV Limited Partnership|
|Quorum Investment Pool Limited Partnership||Quorum Secured Equity Trust|
|Real Ventures||Rho Canada Ventures|
|Rogers Venture Partners, LLC||Summerhill Venture Partners Management Inc.|
|Tandem Expansion Management Inc||Top Renergy Inc|
|Vanedge Capital Limited Partnership||Version One Ventures|
|Wellington Financial LP||Westcap Mgt. Ltd|
|Yaletown Venture Partners Inc||--|