Start-up Canada Visa Program

Start-up Visa Program for Canada

Canada’s Start-up Visa Program targets immigrant
entrepreneurs with the skills and potential to build
businesses in Canada that

Check Eligibility
Pay Govt. Fees [from $2,140 CAD]
(effective from April 30, 2022)
Transfer Funds
Waiting Time [up to 32 months]

Have a qualifying business

A qualifying business means you created a business that meets the following conditions.

At the time you get a commitment from a designated organization make sure:

Support from a designated organization

You must get a letter of support from a designated organization (a business group that has been approved to invest in or support possible start-ups).

You’ll need to:

Important: While your application for permanent residence is being processed, you can apply for a temporary work permit to get to Canada and start building your business.

Meet the language requirements

The ability to communicate and work in English, French or both languages will help your business succeed in Canada.
You must take a language test that include the results with your application, otherwise your application will not go through. You must meet the minimum level of the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 in either English or French in all of these four areas:

Bring enough money to settle

The Government of Canada does not give financial support to new start-up visa immigrants.
When you apply, you’ll need to proof that you have enough money to support yourself and your dependants after you arrive in Canada. You can’t borrow this money from another person. The amount you need depends on the size of your family. Here is an idea:
Number of

family members
Funds required

(in Canadian dollars)
For each additional family member$3,586