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Start-Up Visa - Immigration Consultation


The Start-up Visa Program is an immigration program in Canada that allows eligible immigrant entrepreneurs to start a new business and become permanent residents. The program is designed to attract innovative and high-potential entrepreneurs who can create jobs and economic growth in Canada. To be eligible for the Start-up Visa Program​,​ entrepreneurs must meet the following requirements: Have a qualifying business: The business must be innovative​,​ have the potential to create jobs and growth in Canada​,​ and be supported by a designated organization. Have a letter of support: The entrepreneur must have a letter of support from a designated organization​,​ which can be a venture capital fund​,​ angel investor group​,​ or business incubator. Meet language and education requirements: The entrepreneur must meet minimum language requirements in English or French​,​ and have completed at least one year of post-secondary education. Have sufficient settlement funds: The entrepreneur must have sufficient funds to settle in Canada​,​ which vary depending on the size of the family. Once an entrepreneur has secured a letter of support from a designated organization​,​ they can apply for a Start-up Visa through the IRCC. The application process includes an assessment of the entrepreneur's eligibility​,​ a review of the business plan​,​ and an interview with an IRCC officer. If approved​,​ the entrepreneur will receive a work permit and be able to establish their business in Canada. Once the business is successfully established and the entrepreneur meets certain requirements​,​ such as job creation and revenue generation​,​ they can apply for permanent residency. It's important to note that the Start-up Visa Program is a competitive program​,​ and not all applicants will be approved. It's important to carefully review the eligibility criteria and seek legal advice if needed before applying for the program.




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