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FEDERAL START-UP VISA (DIRECT CANADIAN PERMANENT RESIDENCY)

ABOUT THE FEDERAL START-UP VISA PROGRAM

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Eligibility Requirements

  • To apply for the Start-up Visa Program, your business idea, must get the support of a designated organization (Venture capital funds, Angel investor groups, Business incubators);
  • We’ll be in charge of finding the said “designated organization” on your behalf and obtaining a Letter of Support ( which is a mandatory document in order to apply);
  • This Program targets immigrant entrepreneurs with the skills and potential to launch businesses in Canada that are innovative, that can create jobs for Canadians and can compete on a global scale;
  • You must meet the minimum language requirements in English or French (at least CLB 5 in all abilities) and you could be invited to invest in the business 
  • You will receive an equity participation of at least 10% of the total voting rights attached to all shares of the Company at the time of your investment.
  • This is a direct Permanent Resident (PR) Visa (i.e., no need for any kind of temporary visa, work permit or visitor visa);
  • We deal directly with the top authority in terms of Canadian Immigration policies, i.e. the Canadian Immigration Authorities. No first step Provincial approval required;
  • If the Company is profitable, you will earn dividends from the Company;
  • Your PR Visa is not contingent to the Company being profitable (once started);

Interested in the Federal Start-Up Visa Program?

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Permanent Residency in 12-16 months

Reside Anywhere in Canada

(Except Quebec)

Backed by Canadian Angel or Incubator Group