Business Start-Up Visa

Business Start-Up Visa

For many entrepreneurs, Canada offers various opportunities to build and continue to grow their start-up business. The Business Start up Visa is a Federal program that targets foreign entrepreneurs with the skills and potential to establish a business in Canada that is innovative, can create jobs and can compete on a global level. The program links immigrant entrepreneurs with experienced private sector organizations that have expertise in working with start-ups. Through the start-up visa program, up to five team members along with their immediate family members can immigrate to Canada. 

The Start-Up Visa program is the fastest and most straightforward immigration program offered by the Federal Government for entrepreneurs. Under this program, work permits are initially processed to the entrepreneur, which typically takes ten business days to process. Permanent resident visas are thereafter processed and issued in two to six months. 

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Start-up Visa Program, you must:

A qualifying business means that up to 5 people can hold 10% or more voting rights and applicants and the designated organization jointly hold more than 50% of the total voting rights. 

To qualify for the Start-up Business Class, a business should be incorporated and the business should be operating in Canada at the time the commitment is made. However, consideration will be given for a qualifying business whose incorporation is conditional upon the attainment of permanent residence by the applicant(s). Applicants are required to manage the day to day operations of the business.

How We Help

With over two decades of experience, CD Immigration can help you immigrate to Canada as an entrepreneur. The experts at CD Immigration will help determine whether you are eligible for this program and will guide you through every step of the process. We will help you prepare and submit all of the required documents to avoid errors and reduce risks that can hinder the immigration process.

Contact CD Immigration today for more details about the Business Start-Up program and how we can be of assistance. 

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