The Start-up Visa is for individuals who are entrepreneurs and want to establish a business in Canada for the first time. Your business idea needs to be innovative, viable, and scalable. Your business should create jobs for Canadians and must be able to compete on a global scale. At Dastur Immigration Services, we assist entrepreneurs to prepare for successful Start-up Visa applications. We can also assist applicants to secure start-up visa endorsement from an endorsing body.
Any entrepreneur or individual is eligible for the Start-up Visa Program if he or she has a qualifying business, obtained a letter of support from a designated organization, met the language requirements, and can bring enough money to settle in Canada.
To apply for the Start-up Visa Program, your business idea needs support from one or more of the designated organizations, such as venture capital funds, angel investor groups, and business incubators. There are many organizations in Canada that will accept your letter and provide a minimum investment amount. We will guide you on how to find the most suitable designated organization based on your business idea. Contact us to know more.
CLB is the Canadian Language Benchmark. Start-up visa applicants need to obtain CLB level 5 in either English or French in all of these four areas, including speaking, reading, writing, and listening. There are approved agencies that do language testing for people who apply under the start-up business visa. You must take the test from designated language testing agencies. Not sure how to find it? We will help you. Contact us today!
The cost of living in Canada will be different than in your home country. Also, the cost of living will vary depending on where you decide to settle in Canada. You can bring a certain limit of cash money with you to Canada. You will have to consult an immigration specialist to know how much money you will need to support yourself and your family after you arrive in Canada.
The Province of Quebec has its own business immigration programs and regulations. If you plan to start a business in Quebec, visit Quebec’s immigration website.