start up visa program canada

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.

How Does Dastur Immigration Services Help You?

  • Our immigration consultants help you understand the Start-up Visa application process, requirements, specifications, and beyond.
  • We assist you in obtaining a letter of support from the designated organization.
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  • We provide guidance and assist clear the language test from an approved agency. If you want to work and settle in Canada, proficiency in English, French or both languages will help your business succeed.
  • We guide you on how to prepare documents that show  you have enough money to support yourself and your dependants after you arrive in Canada. 
  • We help you navigate through the start-up visa instruction guide and document checklist so you can complete it quickly and easily.
  • We help you complete biometrics verification and obtain medical exams, police certificates, and language testing certificates.
  • Once your application is approved and you’re issued with a permanent residence, we will prepare you on how to arrive and settle in Canada.
  • We will inform you what to bring with you when you arrive in Canada.

Who Can Apply for Start-Up Visa?

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.

Frequently Ask Questions

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.

Ready to Get Started?

To discuss your Canada Start-up Visa application with one of our business immigration consultants, contact us today or complete our enquiry form.
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