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Canada Startup Visa Program

Welcome to Superior Immigration, your trusted partner in navigating the Canada Startup Visa Program. This program is designed for innovative entrepreneurs who want to build a high-growth business in Canada that can compete on a global scale.


The Canada Startup Visa Program aims to attract foreign entrepreneurs who possess the skills and potential to build businesses in Canada that:

  • Are innovative

  • Can create jobs for Canadians

  • Can compete on a global scale


Program Benefits

  • Permanent Residency: Successful applicants receive Canadian permanent residency.

  • Support from Canadian Organizations: Access to support and mentorship from designated Canadian venture capital funds, angel investor groups, or business incubators.

  • Path to Citizenship: As a permanent resident, you can apply for Canadian citizenship after meeting residency requirements.

  • Inclusive Family Immigration: You can bring your spouse/common-law partner and dependent children with you.


Eligibility Requirements


To qualify for the Canada Startup Visa Program, you must meet the following criteria:


1. Qualifying Business

  • Ownership Requirements: Up to five people can apply as owners, but each must hold at least 10% of the voting rights, and together with the designated organization, they must control more than 50% of the voting rights.

  • Incorporation: The business must be incorporated in Canada and carrying out business operations in Canada.


2. Commitment Certificate and Letter of Support

  • Designated Organization: You must secure a commitment from a designated organization (venture capital fund, angel investor group, or business incubator) that will provide support and invest in your business.

  • Letter of Support: A designated organization must provide you with a letter of support. This letter is crucial for your application.


3. Language Proficiency

  • Language Test: You must take a language test from an approved agency and meet the minimum level of the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 in English or French in all four language abilities (speaking, reading, listening, and writing).


4. Sufficient Settlement Funds

  • Proof of Funds: You must demonstrate that you have enough money to settle and support yourself and your family members in Canada. The amount required depends on the size of your family.


Application Process

1. Secure Commitment from a Designated Organization

  • Business Proposal: Develop a compelling business proposal to present to a designated organization.

  • Negotiation and Agreement: Secure a letter of support after successfully negotiating with the designated organization.


2. Prepare Your Application

  • Gather Documents: Collect all necessary documents, including your letter of support, proof of language proficiency, and proof of funds.

  • Complete Forms: Fill out the required forms for permanent residence and pay the application fees.


3. Submit Your Application

  • Online or Paper Application: Submit your application online or via mail, ensuring all documents and forms are complete.


4. Processing and Decision

  • Application Review: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will review your application, conduct background checks, and assess your eligibility.

  • Interview: You may be invited for an interview to discuss your business proposal.


5. Receive Your Startup Visa

  • Approval: If approved, you and your family will receive permanent resident visas and can move to Canada to launch your business.


Why Choose Superior Immigration?


At Superior Immigration, we specialize in guiding ambitious entrepreneurs through the Canada Startup Visa Program. Our services include:

  • Comprehensive Consultation: We provide detailed assessments and consultations to evaluate your eligibility.

  • Business Plan Development: Assistance in developing a robust and compelling business plan.

  • Securing Commitments: Help in connecting with designated organizations and securing the necessary support.

  • Application Preparation and Submission: Step-by-step guidance in preparing and submitting a complete and accurate application.

  • Post-Arrival Support: Continued support after arrival in Canada to help you settle and grow your business.


Contact Us


Ready to take the first step toward launching your business in Canada? Contact Superior Immigration today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can assist you in achieving your entrepreneurial dreams in Canada.

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