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Canada. Start Up visa

Program for businessmen and entrepreneurs
Level of difficulty
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  • From 2000$
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Summary of the Canada Start Up visa program
A program for foreigners who want to move to Canada and start an innovative business startup. Up to 5 employees can move per startup project.

Who is eligible for the Canada Start Up visa

  • Founders and co-founders of innovative startup projects;
  • Key employees of the startup project.

Canada Start Up visa requirements

  • A valid passport;
  • Approval of the startup business plan by one of the key organizations evaluating the potential of innovative projects in Canada: Canadian Venture Capital Fund, Canadian Investment Group or National Business Incubation Organization;
  • At least 10% ownership of the startup;
  • Knowledge of English or French at Intermediate level or higher;
  • Proof of sufficient funds for living in Canada in the amount of $10,000 for one person for one year, $12,500 for two family members, $15,000 for three persons, etc.;
  • Medical certificate of health status of the applicant;
  • Certificate of criminal record.
Costs associated with a Canada Start Up visa
  • Application review - $500
  • CoML fee - $400
  • Biometrics - $85
Terms of obtaining a Canada Start Up visa
  • Up to 12 to 16 months
  • Upon approval of the Permanent Residence Permit is issued.

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