Immigrate to Canada Under the Start-up Visa Program
Are you an entrepreneur who would like to come to Canada and start a business? Then Canada’s Startup Visa program for entrepreneurs is the way to do it. Ecompanies Canada assists global entrepreneurs with the preparation and application to the Canada Startup Visa Program.
The Canada Start-Up Visa program grants permanent residence to immigrant entrepreneurs while assisting them to become established in Canada. The purpose of this program is to recruit innovative foreign national entrepreneurs who will create new jobs and drive economic growth. The new Start-Up Visa Entrepreneur Program is the first of its kind in any country as the successful applicants will receive immediate, not conditional, permanent resident status. The objective is to bring the world’s best entrepreneurs to Canada.
“Successful applicants to this program will be able to immigrate to Canada as permanent residents with no conditions attached to the success of their business. The government of Canada appreciates that being an entrepreneur is a risky business – if your business fails, your permanent resident status is not affected and you can keep your Canadian residency.”
The program is designed to attract dynamic entrepreneurs around the world, get them into Canada, and give them the support they need (including funding) to build businesses that can compete on a global scale and provide jobs for Canadians. Entrepreneurs who qualify for the Startup Visa program will be fast-tracked; the goal is to clear successful applicants for entry into Canada within weeks. And the Canadian Entrepreneur Visa grants permanent resident status which can then lead to citizenship.
Canada Startup Visa Program Assistance & Application
Ecompanies Canada assists global entrepreneurs with the preparation and application to the Canada Startup Visa Program. Our fee for this service is $5000 CAD
Our Canada Startup Visa Service includes:
- Evaluation of the proposed Canadian business venture or business idea
- Preparation/ review of a Business Plan
- Assistance in compiling the Application package to a Business Incubator;
- coaching and formal support
- Assistance with selection of a Business Incubator
- Preparation for an interview with the selection committee of a Business Incubator
- are innovative
- can create jobs for Canadians
- can compete on a global scale
- Do you have an innovative business idea? If you can get support for your idea from one of the designated organizations, you may be able to immigrate to Canada.
How The Program Works
If you want to immigrate to Canada through this program, you need the support of a Canadian venture capital fund, angel investor group or business incubator that is willing to invest in your new business.
The Canadian venture capital fund, angel investor group or business incubator must be one that is designated by the Canadian government to participate in the Entrepreneur Startup Visa program. Find designated angel investor groups and/or venture capital funds here.
So step one is to convince one of these designated groups or funds that your business idea is worth investing in. The catch is that different groups or funds have different application processes for doing this, so you will have to contact whatever venture capital fund or angel investor group you choose to present your idea to directly to find out what documents they need and what you need to do to present your business idea to them. For instance, some groups will require a fully developed written business plan while others won’t.
It’s a good idea to spend some time researching the different groups on the list as different venture capital funds, business incubators and angel investor groups have different objectives and often prefer to invest in specific types of businesses. Start by visiting their websites. You may be able to find an outline of the application process you need to follow to present your idea to them on their website too.