Canada
Start-up Visa

$250,000+

Required Investment

2-3 months

Time to Residency

“Canada is mostly known for its resources; I want you to know Canadians for our resourcefulness,” Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister. From the quality of life to the number of opportunities Canada has the potential to change your life. With its diverse cultures, traditions, and languages, your family can access high-quality education and a stable and secure economy.

Canada Start-up Visa program offers entrepreneurs an opportunity to connect with private organizations in Canada that help start-ups streamline their business journey. Not only that, the Canada Start-up Visa program ensures successful applicants get permanent residence without going through tiring procedures. If you want to scale your business globally, the Canada Start-up Visa program can be a great option for you.

“Canada is mostly known for its resources; I want you to know Canadians for our resourcefulness,” Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister. From the quality of life to the number of opportunities Canada has the potential to change your life. With its diverse cultures, traditions, and languages, your family can access high-quality education and a stable and secure economy.

Canada Start-up Visa program offers entrepreneurs an opportunity to connect with private organizations in Canada that help start-ups streamline their business journey. Not only that, the Canada Start-up Visa program ensures successful applicants get permanent residence without going through tiring procedures. If you want to scale your business globally, the Canada Start-up Visa program can be a great option for you.

Quick Facts

Population

>38,930,000

Capital

Ottawa

Currency

Canadian Dollar (CAD)

Total Area

9.985 million km²

Visa Free Countries

152

Language

English and French

Canada Residency Benefits

Becoming a Canadian resident provides better lifestyle and helps your business get more opportunity to thrive

Stable Economy with Strong Global Presence

According to Forbes magazine, Canada ranks among the best G-10 countries to do business with. Its economic stability ensures a strongest fiscal position and its wide-ranging trade agreeements offer vast opportunities for expansion. 

Benefits for your Spouse and Children

As an investor, you can include your family in the application. Your spouse will be allowed to work and your children can benefit from Canada’s strong education system and world-class universities.

Canada Offer Diverse and High-quality Lifestyle

As the World Bank noted in 2011, among G-10 countries, Canada offers its citizens a high standard lifestyle. Its impressive educational opportunities, an effective and multicultural environment leads to successful business ventures.

Tax Benefits

Newly arriving residents do not need to pay tax under Canadian Law. This allows for a number of financial strategies to optimize your taxes and assets.

Path Toward Citizenship

The Canada Start-Up visa is a direct path toward Canada Permanent Residence which allows visa holders to apply for Canada citizenship after 3 years.

Why Canada?

Canada has always been one of the most sought-after destinations for migration. Due to strong social benefits, outstanding educational opportunities, and favorable policies for entrepreneurs, the country should be high on any investor’s list.

Fees Expectations and Requirements

Canada gains the highest place among the top five countries in the OECD Indicators of Talent Attractiveness for Start-up Founders, 2024. While there are different options within the start-up visa program, the basic cost remains the same. 

*Please note that the any prices are not inclusive of miscellaneous government fees and a legal management fee calculated on a case-by-case basis. Prices are subject to change based on government regulations. Please contact one of our advisors for a personalized quote.

Start-up Visa
$250,000+

The Canada Start-up Visa program has several different paths for investors to obtain permanent residency. The program is designed to attract start-up founders, entrepreneurs, and business owners. To qualify for the program, investors must receive support form a designated organization.  

The most popular option is self-funded with participation in a business incubator. Other options include an angel group investment with at least CAD75,000 raised or to raise CAD200,000 from a Venture Capitalist fund. 

Eligibility Criteria
  • English/ French level CLB5
  • Proof of Funds for settlement potential
  • Clear medical and criminal background
  • New and innovative business idea
  • Letter of Support from a DBO (Designated Business Organization)

Eligible Dependents that you can include in an application are: 

  • The spouse of the applicant
  •  Unmarried children under 22 years of age 

Restrictions: All Nationalities are eligible to apply for a Canada Start-up Visa.

How Canada Start-up Visa Program Works?

Free Consultation
(30-60 minutes)
Book a free consultation with one of our client advisors to discuss your fit to invest in a Canada Start-up visa.
Vancis Capital’s Due
Diligence (1 day)
Prior to signing any paperwork, our due diligence team will evaluate your ability to qualify for the program. All we require is your passport and one working day. If there are no issues, we will send you a client engagement letter.
Preparation of Documents
Our team will work with you to put together all necessary documents and business plans to submit for consideration to the Designated organization.
Interview Evaluation
After your proposal is sent to the Designated Organization, your first interview appointment is set. Consequently, you go through interview coaching and a final interview session between you (the founder) and the incubator. Then, you will get a training program invitation from the incubator that lasts for two weeks.
Final Preparations
After successful training, you are labeled as graduated. Our team then makes sure to carry out due diligence and vetting of your business details to apply for LOS (Letter of Support). After receiving a receipt of LOS, your approved business package and LOS are transferred to an RCIC agent or lawyer. The agent prepares documents to apply for an immigration package.
Permanent Residency
After the document collection, we apply for your permanent residency. You will be asked to keep submitting your quarterly reports to the incubator once you received your residency permit. After 12 months, you will have to submit your final report to the Ministry.

Take charge of your future with our expert advisors

Get in touch to discuss how we can help you with your citizenship or residency by investment goals. One of our investment migration experts will contact you to discuss your case. With over 16 years of combined experience our team has helped hundreds of families achieve freedom.