Start-Up

Canada's Start-up Visa Program targets immigrant entrepreneurs with the skills and potential to build businesses in Canada that:

  • 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.

There are many reasons why Canada is the best place to build your business. Canada's advantages include:

  • a strong economy

  • low taxes

  • low business costs

  • excellence in research and innovation

  • a high quality of life

  • Before you can apply for the Start-up Visa Program, you must have the support of a designated organization. These are business groups that have been approved to invest in or support possible start-ups.

  • If a designated organization decides to support your business, it will give you a Letter of Support.

  • You must include the Letter of Support with your application. If you do not include the letter or do not meet any of the requirements below, the application will be refused.