1: Start-up Visa Program for business investors
The Canadian start-up visa is designed for entrepreneurs with the expertise and resources to create innovative, competitive, and employable businesses in Canada.
Once you have a very outstanding business idea, you can develop it through any of the designated organizations in Canada.
For you to qualify for this program, you need to satisfy the following conditions:
- Eligible business
- Support letter from any designated organization in Canada
- Satisfy the language requirements
- Have enough funds to establish and settle in the country. Find out more about this here!
The application process is divided into three categories basically; obtain the application package (instruction manuals and document checklist), pay the fees, and then submit.
Generally, it takes between 12 to 16 months to process the application, and the cost of application (without biometric) is from CAD 1,540.
You must note that your biometric details will be required during the course of the application. In the end, you will mail the application to the address that is provided in the checklist.
Upon approval, you will receive a Confirmation of Permanent Residency (COPR) together with your entry visa.
Alternatively, you can choose to apply for a temporary visa and work in Canada while your application for the start-up investor visa is still under review.