Start-Up Visa

Canada’s Start-up Visa Program aims to help immigrant entrepreneurs who have the skills and ability to start businesses in Canada. The objective is that these business ideas or ventures will create jobs for Canadians and have the potential to grow on a global scale.

If you have an innovative business idea, you may be able to immigrate to Canada after seeking investors from one of the designated organizations listed by the Government of Canada. The designated organizations can be found at the following link: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/business/start-up/eligibility/entities.asp

Some of the advantages of starting a business in Canada that make it an excellent place to invest and work include:

  • a strong economy and continuing economic growth
  • its low tax costs for businesses
  • access to an educated workforce
  • quality living conditions, such as a universal health care system