The permanent residence application can take 12 to 16 months but you can obtain a work permit while the permanent residency application is being processed.
Attract ambitious, energetic and visionary applicants who will contribute to the country’s economic growth, employment creation, foreign investment attraction, increase exports and overall international competitiveness.
Countries are competing for the best start-up entrepreneurs, but Canada has not only several major innovation hubs said to compete with Silicon Valley, but also offers permanent residency through its Start-Up Visa program.
Although most incubators are clearly geared toward technology based companies, other criteria such as intellectual property, research and development, job creation, ability to expand to other markets as well as the skills, qualifications and experience of the applicant are very important and judged based on how relevant they are to the business.
A case-by-case evaluation of the basic business idea, skills and experience will be done by us before even liaising with an incubator/angel investor/venture capital and starting any official application.
Compared to other entrepreneur immigration programs, the Start-Up Visa program is made to accommodate any entrepreneur with an interesting and innovative business concept, regardless of age and net worth. Most entrepreneur programs in Canada, only offer a work permit leading to permanent residency after 1 to 2 years, conditional upon setting up and successfully managing the business.
No path to permanent residency is an easy straightforward one, at least when it comes to Canada. However, for individuals who are willing to go through the selection process, the Start-Up Visa program is definitely an option to keep in mind when considering immigrating to Canada and opening a business, program which our office will help you navigate through while putting you in touch with the right people, before, during and after getting your permanent residency.
We help entrepreneurs set up their business and immigration strategy and execute on it.
We believe immigration is more than just a visa. We accompany our entrepreneurs during their entire immigration journey: from business set up to the first work permit, then permanent residency and finally, citizenship.
To book a consultation with a lawyer and explore your business immigration options, email us.