Investment Options

  • Business incubator – which confirms that the applicant’s business is currently participating in or has been accepted into its business incubator program, or
  • Angel Investor Group – which confirms that it is investing at least CAD 75,000 in the applicant’s business; or
  • Venture Capital Fund – which confirms that it is investing at least CAD 200,000 in the applicant’s business.


  • The applicant must demonstrate that they are innovative immigrant entrepreneurs who will spur economic growth by obtaining a commitment certificate from a designated organization in order to qualify for the Canada start-up visa
  • The applicant must hold at least 10% of the voting shares in the business, and together with the designated organization more than 50% of the voting shares
  • The applicant must operate and manage the business venture once set up from within Canada
  • The applicant must meet a minimum of level 5 in the Canadian Language Benchmark Test in English or French, in speaking, reading, listening, and writing
  • The applicant must show that he has enough funds to support herself and any dependents after they arrive in Canada
  • The applicant and family members must be in good health and have no criminal record


  • Permanent residence for successful applicants
  • Dual citizenship is permitted
  • Dependents included:
    • Spouse or common law partner
    • Children under 22 years old who do not have a spouse or a common law partner
  • No source of funds and path of funds requirements
  • No age limit
  • Fast processing time
  • Ability to live, work and study upon approval
  • Access to high quality subsidized education upon approval
  • Access to advanced health and welfare systems upon approval
  • Opportunity to sponsor your family relatives to Canada
  • Possibility to apply for Canadian citizenship after 3 years of permanent residence