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Start-Up Visa Canada: Eligibility Requirements 2023

Various immigration programs in Canada are tailored to foreign entrepreneurs, investors, and companies which make applicants eligible for permanent residency. As a result, there is no single Canada Investor program; instead, there are numerous options for investor immigration. These options can be divided into federal and provincial programs, described below.

Choosing the right immigration program, federal or provincial, will play a significant role in the success of your immigration strategy. It is essential to select the program most suitable for your business and your background. Our free instant assessment tool will certainly help you make the right decision. If you need further guidance, you can always rely on valuable advice during our 60-minute strategy meeting with our top business immigration lawyers. During this meeting, you will get an honest and unbiased assessment of the immigration possibilities available to you.

Who Should NOT Apply for Canada’s Startup Visa

The following are business immigration programs that are created on the federal level.
Intra-Company Transfer (ICT)
The ICT program is ideal for foreign companies with a Canadian office or a subsidiary or looking to expand their operations in Canada. This business immigration program allows you to transfer employees from your foreign office to your Canadian office. These employees would be issued a temporary work permit and would generally be eligible for permanent residency after 1 year of employment in Canada.
Start-Up Visa Program (SUV)
Under Canada’s Start-Up Visa program, up to 5 founding partners of an innovative foreign company could be eligible for an open work permit for up to 3 years. Additionally, the applicants can also become eligible for permanent residency in Canada. The SUV program requires a Letter of Support or investment commitment from one of the Designated Organizations in Canada.
Entrepreneur Visa (C11)
The C11 Entrepreneur Stream is perfect for foreign entrepreneurs who want to invest in an existing Canadian business or start a new one. First, the entrepreneur would receive a temporary work permit which would allow them to operate their business in Canada. Then, after 1 year of operating the business in Canada, you will become eligible for permanent residency.
LMIA Work Permit Program
Entrepreneurs and investors can receive a work permit through the LMIA pathway and eventually permanent residency after 2 years of employment in Canada. However, this program is tailored more toward hiring foreign workers. Other above-mentioned programs are usually preferred over this one for investor immigration to Canada.
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Start-Up Visa vs Other Business Immigration Programs

On the provincial level, Canadian provinces offer various immigration programs to invest and settle permanently in various parts of the country. These Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) are listed below.
ALBERTA

Alberta’s PNP program is known as the Alberta Immigration Program (AAIP). It is one of the most popular programs in the Canadian prairies due to Alberta’s ever-growing economy in the region. Each program allows foreign entrepreneurs to first receive a work permit and, after 1 to 2 years of operating their business in Alberta allows them to apply for permanent residency.

Alberta Farm Stream:

  • Managed by AAIP in collaboration with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.
  • Targets individuals with farm management skills and financial resources for investing in farming businesses in Alberta.
  • Encourages the growth and development of the agricultural industry in the province.

 Alberta Foreign Graduate Entrepreneur Stream:

  • Designed for foreign-educated graduates from outside Canada.
  • Allows graduates to launch start-up enterprises in Alberta and obtain permanent residence.
  • Fosters innovation and entrepreneurial talent from around the world.

 Alberta Graduate Entrepreneur Stream:

  • Specifically tailored for international graduates from Alberta post-secondary institutions.
  • Enables graduates to establish and operate businesses within the province.
  • Supports the retention of talented individuals who have already studied in Alberta.

  Alberta Rural Entrepreneur Stream:

  • Geared towards entrepreneurs interested in starting or purchasing a business in a rural Alberta community.
  • Aims to promote economic growth and opportunities in rural areas.
  • Encourages entrepreneurial investment outside urban centers.
     
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Why Choose Raffles Educity

Unbeatable Expertise

What is the basic information one needs to know before applying for a visa? One has to be clear on which category one needs to apply for when it comes to visa applications in any country. In addition, one needs to know how much duration they plan to stay and how will they support themselves during that stay. These are the basic questions to be put in place. Henceforth, the process becomes easier.

Global Presence

Is the process of visa application time-consuming? If one submits documents without any complications and authentic documents the process takes less time. If there is any name or address mismatch the process takes time. To rectify it, some additional documents might be needed as well. All this depends on which country and category you wish to apply for.

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My application was declined due to poor advice. Can I reapply quickly? If not, when can I do it next? It depends on at what stage your application was declined. If no misrepresentation exists, then the new visa can be applied and the process can be done quickly.

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Start-Up Visa

When it comes to investment immigration, our lawyers have a successful track record of approvals. You can read about our investor visa experience and perhaps find cases similar to yours!
“Through our 11 years of experience in business immigration, we’ve witnessed how Canada’s immigration system strategically rewards proactive planning, entrepreneurial activism, and innovative thinking. This is why our foreign entrepreneur clients, who embrace challenges, creativity, and a laser focus on business progress, have achieved remarkable success in their immigration journeys. Canada’s investor immigration programs embody the nation’s commitment to fostering innovation and rewarding entrepreneurial spirit. They offer an unparalleled opportunity for foreign entrepreneurs to thrive within a vibrant ecosystem that fuels growth and propels businesses to new heights. By leveraging their unique skill sets and unwavering determination, these individuals have triumphed in their immigration pursuits, capitalizing on the blend of planning, activism, and innovation that defines Canada’s business immigration landscape. As a specialized legal firm, we take immense pride in witnessing our clients’ achievements, which serve as an inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs worldwide, highlighting the abundant rewards that await those who dare to think differently and forge their path to prosperity in Canada.” – Rakhmad Sobirov

How to Get a Letter of Support for Canada’s Startup Visa Program

As a business immigrant, you have a wide selection of possible investor visa pathways. Depending on your business goals, some immigration schemes may suit you better. It is important to compare and see whether a federal or provincial program would be the best for you, your business, and your family.
Intra-Company Transfer (ICT)
The ICT program is ideal for foreign companies with a Canadian office or a subsidiary or looking to expand their operations in Canada. This business immigration program allows you to transfer employees from your foreign office to your Canadian office. These employees would be issued a temporary work permit and would generally be eligible for permanent residency after 1 year of employment in Canada.
Start-Up Visa Program (SUV)
Under Canada’s Start-Up Visa program, up to 5 founding partners of an innovative foreign company could be eligible for an open work permit for up to 3 years. Additionally, the applicants can also become eligible for permanent residency in Canada. The SUV program requires a Letter of Support or investment commitment from one of the Designated Organizations in Canada.
Entrepreneur Visa (C11)
The C11 Entrepreneur Stream is perfect for foreign entrepreneurs who want to invest in an existing Canadian business or start a new one. First, the entrepreneur would receive a temporary work permit which would allow them to operate their business in Canada. Then, after 1 year of operating the business in Canada, you will become eligible for permanent residency.
LMIA Work Permit Program
Entrepreneurs and investors can receive a work permit through the LMIA pathway and eventually permanent residency after 2 years of employment in Canada. However, this program is tailored more toward hiring foreign workers. Other above-mentioned programs are usually preferred over this one for investor immigration to Canada.

Processing Time for Start-Up Visa Program

At Raffleseducity, we understand that timing is crucial in your Start-Up Visa (SUV) application. Typically, the processing time for an SUV application, as per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), ranges from 3 to 5 years. This period varies based on the IRCC’s current workload and individual application details. Rest assured, our team at Raffleseducity is here to guide you efficiently through every stage of this process.

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Delay and Rejection Reasons for Your Start-Up Visa Application

At Raffleseducity, we understand the complexities of the Start-Up Visa (SUV) application process for Canada and are dedicated to guiding you through it. One critical aspect of this process is understanding the reasons for delays or rejections. Often, an Immigration Officer may request a peer review if there are concerns about the legitimacy or viability of your business venture. This review involves a panel scrutinizing whether the designated entity has adhered to industry standards in their evaluations and checks.

  • Anomalies in share distribution, such as the investing entity holding an unusually high or low percentage of shares, coupled with minimal legal control over the business.
  • Limited control or ownership stakes held by the applicant in the business.
  • A pattern where most applicants are related, lacking relevant experience or educational background.
  • Absence of unique intellectual property in the project, with the business plan appearing generic or "cookie-cutter".
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