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🇨🇦 Canada

Startup Visa

Startup Visa


Visa Information

The Canada Startup Visa program offers permanent residency for qualifying startup founders. The Province of Quebec is in charge of its own business immigration program.

Employment requirements

You need to have a qualifying business - More information about the criteria: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/start-visa/eligibility.html#money

School Information

If your dependent children want to study or work while in Canada, they must apply for a study or work permit.

Income requirements

The Government of Canada does not give financial support to new start-up visa immigrants. When you apply, you’ll need to give proof that you have the money to support yourself and your dependants after you arrive in Canada. The amount you need depends on the size of your family. It starts at $12,960.

Covid Travel Info

Current Travel Restriction: As of February 21, 2021 at 11:59 pm ET, you must meet the new testing and quarantine requirements when coming to Canada. Use the checklist that applies to you: Flying to Canada requirements checklist Driving to Canada requirements checklist

  • Active Cases: 5467

  • Today Cases: 766

  • One Case/People: 27

Detailed Information

To apply for the Startup Visa you need to consider the following requirements.

  • Insurance: Health Insurance

  • Duration: One Year +

  • Costs: From $2,075

  • Income: The Government of Canada does not give financial support to new start-up visa immigrants. When you apply, you’ll need to give proof that you have the money to support yourself and your dependants after you arrive in Canada. The amount you need depends on the size of your family. It starts at $12,960.

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