Start-up visa program

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada , Government of Canada • Applies only to: Newfoundland and LabradorPrince Edward IslandNova ScotiaNew BrunswickOntarioManitobaSaskatchewanAlbertaBritish ColumbiaYukonNorthwest TerritoriesNunavut

If you would like to start a business in Canada, you may be eligible to immigrate and get help from experienced private sector organizations.

To apply, you must:

  • First obtain the support of one of many designated Canadian organizations (angel investor group, venture capital fund or business incubator)
  • Meet language and educational criteria
  • Have sufficient settlement funds

If you plan to settle in Quebec as a business immigrant, you must first apply to the Government of Québec for a Selection Certificate.

Other conditions apply.

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