The new Start-Uo Visa in Canada is one of its kind in the world which helps to link immigrant entrepreneurs with experienced private sector organizations that have expertise in working with start-ups. Entrepreneurs Are Wanted In Canada. Unlike other countries and their programs, we do not provide “temporary” or “conditional” status. Those who are successful to this program will be able to immigrate to Canada as permanent residents with no conditions attached to the success of their business.
If you wish to build a dynamic company that can compete globally, Canada is the best place to start.
The Canadian advantage
Canada is open for business to the world’s start-up entrepreneurs
Canada is the best place to build your business. The reasons are:
- Strong economic growth: Canada is rated by Forbes Magazine as the best country in the G-20 with which to do business. In addition, Canada has the strongest fiscal position in the G-7 and also among the best fiscal prospects in the G-20.
- Low taxes and low business costs: Canada offers a low-cost and low-tax environment in order for your business to thrive. The overall tax rate on new business investment in Canada is significantly lower than that of other G-7 countries. Canada is the most tax competitive country in the G-7 which has been ranked so by KPMG
- Excellence in research and innovation: Canada offers a winning environment for research and innovation, including world-leading research and development (R&D) infrastructure as well as the scientific talent and innovation incentives. Combined federal and provincial credits can return to foreign investors, on average, up to 30 percent of their R & D investment in Canada.
- Top quality of life: This provides a great backdrop for the success of families, individuals and companies that are globally engaged. According to the World Bank, Canadians enjoyed almost the highest standard of living in the G-20 in 2011. Canada is a home to highly educated people, flexible and multicultural work force.
How can I qualify?
Before you apply, you are required to secure a commitment from a designated Canadian angel investor group or venture capital fund to invest in your business idea.
To apply for the Start-Up Visa, contact one of these organizations and convince them your business idea is worth investing in.
Once you have a commitment, you can then apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada in order to immigrate through the program.
In addition to passing standard health and security criteria, you will need to demonstrate your ability to communicate in either English or French, also prove that you have completed one year of study at a post-secondary institution, and that you have enough money to live on while establishing your business.
You can also see the things to know before moving to Canada.