Start Up Visa

Start Up Visa Program (SUV)


Start-up Visa Program (SUV) is a Canadian Permanent Residence program administered by the federal government of Canada. It targets immigrant entrepreneurs with the skills and potential to build innovative and globally-competitive businesses in Canada, which can create jobs for Canadians. It is available in all provinces except Quebec.

The applicant must receive support from a designated organization, which is approved to invest in or support possible start-ups (venture capital fund, angel investor fund, or business incubator). We will submit applications to a business incubator in groups of 3 (one applicant in each group must have experience in Information Technology).


The benefits of the SUV – a Fast, simple and straight forward program – include the following:

  • SUV leads direct to Permanent Residence
  • Applicant and family can live any where in Canada
  • Lawyer will develop the business concept and manage the complete process
  • The Permanent Residence Visa is not tied to the performance of the business concept
  • Small up front payment, with balance required after issuance of the Letter of Support
  • Qualifications are flexible and many applicants qualify for SUV


To qualify under the SUV, Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Have basic proficiency in English or French CLB 5 or greater
  • 2+ years of post-secondary education (would be beneficial but not required}
  • Business ownership or management experience (would be beneficial but not required)
  • Be minimum age 21 (no maximum age)
  • Have minimum $500,000 in family net worth
  • Incorporate a company and intend to develop a business concept or idea in conjunction with our business incubator
  • Cannot be inadmissible


The application process is simple and straight forward.

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