Start-Up Visa Program (SUV)

Attain Permanent Residency for you and your family within 18 – 24 months



Canada’s Start-up Visa Program (hereinafter refer to as “SUV”) targets immigrant entrepreneurs with the skills and potential to build businesses in Canada that:
– are innovative
– can create jobs for Canadians
– can compete on a global scale



  • Pass the medical exam and attain no-criminal record certificate
  • Meet the minimum level of the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 in all four categories in either English or French, which is equivalent to IELTS 5
  • Get a letter of support from a business incubator
  • Bring enough money to settle


Program Highlights

  • Get your work permit for you and your whole family within 4 months
  • Get the Permanent Residence for you and your whole family to Canada in 12-18 months
  • Enjoy residentship welfares in Canada for you and your whole family, including the education for your children
  • Managerial roles or experiences is not a prerequisite for this program
  • Relatively low assets requirements and 
  • You can live in any province or territory other than the province of Quebec
  • You can skip investment in Canada
  • You can build your business when you are outside Canada
  • You can apply for the work permit and permanent residence when you are outside Canada


Processing Times  

Approximately 12 – 18 months



  1. Assessment and consultation 
  2. Agreement signing
  3. Build your prototype and business proposal
  4. Interview with business incubator 
  5. Accepted by the business incubator
  6. Obtain a Letter of Support and Commitment Certificate from the business incubator 
  7. Apply for permanent resident and work permit (in applicable)
  8. Complete a short term course (6 months)
  9. Permanent residence attained


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