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About the process

This Program targets immigrant entrepreneurs with the skills and potential to establish businesses in Canada that:

  • are innovative
  • can create jobs for Canadians
  • can compete on a global scale

Your innovative business idea must be endorsed by a designated organizations in Canada.

1. Benefits of the Start-up visa program?

The Start-up visa holds substantial benefits:

  1. Fastest means of getting a Canada permanent resident status for qualifying business investors or entrepreneurs.
  2. As the program involves support of reputable, venture capital funds, angel investors and business incubators, the investors will get a rough introduction to business advisors, mentors and strategic planning professional; who would be of a great help for them to bring their business to the international marketplace.
  3. Investors who have qualified positively for the program can see future returns in accordance with the negotiated percentage of ownership share in the business.
  4. The Start-up program is not associated to any kind of conditions.
  5. You may get an interview waiver.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Start-up Visa Program, you must:

2.1. Have a qualifying business

2.2. Get a letter of support from a designated organization

2.3. Meet the language requirements

2.4. Bring enough money to settle

Don’t forget to check your eligibility if you are interested as the assessment is absolutely free of cost. Please fill out the assessment form and one of our Australian Registered Migration Agents will get back to you at the earliest.

A qualifying business means you created a business that meets the following conditions.

  • At the time you get a commitment from a designated organization:
    • Each applicant holds 10% or more of the voting rights (up to 5 people can apply as owners)
    • Applicants and the designated organization jointly hold more than 50% of the total voting rights
  • At the time you get a commitment from a designated organization:
    • You provide active and ongoing management of this business from within Canada
    • An important part of the operations of the business happens in Canada
    • This business is incorporated in Canada

2.2.Get a letter of support from a designated organization

You must get a letter of support from a Designated Organization to invest in or support possible start-ups.

2.3.Meet the language requirements

The ability to communicate and work in English, French or both languages will help your business succeed in Canada.

You must meet the minimum level of the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 in modules of IELTS.

2.4.Bring enough money to settle

The Government of Canada does not give financial support to new start-up visa immigrants.
The amount you need depends on the size of your family.

3. How to apply ?

AINiT staff will assist you to provide your updated guidelines, regulations and which correct forms and supporting documents are required to lodge a valid application including:

4. After you apply

AINiT experienced staff will assist you how to deal with the following post steps once we lodged your application.

5. Prepare to Arrive in Canada

If you’re outside Canada

As of November 21, 2020, you must use ArriveCAN before checking in at the airport or crossing the border to submit your

  • Travel and contact information
  • Quarantine plan
  • COVID-19 symptom self-assessment

Please bring your ArriveCan receipt (electronic or paper) with you to show the border services officer upon arrival.

If you are already in Canada

The department of immigration will contact you about next steps.

You will have to do a short interview with an immigration officer.

You have two options for your interview:

  • make an appointment at one of our offices in Canada (best option)
  • go to a Canadian “port of entry” (border crossing), and present:
    • proof that you have the funds to support yourself and your family
    • your Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) and your permanent resident visa (if we gave you one)

Why to choose AINiT for Australia Business Migration?

We have a strong track record of visa approval for immigration and overseas study purposes. We have already helped thousands of people in reaching their dream destinations and live a better lifestyle with better career prospects and a successful future.

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