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Apply for Immigration to Canada from Dubai via Start-Up Visa Program.

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Canada’s Start-up Visa Program was launched in 2013 and it is designed for foreign entrepreneurs who have the skills and potential to establish unique business concepts in Canada. It allows them to get their families along to Canada and apply for Canadian permanent resident status.


To be eligible to the Start-up Visa Program, the applicant must:

Own a qualifying business/ business idea
Entrepreneurs can come as a group up to 5 applicants or as individuals.
Get a letter of support from a designated organization, which could be either, Venture capital fund, Angel investor group or a Business incubator who are authorized by the Canadian government.
  • No minimum net worth requirement
  • Willing to Invest CAD $100,000 to CAD $200,000
  • There is no minimum/maximum age criteria
  • Score Minimum Level 5 of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) in speaking, listening, reading & writing in either English or French
  • Should not hold any criminal history
  • Must have a clean Medical Record and not possess any serious health condition
  • Need to have appropriate settlement Funds as per IRCC’s proof of funds requirement

Process Outline

Eligibility based on candidate’s background, language skills, personal assets and business and employment history.
Prepare a business plan and creation of new company
Complete the Business Plan and submit the Project to the Business Incubator, and receive the LOS (Letter of Support)
Submit the application for Permanent Residence
Get your Canadian Permanent Residence

Benefits of the Canada Start Up Visa program

There are many scholarships available to international students studying in Canada, provided by a variety of sources such as government agencies, educational institutions, and private organizations. Some scholarships are specific to certain countries, programs of study, or fields of research, while others are open to all international students.

Route to Canadian Permanent Residency permit for you & your family
One of the best places to do business making it easier to access US market
Your Dependent spouse can work in Canada and kids can attend schools
Avail Canada’s excellent healthcare system
Also access to various Social-Security benefits as per Canadian system

Still unsure if you’re eligible for the Start Up Visa program, please contact the best Canada immigration consultancy in Dubai and speak to our experts to check your eligibility.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much money is required for startup visa in Canada?
Designated organizations for start-up visa. Instead, those who meet the eligibility requirements must secure a minimum of $75,000 from a Canadian angel investor, or a minimum of $200,000 from a Canadian venture capital fund recognized by the government of Canada.
Who is eligible for startup visa in Canada?
Eligibility requirements for the Start-up Visa Program have a qualifying business. have a letter of support from a designated organization. meet the language requirements, and. have enough money to settle and live in Canada before you make money from your business.
Is Canada start-up visa worth it?
Benefits of the Start-Up VisaThis visa provides a direct path to permanent residence. Successful applicants and their family members become permanent residents, gaining access to social benefits and a high standard of living. This visa doesn't link your permanent residence status to the performance of your busines
What is the age limit for startup visa in Canada?
No age limit for being eligible.
Can I work with startup visa in Canada?
Start-up visa optional work permit. If you already applied for permanent residence through the Start-Up Visa Program (SUV), you might also be able to get an optional work permit. This would let you do the work to start your business while we process your start-up visa application.
Can a 55 year old migrate to Canada?
anada's immigration age limit doesn’t apply to the SUV program, and there is no age points system in the SUV program, so even you can immigrate to Canada if you are over 55 to get a PR visa on this pathway.
How we can help?

Embarking on your entrepreneurial journey through Canada’s Start-up Visa Program is an exciting endeavor, and Abroad Routes is here to be your trusted guide and partner every step of the way.

  1. Comprehensive Eligibility Assessment: We begin by evaluating your business idea and qualifications to ensure they align with the program’s requirements, saving you time and effort.
  2. Business Plan DevelopmentCrafting a compelling business plan is crucial. Our experts assist you in creating a strong and persuasive plan that will impress Canadian immigration authorities and potential investors.
  3. Investor Connection: Abroad Routes has a network of Canadian investors and venture capitalists. We facilitate connections to potential investors who can support your start-up venture.
  4. Application Assistance: Navigating the application process can be complex. We guide you through the paperwork, ensuring that all documents are accurate and submitted on time.
  5. Visa Processing Support: We help you secure your Canadian visa, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free immigration process for you and your family.
  6. Settlement Services: Relocating to a new country can be challenging. Our settlement services help you and your family adapt to your new Canadian environment, including finding housing and schools.
  7. Post-Arrival Guidance: Our support doesn’t end upon arrival in Canada. We provide ongoing assistance and resources to help your start-up thrive in its new Canadian home.

Abroad Routes is committed to making your entrepreneurial dream a reality through Canada’s Start-up Visa Program. Let us be your partner in building a successful business venture in one of the world’s most innovative and welcoming countries. Your journey to Canadian entrepreneurship begins with us.

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