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What is the Startup Visa immigration program?
The Startup Visa program is a government initiative that allows entrepreneurs to immigrate to certain countries, such as the United States, Canada, or the United Kingdom, in order to start a new business.
Is my idea innovative enough for the Startup Visa Program?
First of all, you need to know the difference between innovation and invention. Once you come up with your idea, be ready to explain how your product/services will resolve customer problems. At this stage, we will be happy to discuss your idea and guide you on wether it is innovative or not, and how you can improve it to meet one of the main requirements for the Startup Visa Program. Also, you are welcome to watch our video explanation covering the question if your idea is innovative enough.
What are the benefits of the Startup Visa Program?
The Startup Visa Program provides a pathway to permanent residency in Canada for entrepreneurs. It also provides access to Canadian investors, mentors, and other resources to help build and grow a successful business in Canada.
Can family members accompany the applicant under the Startup Visa Program?
Yes, the applicant's spouse or common-law partner and dependent children can accompany them under the Startup Visa Program.
What is the difference between Canadian Business Visa and Startup Visa?
The major difference between Business Visa and Startup Visa is that the Startup Visa (even though it is called a 'Visa') is a Permanent Residency in Canada path. However, the Business Visa is a temporary visa for businessmen to come to Canada for an extended period of time to build a new business or operate an existing one. Business Visa comes with the proper Canadian Work Permit issuance with the business that the candidate intends to operate as an employer.
Startup Visa has an incorporated opportunity to come to Canada before (!) the Permanent Resident of Canada status is granted, and that is also a Work Permit – that is the only similarity of these two programs.
Overall, both programs are complex but very useful and lucrative for business-people. Therefore, consultation is highly recommended to select a proper path.
What happens to the Startup business after the PR is granted?
Since there is no guidance from the Government on maintaining the business after the PR is granted and a Startup team successfully landed, there are three outcomes for the Startup project. A team may continue building the business in Canada; a team can reassess their priorities and hold on with the business accordingly or close it completely; a team may decide to slightly change the direction of the business and make some adjustments. Learn more in our special video about Startup businesses after the granted PR.
I’d like to use your services. How do we get started?
We’ll send you our Initial Application to determine your chances of success. If we determine that you have a reasonable chance, we will agree to represent you (we will not waste your time, your money nor our time or our reputation if you have little or no chance of success).
Then many potential Clients choose to proceed with private Legal Consultation with our head office and benefit from an in-depth discussion about their specific situations.
How much your representation would cost me?
No matter how long the process takes, we use the convenient and reliable fixed fee structure based on the contract and the result (NOT on time spent), so your fee will cover all our work during that period.