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Entrepreneurs everywhere: We would love to help you in your Start-up Visa journey!

Why choose the Start-up Visa (SUV) Program?

Canada’s Start-up Visa Program is an exciting opportunity for innovative entrepreneurs from around the world to come with their families and live in Canada. The program offers a fast-track pathway to permanent residency for entrepreneurs who can demonstrate that their business idea has the potential for significant growth and job creation.

Who should apply?

To be eligible for the Start-up Visa program in Canada, you must meet the following criteria:

    • Have an innovative business idea
    • Business experience and relevant education
    • Meet intermediate language requirements in English or French
    • Have enough settlement funds to support yourself and any dependents without relying on government assistance
    • Have a plan to settle in Canada, in any province other than Quebec
    • Meet the criteria of the designated organization you are applying through
    • Been accepted by and received a Commitment Certificate – Letter of Support by a Designated Organization such as
      • Canadian venture capital funds
      • angel investors, or
      • business incubators
    • Own at least 10% of the shares in the start-up
    • Up to 5 applicants and their families can apply who share equity in the start-up venture

Why Choose Ferreira-Wells as your Counsel?

Ferreira-Wells Immigration offers a completely integrated service that draws on the expertise of industry experts. This comprehensive approach ensures that entrepreneurs receive comprehensive support throughout the entire process, from preparing the application to representation before immigration authorities. Our team will ensure that the entrepreneur’s application is complete and meets all requirements, and we will represent the entrepreneur’s case to immigration authorities, if necessary.

We are a highly ethical firm that entrepreneurs can trust. Our RCICs are authorized to represent you, members of CICC College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants, recognized as industry leaders with CAPIC, the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants, and highly rated in client reviews easily seen in Google. We adhere to strict ethical standards in providing immigration advice and assistance. Our commitment to ethics and professionalism ensures that our clients receive the highest level of service and the best possible outcome for their immigration goals. Ferreira-Wells Immigration offers a comprehensive and ethical service for entrepreneurs seeking to participate in Canada’s Start-up Visa Program. Our expertise and dedication to ethical standards make us a trusted partner for entrepreneurs looking to start and grow their businesses in Canada.

Why Choose Canada?

Top 10 reasons why a new immigrant might choose Canada as a place to live and work:

      1. High standard of living: Canada has a high standard of living, with a strong economy, low unemployment, and affordable healthcare.
      2. Multicultural society: Canada is known for its multicultural society and its commitment to diversity and inclusion.
      3. Safe and peaceful: Canada is a safe and peaceful country with low crime rates and a stable political environment.
      4. Quality education: Canada has a strong education system with excellent universities and colleges, making it a great place for families and for individuals looking to further their education.
      5. Natural beauty: With its vast wilderness and diverse landscapes, Canada is a great place for outdoor enthusiasts and those who appreciate natural beauty.
      6. Work opportunities: Canada has a strong job market and a wide range of opportunities for skilled workers, making it a popular destination for those seeking employment.
      7. Favourable business climate: Canada has a stable and supportive business environment, with low taxes, access to capital, and a highly educated workforce.
      8. Access to global markets: Canada has strong trade relationships with countries around the world, providing businesses with access to global markets.
      9. Innovation ecosystem: Canada has a thriving innovation ecosystem, with strong government support for research and development and a large pool of highly skilled talent.
      10. Quality of life: With its high standard of living, excellent healthcare system, and safe and peaceful environment, Canada is a great place for entrepreneurs to live and raise a family.

Complete the confidential Start-up Visa eligibility questionnaire below to get started:

SUV Program Questionnaire


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