Start-Up Visa (SUV Program)
Benefits of SUV Program
No exploratory trip required
No requirement to invest your own money in the business
No net worth verification
Benefits for your family
Your entire family, including your spouse and children under 22 years of age (at the time of submitting the provincial nomination application), will receive a Permanent Resident Card in Canada and enjoy most of the benefits like Canadian citizens.
While waiting for permanent residency, your family can apply to come, work and study in Canada
When you become Canada Permanent Resident
• When committing: Each applicant owns 10%+ voting rights.
• When granted permanent residence: Actively manage business in Canada, essential operations and incorporated in Canada.
Obtain a support letter from designated organization: Start-up Incubators, Angel Investor Group or Venture Capital Funds
Meet the minimum CLB 5 in either English or French in all 4 skills (listening,reading,writing and speaking)
Assessment & Intake
Conduct an initial assessment based on the intake criteria with Business Immigration experts of GreenTech Resources Worldwide Canada
Business Concept & Incubator selection
Develop and refine the innovative business concepts. Select suitable incubator and prepare Pitch deck
Designated Institution Pitch
Present and obtain a commitment – Letter of Support from a designated Canadian organization
Apply TR and PR
Meet eligibility requirements to submit SUV program application for temporarily residency (TR) and permanent residency (PR)
Start your journey in Canada
Personalize the settings as you wish with intuitive instructions & helpful guides.
List of Designated Organization
- 7 Gate Ventures
- BCF Ventures
- BDC Venture Capital
- Celtic House Venture Partners
- Extreme Venture Partners LLP
- Golden Venture Partners Fund, LP
- Impression Ventures
- Innovation Platform Capital International LP
- iNovia Capital Inc.
- Lumira Ventures
- Nova Scotia Innovation Corporation (o/a Innovacorp)
- Pangaea Ventures Ltd.
- PRIVEQ Capital Funds
- Real Ventures
- Relay Ventures
- ScaleUp Venture Partners, Inc.
- Top Renergy Inc.
- Vanedge Capital Limited Partnership
- Version One Ventures
- Westcap Management Ltd.
- Yaletown Venture Partners Inc.
- York Entrepreneurship Development Institute (YEDI) VC Fund
- Alacrity Foundation
- Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
- Biomedical Commercialization Canada Inc. (operating as Manitoba Technology Accelerator)
- Creative Destruction Lab
- Empowered Startups Ltd.
- Extreme Innovations
- Genesis Centre
- Highline BETA Inc.
- Interactive Niagara Media Cluster o/a Innovate Niagara
- Invest Ottawa
- Knowledge Park o/a Planet Hatch
- LatAm Startups
- Launch Academy – Vancouver
- LaunchPad PEI Inc.
- Millworks Centre for Entrepreneurship
- NEXT Canada
- North Forge Technology Exchange
- Platform Calgary
- Real Investment Fund III L.P. o/a FounderFuel
- Ryerson Futures Inc.
- Spark Commercialization and Innovation Centre
- Spring Activator
- The DMZ at Ryerson University
- Toronto Business Development Centre (TBDC)
- TSRV Canada Inc. (operating as Techstars Canada)
- Waterloo Accelerator Centre
- York Entrepreneurship Development Institute
What can we help you?
It’s important to choose a reputable and licensed immigration agent or consultant who is knowledgeable about the Start-Up Visa business immigration programs to ensure that applicants receive accurate and up-to-date information and guidance throughout the process.
We can assist you by providing a range of valuable services
Take the first step towards your family's Canadian dream
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Our experts assess your professional background to craft a business idea that aligns with the Start-up Visa (SUV) criteria and Canada's economic needs, ensuring your concept qualifies.
Our service includes comprehensive research into all applicable regulatory frameworks for your sector. These findings will be thoroughly detailed in the business plan we develop for you.
After your team's permanent residency (PR) applications are submitted, you're eligible to apply for work permits. Processing times vary by country, so reach out to us for a tailored time estimate.
You may arrive in Canada after receiving your work permit approval letter, should you opt to apply for one. Alternatively you can arrive in Canada once your PR application is approved.
It's not mandatory to secure a work permit before receiving permanent residency approval. You may choose to wait for PR before moving to Canada.
There is no specified minimum investment. However, it's important to demonstrate genuine efforts in advancing your business. You can apply the traction model using your team's skills or outsource it for additional cost, typically about $10,000 CAD per applicant.
We work with Canada's most reputable DO's. Selecting the right designated organization is a critical step in your journey. The factors we take into consideration are: business life cycle stage, industry, and projected business needs
Eligibility hinges on having a qualifying business idea, meeting the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 in English or French, and proving you have enough funds for settlement in Canada.
The Start-up Visa (SUV) is Canada's unique pathway to permanent residency for entrepreneurs without minimum investment or net worth verification and no need for an exploratory visit. A single business application can include up to 5 team members and their families, all eligible for temporary residency while the permanent residency application is underway with IRCC.
Yes, after your team's PR applications are filed, you can apply for a work permit. For efficiency, we suggest applying for your work permit concurrently with your PR application.
Permanent residency status is not contingent on your business's success. You must, however, demonstrate ongoing efforts to achieve traction until your PR application decision is finalized.
The program doesn't specify a minimum investment. The focus is on demonstrating and genuine efforts in establishing and moving your business forward.
Yes, you can include your spouse and dependents in your PR application. After submission, they can seek a spousal open work permit or study permits. Once you have PR, you can sponsor your parents through family class sponsorship or a parent/grandparent super visa.
Once you're a permanent resident, you have access to Canadian healthcare and public education. Education is free until age 18, and as a PR, you'll benefit from significantly lower university tuition fees compared to international rates.
Yes, you must submit police clearance from every country you've resided in for six months or more since turning 18. These serve as a basis for security clearance by IRCC. Post-PR application submission, an IRCC-approved doctor will conduct your medical exam.
Hiring a lawyer or RCIC isn't mandatory for the application process, but considering the complexity of Start-Up Visa (SUV) applications, professional guidance can be crucial for a successful outcome.