The Canada Start Up Visa Program is essentially focused on encouraging the culture of entrepreneurship in Canada in the form of new businesses or Start-ups. It offers a direct pathway to Permanent Residency for qualifying entrepreneurs who are chosen by government-designated organizations to be supported for their business. The most unique feature of this program is that, it enables the entrepreneurs to retain their Permanent Residency irrespective of success or failure of the business. Even if their Canadian business is unsuccessful, individuals granted Permanent Residency through this program can still retain their Permanent Residency status.

The Canadian government now allows for qualifying investors to pool their skills and funds into the business of a Start Up Founder in order to apply for Canadian permanent residency through the Canada Start Up Visa Program. Step Global is proud of the wide network of approved business organizations, venture capital firms, angel investors, and experienced lawyers throughout Canada who have been deeply entrenched in the Canada Start Up Visa Program. This ensures our process is done according to stringent government guidelines and investors can retain their permanent residency through the most legitimate means available. Step Global has 100% track record of approvals across all Canadian applications.

Please see below for the full Canada Start Up Visa process and contact us today for a free consultation with Canadian lawyers and specialists.

Investment typeBusiness venture (More of mentorship role and not much active involvement required)
Total Investment Amount
(Including Fees)
CAD $230,000 (Approx.)
ChildrenYes (under 22 years of age)
Processing Time24 months (processing times may vary at discretion of government)
Permanent ResidencyImmediately
CitizenshipAfter 5 years of Permanent Residency
Physical Residency Requirements2 out of 5 years to maintain Permanent Residency & 3 out of 5 years to apply for citizenship
Benefits· Access to all the rights and benefits of social security, universal free healthcare, education and employment
· Visa Free Travel to Canada
· Freedom to live and/or work in any province of Canada
· Children have right to attend free public education
· College aged children have the rights to scholarships, grants, and domestic tuition rates in public postsecondary institutions
· Option to acquire Canadian Citizenship and Passport after 5 years of holding the permanent residency if 3 out of 5 years have been spent in Canada
· Benefits extended to investor’s family, including the spouse or partner, and all children under the age of 22
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