Canada Start-Up Visa: Launch Your Business in Canada
A Pathway to Canadian Entrepreneurship and Permanent Residency
immigrate to Canada?
not making the points to qualify for Express Entry due to your age?
open to running a business in Canada?
Whether you already have a business,
or are looking for a business idea.
We can help
We are Start Up Visa Specialists.
Even with over 100 pathways to Canada, there are very limited options for mature professionals. We look beyond Express Entry and Provincial Nomination Programs and help you navigate the intricate Start Up Visa process.
Why Us: The first and only Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) to come to Canada on the Start Up Visa program themself.
Work with a team that has been through the SUV process themselves. We know immigration and also understand the concerns, fears and aspirations that Founders have.
Excellent relationships with multiple designated organizations to get you accepted into the most appropriate Designated Organization for you
Extensive experience with a multitude of startups from across Asia.
Able to advise you and provide insights on immigration as well as all the business expectations from IRCC perspective.
How We Assist You
Assistance with crystalizing your ideas into pitch decks and business plans.
Coaching you to enable you to secure a Letter of Support from a Designated Organization.
immigration consulting, filing your permanent residence and work permit applications, and ongoing communication with IRCC.
Assistance with business incorporation, corporate governance and bank account opening.
Connecting you with the resources you need to succeed.
We review your eligibility and help you comply with the requirements.
Have a qualifying business.
We help you set up your business correctly, even before you come to Canada.
Get a Letter of Support from a Designated Organization.
With an understanding of requirements from all leading Designated Organizations, we help you secure the required Letter of Support.
Meet the language requirement.
You just need an English level of CLB 5 which is amongst the lowest across permanent residency programs.
Bring enough money to settle.
Show that you have enough money to take care of yourself and your family when you move to Canada.
The Canada Start-Up Visa program offers several benefits to entrepreneurs and innovators who wish to establish and grow their businesses in Canada.
No Age Restrictions.
Suitable for older applicants as well.
Live in any province or territory in Canada.
Apply for an optional work permit if you and your family would like to come to Canada quickly
Work Remotely From Home Country
If you prefer to continue to work in your home country until you receive your permanent residency, you can.
Open Work Permit For Spouse
Allows your spouse to work in Canada, while you work on your startup business.
Education For Children
Free schooling and local student university fees for your children.
Access to free universal healthcare.
Lower English Requirements
Score just CLB 5 in your English test.
No Minimum Education Requirement
You can have any educational background and experience.
No Mandated Investment Amounts.
You decide on how much you want to invest in your own business.
If you wish, you can be part of a team of up to 5 business partners.
Your PR is not dependent on the success of the business.
AzulCode Technology Inc.
The team at Yalla Canada has great insight into the SUV process, not only from an immigration perspective but they also understand a Founder's business realities. They provide professional solutions that make the immigration process smooth and help avoid surprises. In addition, their connections to the startup ecosystem in Canada help Founders make quick progress in their businesses.
Magsway Technologies Inc.
The team at Yalla Canada advised us on how to navigate the Start Up Visa route and set up our business successfully in Canada. Their knowledge and insights allowed us to focus on building our business and not be distracted by immigration-related matters.
Labris Global Inc.
The Yalla Canada team has tremendous insights into the working of the Start Up Visa program. They not only helped us navigate the immigration process skillfully, but connected us to significant players in the startup ecosystem in Canada to help us grow our company.
Find Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the questions that most applicants need answers to.
The Start Up Visa route is open to entrepreneurs with existing businesses, as well as those who are willing to set up a business in Canada. The Yalla Canada team will help migrate your existing business or help you start a new business in Canada.
Yes, the Start Up Visa program welcomes idea stage startups. You can commence your journey with an idea and work on building your idea in Canada.
Yes, we can work with you to understand your skills and interests to identify a business concept that can qualify for the Start Up Visa.
You can be on your own or have a team of business partners. The maximum number of business partners is 5. Family members are permitted additionally beyond the team of 5 business partners.
There is no mandated government investment amount. The investment needs to make sense for your business plan and objectives. In general, members of a startup team can expect to pay USD 100,000 onwards each (amount is per business partner) over a period of time.
You can choose to either travel to Canada to run your business from inside Canada, or work on your Canadian startup from your country of residence. During this time, you can continue to work with your current employer or do any other activity besides running your Canadian startup.
You can apply for a work permit if you want to move to Canada with your family sooner.
Yes, an English test is required. You need to get a CLB level 5 in IELTS which is easy to get for most people with a basic knowledge of English.