Your application to come to Canada through the Start-up Visa program will be assessed on a pass/fail basis. Four requirements must be met. You must:
To be eligible to receive a Start-up Visa, you must:
Prove your business is supported by a designated organization
Before you can apply for a Start-up Visa, you must have the support of a designated organization. If a designated organization decides to support your business, it will provide you with a Letter of Support.
You must include the Letter of Support with your application. If you do not include the letter or do not meet any of the eligibility requirements below, your application will be refused.
Show that your business meets the ownership requirements
Up to five people can apply for a Start-up Visa as owners of a single business. However, to meet the ownership requirements:
Meet the language requirements
The ability to communicate and work in English, French, or both will help your business succeed in Canada.
You must take a language test from an agency approved by CIC and include the results with your application for your application to be processed.
You must meet the minimum level of the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 in either English or French in all of these four areas:
Bring sufficient settlement funds
The Government of Canada does not provide financial support to new Start-up Visa immigrants You must show that you have enough money to support yourself and your dependants after you arrive in Canada. You cannot borrow this money from another person. You will need to provide proof that you have the money when you submit your application.
The amount you will need depends on the size of your family. These amounts are updated every year.