Start-Up Visa Programme

Canada offers a wealth of opportunities for entrepreneurs and business people, with a rich cultural heritage, and a reputation for inclusivity which make it a hub for innovation, creativity, and success. The Canada Start-Up Visa Programme is aimed at providing permanent residency to active investors and entrepreneurs who seek to establish a presence in Canada and contribute to its thriving economy.

Minimum Investment

USD 250,000

Time to Residency

12-16 months


Canada, the second-largest country in the world, is a diverse and welcoming nation that spans a vast expanse of North America. From the towering peaks of the Rocky Mountains to the sparkling waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, Canada boasts an unparalleled natural beauty that captivates visitors and residents alike.

Its multicultural society is reflected in the country’s cuisine, music, and art, among other facets of its national identity. The country is renowned for its friendly people, progressive social policies, and commitment to preserving its rich cultural heritage. With its vibrant cities, thriving economy, and breathtaking landscapes, Canada is a gateway to some of the highest standards of living in North America.

  • The capital of the country is Ottawa
  • The currency is Canadian Dollar (CAD)
  • The population is 35,881,659


To participate in the Canada Start-Up Visa Programme, applicants are required to submit a comprehensive business proposal, which must be approved by a government-designated business organisation. Upon approval, applicants will receive a letter of support, enabling them and their families to apply for permanent residence.

A first-of-its-kind initiative that connects immigrant entrepreneurs with experienced private sector organisations that specialise in start-ups, Canada offers visa opportunities without “temporary” or “conditional” statuses, extending entrepreneurs a clear path to permanent residency.



Qualified applicants are able to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

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The country places no restrictions on dual citizenship.

Tax planning

Newly arriving immigrant assets are not taxed under Canadian law.

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A single applicant can apply for permanent residency for their family.


Canadian permanent residents are eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship upon spending a minimum of three years in the country (out of a five-year period).

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The applicant and their family will have the right to live, work, and study anywhere in Canada (except Quebec), availing all the same benefits as other Canadian residents.



A first-of-its-kind initiative that connects immigrant entrepreneurs with experienced private sector organisations that specialise in start-ups. Successful applicants can immediately apply for permanent residence by securing a commitment from a designated Canadian private sector organisation.

The programme offers three different options:

Application process

At Passport Legacy, we streamline the Canadian Start-Up Visa process by offering a systematic approach with round-the-clock support. The application process can be divided into the following stages:



  • Consult with Passport Legacy’s client advisors.
  • Passport Legacy’s due diligence check is conducted.
  • Client is onboarded and retainer fees are paid.



  • Proposal to the designated organisation is prepared and submitted.
  • Letter to support is received.
  • Supporting immigration documents are prepared and application is submitted.



  • Application for Permanent Residence is processed.
  • Application for Permanent Residence is approved.



  • Permanent Residence is granted.
  • Our on-the-ground team continues to support business setup and immigration requirements.

Invest in your future with Passport Legacy and unlock a world of possibilities. Connect with one of our client advisors today to book a private consultation and discover bespoke residence and citizenship by investment solutions that cater to your unique needs.

Let’s make your dream of traveling visa-free a reality!