Start-Up Visa: Focus On Your Business. We'll Focus On Immigration.
Our Advice To Canadian Business Owners Who Embark On The Journey Of Bringing Their Business To Canada.
Are you planning to launch your business in Canada but feeling trapped by having to scale your business whilst trying to make sure that the immigration application is done correctly?
It is a lot to take on. Making mistakes on your Start-Up Visa application can not only cost you a lot of money but ruin your chances of bringing it to Canada. When my clients embark on this immigration pathway, the advice I give them is to focus on their businesses first.
Yes, the immigration process is important but making sure you’re doing all you can to scale your business, whether you’re in Canada or not, is the most important key to success.
That’s why we are here. We take care of the immigration part so that you can do what you do best, grow your business.
Here are my top 5 tips for startup visa success that has helped my clients:
Preparation is key:
There are many elements to the SUV program that you need to prepare and submit. Working with a business immigration expert will be crucial to your success. The application will be prepared with your help, but you will not have to devote a lot of time to the process and the administrative work needed to prepare the application.
Finding a designated entity:
Is your business ready and eligible to be backed by an IRCC-designated business entity?
You need to pinpoint entities that have a proven track record of successfully nurturing start-ups and have a comprehensive due diligence process. We recommend cultivating a strong relationship with your designated entity to ensure that they can support you throughout the journey of the start-up visa application.
Your skills as a leader of a startup venture must be demonstrated:
Ensure that your application package is comprehensive and shows that you are knowledgeable about the field in which your business operates. Everything from your education, and work experience, to actionable plans to overcome challenges, needs to be highlighted.
Writing a successful business plan is key:
A strong business plan is critical to ensure the designated organization is compelled to support your start-up business venture. Read more about How To Write An Effective Business Plan. We review these to ensure that what you put in the plan does not contradict with the Start-up visa program requirements.
Prove that you are serious about developing your business:
This program is built on the expectation that your business will be developed and enhance Canada’s economy. You need to show that you’re doing everything you can to develop your business to avoid refusal. We want to ensure that you can show that you are making progress in the Canadian venture from when you get the Start-up visa Letter of Support up until your are issued a permanent resident visa. How do you ask? By applying for a work permit.
Let’s work together
At face value, these tips may seem straightforward, but the time, planning, and money that go into this application are anything but. This is where we can help. As we build your application, you take care of scaling your business. Talk to me if you have any questions about the Start-Up Visa application and let us help you bring your business to Canada.
Calver Immigration Consulting Inc. is rated Canada's number one boutique immigration consultancy. We serve clients across Canada and internationally. Our Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant has over 10 years of experience in Canadian Immigration law and over four years of experience serving those in Canada and abroad.
We can assist with applications for both temporary and permanent residency in Canada. We handle applications for study permits, permanent residency, family class sponsorship, visitor visas, work permits, and Canadian citizenship. We also handle criminal inadmissibility cases by developing remedies for refusal.
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