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Start-Up Visa (SUV)--Business Immigration

Business immigration is a category of persons selected primarily on their ability to create jobs for themselves and other Canadians. Requirements vary depending on the subclass of business immigration.

The regulations provide for four categories of business immigration:

Start-up Business Class

Start-up applicants do not have to invest their own money. The program links immigrant entrepreneurs with private Canadian business incubators, angel investor groups, or venture capital fund organizations that have experience working with start-ups and can provide essential resources. It must be a new business (less than six months old on the date on which their application for a PR visa is made) intended to be operated in Canada that meets the criteria of a qualifying business and that has received a letter of support from a designated business organization, namely a business incubator, angel investor group, or venture capital fund organization, to invest in or support the start-up. 

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