Start-up Visa
May 12, 2022

How do you know if you’re eligible for Canada’s Start-Up Visa program?

How do you know if you’re eligible for Canada’s Start-Up Visa program?

In our last article, we have already introduced the Start-Up Visa immigration program and the benefits of the program. In this article, we’ll be exploring the target group of Start-Up Visa and the program eligibility. 


Who is the Start-up Visa (SUV) for? 


Entrepreneurs who want to immigrate to Canada, and are planning to establish a start-up business with innovative ideas.


Program Eligibility for Work Permit


  • Will live in a province or territory other than Quebec

  • Have incorporated your Canadian company

  • Have sufficient funds to meet the low income cut off for your family

  • Have work/education qualifications that suit your position

  • Lastly, have a Letter of Support from a designated organization


Visa Options for Families:

  • Spouse: Visitor visa, study permit, work permit

  • Children: Visitor visa, study permit


Program Eligibility for PR


  • Will live in a province or territory other than Quebec

  • Each SUV applicant holds at least 10% voting rights

  • All SUV applicants hold at least 50% voting rights

  • Meet the language requirements (CLB 5)

  • Bring enough money to settle

  • Lastly, have a Letter of Support from your designated organization


Applicants need to prove that they have the money to support themselves and their dependents after arriving in Canada. Here is the table of how much money they need to settle: 





Language test CLB 5:




Article Series 


  • Canada‘s Start-up Visa: Here’s what you need to know!

  • How do you know if you’re eligible for Canada’s Start-Up Visa program? 

  • How to apply for the Start-up Visa?-- Program Details and Requirements

  • How can SuperVisas help entrepreneurs to immigrate to Canada


    If you are interested in Canada’s Start-Up Visa Program, feel free to contact joe@supervisas.com to learn more!


  • Jie (Joe) Chen
    Jie (Joe) Chen
    Co-founder & Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC)