Designated organizations for the Start-up Visa Program: Application process for immigrant entrepreneurs

Application process for immigrant entrepreneurs

Applicants must submit an application for permanent residence under Start-up Visa before the commitment certificate expires. They must include the Letter of Support with their application.

If the entrepreneur wants to come to Canada while we process their permanent residence application, they can apply for a short-term work permit under the International Mobility Program. For the entrepreneur to be eligible for the work permit, you must have identified them as an “essential applicant” on their commitment certificate.

The entrepreneur can apply for a work permit before or after applying for permanent residence. In both cases, they need a letter of support from you.

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