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Episode 5: Start-Up Visas and Entrepreneur Business Immigration to Canada

Podcast posted on by Evelyn Ackah in Business Immigration to Canada, Start-Up Visa Program, Permanent Residence and Start-Up Visa Program

Episode 5: Start-Up Visas and Entrepreneur Business Immigration to Canada

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Canada's start-up visa program is a permanent resident stream that allows people who own their own business to move to Canada to create jobs and help build the economy.

To be eligible,

  • it must be a new business
  • you must have the intention of moving to Canada
  • you must find a sponsor such as an incubator

Many of the companies who apply for a Start-Up Visa are technology based. The company criteria include:

  • no more than 5 eligible partners in the business
  • each applicant must own 10% or more of the start-up shares
  • the applicant and the sponsor must own at minimum 50% of the business
  • the owners must be actively involved in the business
  • you must be an essential part of the business that will be operating in Canada
  • the business must be incorporated in Canada

Your immigration application must meet all other eligibility criteria in order to be approved for a start-up visa and all other self-employed and entrepreneur business immigration programs. Consult a Canada business immigration lawyer to determine your best options to move to Canada.

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As the founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law, I have practiced immigration law for 20 years. In my podcast, I answer your questions about moving to Canada for work, for family, for life.

Each month I discuss an important topic in immigration and answer your questions. I will also invite immigration and cross-border business guest experts on the podcast.

I started this podcast to share what I know about immigration law and help you make the best possible decisions about immigration. In this episode I explain my background, and why I'm passionate about immigration law.

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Evelyn Ackah

Founder/Managing Lawyer

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