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How Long Does It Take To Get A Canada Investor Visa?

Blog posted on by Evelyn Ackah in Business Immigration to Canada and Entrepreneurs

How Long Does It Take To Get A Canada Investor Visa?

The processing time for a Canada Investor Visa can vary depending on the specific program you are applying for. However, in general, it can take anywhere from 12 to 24 months to receive a business visa for investors or entrepreneurs.

The following is the processing time for the main Canada Investor Visa program:

  • Start-up Visa Program: The processing time for the Start-up Visa Program is typically 12 to 18 months.

It is important to note that this is just an estimate and the actual processing time may vary. If you are applying for a Canada Investor Visa, it is best to contact an immigration lawyer to get an accurate estimate of the processing time.

Here are some factors that can affect the processing time for a Canada Investor Visa:

  • The complexity of your application
  • The number of applications that are being processed at the time
  • Any additional information that you need to provide
  • The availability of resources at the immigration office

If you are applying for a Canada Investor Visa, it is important to be patient and to follow the instructions of the immigration office. By doing so, you can help to ensure that your application is processed as quickly as possible.

What Is The Start-Up Visa Program?

The Start-Up Visa Program focuses on entrepreneurs who want to immigrate to Canada. Specifically, those who can build businesses and create jobs for Canadians and Permanent Residents. The start-up visa allows applicants to obtain their Permanent Residency. Canada's start-up visa is the first of its kind in the world, linking immigrant entrepreneurs with experienced private sector organizations that have expertise in working with start-ups.

To be eligible for the Start-up Visa Program, you must:

  • Be a foreign national
  • Have a qualifying business
  • Have a letter of support from a designated organization
  • Meet the language requirements
  • Have enough money to settle in Canada

A qualifying business is a business that is:

  • Innovative
  • Can create jobs for Canadians
  • Can compete on a global scale

A designated organization is an organization that has been designated by the Government of Canada to support start-up businesses.

If you are eligible for the Start-up Visa Program, you can apply for permanent residence in Canada.

Here are some of the benefits of the Start-up Visa Program:

  • You can immigrate to Canada without having to invest a large amount of money.
  • You can bring your family with you to Canada.
  • You can work and live in Canada permanently.

If you are interested in immigrating to Canada through the Start-up Visa Program, you should contact an immigration lawyer to discuss your eligibility.

Do you want to immigrate to Canada as an investor or start-up entrepreneur?

Ackah Business Immigration Law can help you achieve your dream of living and working in Canada. We are a team of experienced immigration lawyers who specialize in helping foreign nationals immigrate to Canada and get an Investor Visa or through the Start-up Visa Program.

We understand that the immigration process can be complex and time-consuming, which is why we are here to help you every step of the way. We will work with you to assess your eligibility for the program that is right for you, and we will prepare and submit your application on your behalf.

We are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality legal representation and the most personalized service possible. We understand that your immigration is a personal matter, and we will treat it with the utmost care and confidentiality.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you immigrate to Canada. Ackah Business Immigration Law is a full-service immigration law firm for business and individual immigration, with offices in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. Contact Ackah Law today at (403) 452-9515 or email us directly at contact@ackahlaw.com.

Evelyn L. Ackah, BA, LL.B.

Founder/Managing Lawyer

Ms. Ackah is passionate about immigration law because it focuses on people and relationships, which are at the core of her personal values. Starting her legal career as a corporate/commercial ...

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