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Canada offers a Start-up Visa program which allows investors to obtain a permanent status in Canada for themselves and their families while targeting entrepreneurs with skills to build certain businesses in Canada and create jobs for Canadians.
- Make the necessary investment starting at USD 190,000
- Investor needs to have a minimum 10% shares in a federally approved company in a specific industry identified by the government.
- A total of five investors can apply as owners of one company; with one investor chosen as the head of the company (Best-suited for the position as per investor’s qualifications).
- Previous business ownership and management is an asset but not required.
The Start-up Visa Program is part of the Economic Business Class immigration category which has been established by Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA). Under subsection 14.1(1) of the IRPA, this program connects Canadian business organizations including Angel Investors with entrepreneurs who are interested in obtaining a Canadian PR and who have the required skills to build innovative businesses in Canada.
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