Do you have an innovative idea to start up a business in Canada?

Navio Immigration’s experienced team of Immigration Consultants and Business Experts take a human-centric approach to designing an immigration strategy that will provide you and your business the greatest opportunity to thrive in Canada.

The Start-up Visa program is ideal for the high potential, motivated entrepreneurial business person with an innovative Start-up idea that creates jobs and competes on a global scale.

Advantages Of The Start-Up Visa Program

Gain permanent residence in Canada.

Opportunity for you and your spouse to work and your children to study in Canada while the permanent residence application is in process.

Flexibility that allows you to manage your competing demands in and outside of Canada.

No residency requirement or exploratory visit to Canada prior to gaining permanent residence.

No minimum net worth requirement.

Start-up Visa Requirements

To qualify, you have to fulfil the following requirements:

  • Have a qualifying business.
  • Get a letter of support from a designated organization.
  • Meet language requirements.
  • Have enough funds to settle.

It is important to mention that you can apply for a temporary work permit to come to Canada and set up your business while your application for permanent residence is being processed. This is a great step as it gives you time to work on building your business early on without having to wait until you become a permanent resident.

Why work with us?

At Navio Immigration, our commitment to you extends far beyond providing immigration advice and application submissions. Our client-service philosophy puts you at the centre of care.

Recognizing that you have a vision for your business and future in Canada, we’ll develop the immigration strategy that best aligns with that vision.

You’ll be backed by a team of passionate immigration and business professionals and our proven approach.

Did you know that our team has processed the most Startup-Visa applications than any other firm in Canada?

We are proud partners of a business incubators designated by IRCC, which can provide eligible applicants with a letter of support. Using such a designated organization to support your Start-up idea has the advantage that you don’t need to secure funding from the business incubator.

Client Reviews

Kayla Styger
Whistler, January 2024
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10 stars !! My experience with Brooke and her team exceeded my expectations My PR application was a 4 year long emotional journey and they were there for me 100% of the time. They were there for me mentally but also professionally. I can’t thank and recommend Navio Immigration enough for ensuring my Canadian life came to fruition. From the bottom of my heart thank you !
Meghan Watkins - Navio Platform
Whistler, November 2023
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I applied for Permanent Residency through Express Entry, and with such an important application on the line, it was great to have someone guiding me through this - giving me the confidence that nothing had been missed for each step. I am so grateful for how much support I was able to get through Brooke and this platform. And with a step by step, chronological guide, it makes this BIG process seem very digestible. Although I had friends who had been through the process, offering advice - there are so many specifics for each individual, and it would have been an incredibly daunting process without this help, and I'm not sure how I would have pieced it all together otherwise. When the application is complete, they have someone take a final look over everything to give it the all ok, before submitting. Brooke and her team go out their way to offer personal support and guidance. Highly recommend for anyone going for PR in Canada
Kelowna, BC, October 2023
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I want to share my great experience with Whistler Immigration. Their team helped me to become a permanent resident in Canada. I appreciate that they took the time to assess all my options and developed a strategy that suited me the best.