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Canada Start-Up Visa (CSUV) - Angel Investor & Business Incubator

The Start-Up Visa Program grants Canadian permanent residence to qualified immigrant entrepreneurs. The program aims to recruit innovative entrepreneurs to Canada and link them with Canadian private sector businesses (angel investor groups, venture capital funds, or business incubators), and facilitate the establishment of their start-up business in Canada. 

VNIS Investment along with our ICCRC-registered Angel Investors & Business Incubators will develop a business concept for applicants to start a business in Canada. 



  • Incorporate a company and intend to develop a business concept or idea in conjunction with VNIS Investment's Angel Investors & Business Incubators.
  • Have minimum $500,000 in Net Worth (principal applicant's and spouse’s assets combined).
  • Be between the age of 21 and 55 years.
  • Business ownership or management experience are an asset, but not required.
  • 2+ years of post-secondary education are an asset, but not required.
  • Have basic proficiency in English or French (CLB 5 or greater).


The CSUV program is for:

  • Spouse of the main applicant;
  • Dependents;


  • Maintain PR status: To keep your permanent resident status, you must have been in Canada for at least 730 days during the last five years. These 730 days don't need to be continuous. Some of your time abroad may count towards the 730 days. See what time abroad counts towards your permanent resident status.
  • Naturalization: Fulfill ICCRC regular requirements (be a lawful PR; lived in Canada for 3 out of last 5 years; filed taxes; pass a test on citizen's rights, responsibilities & knowledge of Canada; and prove language skills)