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Faq’s - Beaver Immigration

Start-Up Visa

All businesses, from a variety of industries, are welcomed to apply. While there is no defined criteria list, officials look innovative ideas that have the potential to create Canadian jobs and scale globally. The technology or delivery solution should also have the potential to be disruptive in its respective industry.  


Typical areas include: Fin Tech, Med Tech, Consumer Packaged Goods, Apps, Cyber Security, eCommerce, eSports, Data Science, Ag Tech, Blockchain and SAAS.  

While they may be helpful, education credentials are not a requirement for this program. Officials are more interested in the applicant’s track record as an entrepreneur or the aspirations to become a business owner in Canada.  

Immigration, Refugee & Citizenship Canada has a list of approved venture capital funds, angel investor groups and business incubators that have been established as designated organisations They have authority to issue an immigrant entrepreneur with what is known as a commitment certificate and a letter of support. These two documents will allow the applicant(s) and his or her families to apply for immediate permanent residency to enter Canada.   

You can apply directly to the program by contacting Beaver Immigration here. 

There is no minimum investment or personal net worth requirement associated with this business immigration program. However, each applicant will have to show they have enough funds to support their family’s arrival into Canada based on the Government of Canada’s proof of settlement funds requirement. The of money you will require is determined by the size of your family. When you apply, you will need to provide evidence that you have this money readably available.

On average, it will take about one year before an application for Canadian permanent residency (PR) is approved. Other Canadian business immigration programs take three to four years.

Yes. The Government of Canada allows immigrant entrepreneurs to enter Canada to launch their new business and begin their incubation period with their designated organization prior to the granting of permanent residency.  

Yes. Your spouse and children (under 22 years old) will form part of your application for permanent residency and temporary work permits. Children will receive temporary works permits and your spouse will receive an open spousal work permit. 

Yes. A language proficiency test in either English and or French is mandatory. The cut of score for this program is Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5. This score is lower than average. Only the main applicant is required to write the test.  Beaver Immigration will provide you with a tutor if need be.  

Under Canada’s Start-Up Visa Program a total of five (5) partners and their families can apply under one visa application.

Beaver Immigration is partnered with technology companies that will help bring your idea to the Minimum Viable Product stage (MVP) stage. This is a common practice in the program. From there, Beaver Immigration will ensure your business case and “pitch” is up to the standard that is required to receive a commitment of certificate and letter of support from a Designated Organization.  

Yes! There is no minimum or maximum number of years that a company must have been in existence.  Beaver Immigration has helped both established and newly formed companies enter the Canadian market through the Start-Up Visa Program.  

Study In Canada

Depending on the institution and program of study, tuition in Canada for one year of full-time study will range between can range from CAD $13,000 to CAD $20,000. Tuition is determined by the following factors:  

Intuition: University or college.  

Program: Certificate, diploma, degree, or masters.  

Location: Major urban area or smaller community.    

Contact Beaver Immigration to learn more about your financial options for study in Canada.  

Yes! Your spouse and dependent children (under 22 years old) are eligible for open work and study permits.  

The start of Canada’s academic year is in early September. However, most colleges and universities will have intakes in January and May. Beaver Immigration encourages applicants to apply for their study visa as early as possible.  

No. Students of all ages can apply for study. Whether you have just matriculated from high school and are looking to attend an undergraduate program or are a mature student wishing to pursue further studies though a certificate or Masters program, you are encouraged to apply to one of Canada’s 1,500 schools. 

Canada has over 1,500 higher education schools to choose from across the country. Based on your budget, area of study, geographic preference and academic standing we will help you find a Canadian school to study at. 

Yes! You can apply from any country in the world as long as you have legal status in the country where your application was submitted.   

Each Designated Learning Institution (DLI) will have its own admission requirements. There are over 10,000 programs to chose from, all of which have different requirements.

This will depend on a number of factors and is always at the discretion of the Canadian officer. Please note, we must consider when the incident occurred and what is stated on your police clearance certificate. Beaver has successfully we have assisted clients with their criminal admissibility issues.

An foreign student on a valid Canadian study permit may work up to 20 hours per week while school is in session and up to 40 hours per week during the semester break. If your study permit allows for a Co-Op work permit, you will be allowed to work full-time to complete this mandatory portion of your study. 

Yes, international students can apply and are eligible to receive a Canadian scholarship or bursary. You also have access to a wide variety of financial aids options; these depend on the school you chose. Keep in mind that even if you are offered a scholarship or financial aid from your school you will still need to show sufficient funds to support yourself while in Canada 


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