Canada Start-Up Visa

Operated by Leduc Capital Management Inc.

This program is intended for foreign entrepreneurs who want to startup an innovative business in Canada. Successful candidates receive a Canadian Permanent Residence status for themselves and their families.


The benefits of a Canadian Permanent Residence status

  • Democratic system
  • Universal Health Care System
  • Education
  • Quality of life
  • Multiculturalism

Admissibility Criteria

Create an eligible innovative business:

  • A minimum of 10% voting rights must be owned by each applicant.
  • The candidates and designated organizations must own at least 50% of the voting rights.
  • A maximum of 5 people can apply as owners of the business.
  • Must be incorporated in Canada.
  • Must be active in Canada.

Have sufficient funds to support yourself in Canada.

  • Be accepted into a designated incubator business program;
  • Obtain a total investment of $200,000 from venture capital funds; or
  • Obtain a minimum of $75,000 from an angel investor or group.

Minimum language requirement: Each applicant must have achieved a minimum Canadian language proficiency (CLB) level 5 in English or French for speaking, reading, writing, and listening.

Have sufficient funds to support yourself in Canada.

Program Benefits

Begin an entrepreneurial journey in Canada through an innovative business idea
Possibility of a Work Permit to begin business venture
Obtain a Canadian Permanent Residence status for applicants and their families (spouse and children under 22)

Our Services



  • Meet with clients and analyze suitability
  • Identify essential applicant

Business Plan support

  • Help transform and brainstorm your business idea
  • Assist in creation of business plans and updates
  • Ongoing support and coaching for business plan execution

Immigration services

  • Prepare and submit work permit application
  • Prepare and submit permanent residence application
  • Stay informed of immigration regulations and updates

Program Steps Overview

  1. Meet with Leduc team for preliminary assessment

  2. Complete and provide Leduc team with following documents

    • Retainer agreement
    • Application Form
    • All supporting documentation required by Leduc team
  3. Interview with designated organization

    • Submit business pitch-deck
    • Receive Letter of Support
  4. Submit application

    • Leduc team will prepare and submit the immigration application
    • Interview with immigration officer
    • Pass medical and background check
  5. Operate your business

    • Apply for a work permit to begin your Canadian entrepreneurship journey