Startup Visa program

Do you have a business idea or a startup that you want to develop in Canada?

Scotia has one of the most comprehensive and successful Start-Up Visa programs for your Permanent Residence in Canada.

Why Angel Fund?

  • Get 10% shares in a promising Canadian Startup company
  • Get the Angel Fund co-invest in your company and support to grow your business
  • Receive 8 months of business development support
    • Lawer
    • Workspace
    • Accountants
    • Mentors
  • Get introduced to bankers and investors
  • Implement a business plan
  • Get software and services

Who Qualifies?

  • English or French level 5 out of 12 (ability to express basic thoughts)
  • Be an added value in a Startup company
  • Clean security and medical condition
  • No age restriction
  • Get to keep Permanent Residence regardless of the success of the business

Upon Graduation

  • Letter of Support
  • Become 10% owner of a Startup company in Canada
  • Get the Angel Fund to invest $75,000 in your Startup company
  • 8 month in Incubation Program to grow your company
  • Opportunity for future development courses
  • 10 year membership in Angel Investor association in Canada

What kind of businesses?

  • Deep technologies
  • Agro technologies
  • Applications
  • Medical sector
  • Software
  • Environmental technologies
  • And more

Program steps

  1. Send CV + Passport + Accreddited Investor Form
  2. Enter into an agreement with to proceed
  3. Match-making with entrepreneurs and online -training until final pitch (approx. 3 months)
  4. Completion of the program – receive certificate and Letter of Support
  5. Apply for Permanent Residence to Canada (approx. 9-12 months)
  6. Obtain Permanent Residence to Canada, non-revocable despite business success
  7. Funds released into startup and beginning of 8-month propulsion process

Three Streams

  1. Most people applying for SUV Program take this option
  2. This stream is the least expensive but most likely to fail – we do not recommend it
  1. The concept was proven and there is a need for new investors that can be an asset for the Startup Company
  2. Our Designated Organization has 100% success rate with the SUV Program and represents a great value for immigrant investors
  1. The Startup Company is generating income but requires further investment to expand
  2. Our Designated Organization has 100% success rate with the SUV Program and represents a great value for immigrant investors

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