Canada is Offering a New Startup Visa Program


Want to move your upstart abroad?

Canadian flag blowing in the wind

Tech upstarts wanting to head overseas might want to cast their eyes to Canada. There’s a new program from Vancouver-based not-for-profit start-up accelerator Launch Academy, in partnership with the Canadian government. It offers a way to bypass requirements of the country’s original start-up visa, where entrepreneurs had to get their hands on a minimum of US$200,000 from a Canadian venture capital fund or US$75,000 from a Canadian angel investor. Now entrepreneurs will be able to immigrate to Canada as a permanent resident, no strings attached.


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