Start-up Visa Program: How to start a business in Canada

Start or invest in your own entrepreneurial venture

Canada is ranked as number 6 on the Forbes Best Countries for Business list. The Start-up Visa Program is a way for business owners or entrepreneurs to enter the market.

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What is the Start-up Visa Program?

Canada is ranked as number 6 on the Forbes Best Countries for Business list. As a business owner or entrepreneur, this is exactly the kind of market you would want to expand into. With the Start-up Visa Program for immigrants wishing to bring their business to Canada, this is now possible.

With low corporate tax rates at 15%, a culture that accommodates immigrants so well and gaps in the labour market that creates opportunities for new businesses to flourish, it’s the right choice to make as a business owner from outside of Canada. In addition to this, the Start-up Visa Program is based on the support of local organizations and the Canadian authorities.

Did you know?

23% of the Canadian population are immigrants and the self-employment rate among immigrants is higher than that of native residents.
The IRCC has set new immigration targets for 2021-2023. They plan to grant permanent residency to over 1.2 million immigrants in this time.
Ontario is the most popular province for immigrants who wish to start or expand their business.

Why use Fleming Immigration?

In-depth assessment to determine your eligibility for business immigration

Professional advice on the best business venture for your goals

Documents preparation, verification & submission by our RCICs

We will liaise with the authorities and designated organizations on your behalf

How the process works


Complete an in-depth eligibility assesment and receive a tailrored business immigration plan


Get access to your own Visa Builder to easily download files, upload documents and chat directly to our agents online


We review and submit all forms and documentation to the right department on your behalf.


Professional advice, supprot and guidance through every step of the process
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Meet Our Team

Our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) know what it takes to guide you through the immigration process until you safely arrive in Canada.

David Allon

RCIC #R513335
With a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA), a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Government, and a Diploma in European Studies, David Allon is a comprehensive and fully qualified RCIC and Fleming Immigration’s CEO with a passion for migration and international policies.

Jaehyun (Jimmy) Park

RCIC #R510391
Jimmy first came to Canada as a student, immigrating via the BC PNP(Skilled Worker Program). With an Immigration Diploma from Aston College, Vancouver, a Master’s Degree in English Education from Kyonggi University in Suwon Korea, a Bachelor’s Degree of English Literature from Korea National University of Transportation in Chunqiu Korea and his personal experience and extensive knowledge of the immigration process, Mr Park is passionate about assisting immigrants in achieving their dream of immigrating to Canada.

Giovanni Mariella

RCIC #R705710
With a Master's Degree in Law, Master's in Business Administration and Administrative Law, and a Diploma in European policies, Giovanni Mariella has 20 years of international experience in supporting private firms and public entities even in topics as immigration and public policies for the local development. Today Giovanni is a qualified RCIC serving the Canadian dream with an innate passion for helping the people.

Alireza Motahari

RCIC #R533723
Alireza Motahari is a hugely experienced RCIC who has been instrumental in helping dozens of hopeful immigrants follow their dreams in Canada. Alireza is a certified professional and is highly knowledgeable about the Canadian immigration process through his role as an RCIC and as someone who immigrated to Canada himself in 2012. As an RCIC, Alireza is highly experienced and passionate about getting more people the chance to live the life of their dreams in Canada. His advice and guidance can ensure you get the start you’re looking for.


The Start-up Visa Program is valid in all provinces of Canada except the province of Quebec, which has its own unique business immigration program.
You need to have a net worth of at least $300,000 to qualify through this program.
You need to bring a business to Canada in which you already have proven previous experience.