Startup Visa

Bringing Innovative Entrepreneurs to Canada

Are you an international entrepreneur looking to bring your tech company in Canada? We can help with that. Our Startup Visa Program offers assistance to select entrepreneurs to help them bring their businesses to Canada.

The Canadian Start-Up Visa Program is the first of its kind – worldwide. The pilot program provides permanent residence to start-up entrepreneurs who have the potential to build innovative companies in Canada that can create new jobs, spur economic growth, and compete on a global scale.

The Accelerator Centre has been selected as an approved business incubator and is able to endorse international entrepreneurs for Visa consideration. Since the program’s inception in 2014 – the Accelerator Centre has a 100% success rate in securing Visas for startups we put forward for the program.

Are You Eligible?

In addition to the Federal requirements, the Accelerator Centre requires Startup Visa applicants to meet the following criteria. Download the full requirements list here.


$100,000 in revenue in the past two years and show strong growth potential.

Innovative Technology

Innovative technology in any space. IP or strong proprietary technology or business model.


Strong founding team.

Grow in Canada

A clear understanding and desire to grow a business in Canada.

Entrepreneurs entering the Startup Visa Program must locate their business to one of our 4 locations and participate in our Accelerator Program for a period of at least 12 months.

Program Cost


for the first 12 months
and $750 a month thereafter


12 Month

minimum commitment to The Accelerator Program 
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Successful applicants to the Startup Visa Program receive a complementary consultation with EY Canada to support them through the application process