Start-Up Visa Program

Start-Up Visa Program

Canada’s Start-up Visa Program targets immigrant entrepreneurs with the skills and potential to build businesses in Canada that:

  • are innovative
  • can create jobs for Canadians
  • can compete on a global scale

Do you have an innovative business idea? If you can get support for your idea from YEDI, you may be able to immigrate to Canada. Upon receipt of immigration documents, you will be accepted into our Incubator Track program which supports Canadian start-ups by providing tools, training and funding necessary for success in Canada.

*We value personal connections and encourage you to review our International Start-Up training programs which allow entrepreneurs to become familiarized with Canada’s business landscape and meet with organizations supporting small business growth and development. Upon program completion, entrepreneurs will have the tools and expertise necessary to pitch and potentially bring their ventures to the Canadian market.


The application period for Start-Up Visa is currently closed and will re-open on November 1, 2017