Start-Up Visa

Canada’s Start-up Visa  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

All accepted applicants must become residents of one of YEDI’s Business Acceleration Campuses for a minimum of 12 months, upon arrival to Canada.

* We value personal connections and encourage you to review our International program which allows 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.

Due to the extremely high volume of applications, the portal is now CLOSED and will reopen on June 15, 2020. 

Please note, that applications for the International Program are still accepted at this time.