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What is the application process to get a start-up visa?

First, you must pitch your business idea to a designated organization, convince it to support your business idea or venture and get a Letter of Support. An angel investor group or venture capital fund must invest in your business while business incubators can provide other forms of assistance to help your business' growth.

The process to pitch your idea varies for each designated organization. You must contact the designated organization to find out what you must do to seek its support.

Once a designated organization decides to support your business, it will send CIC a Commitment Certificate and give you a Letter of Support.

If you meet all eligibility criteria to begin the immigration process, you can submit a completed application, which must include your Letter of Support.


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