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Who will review my application for a start-up visa?

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) reviews every application for immigration to Canada.

The viability of your business proposal will be assessed by the designated organization to which you apply.

Your application is also subject to an independent peer review process designed to protect against fraud and ensure that applicants are genuine. The review is conducted by an independent panel established by CIC's relevant industry association partner for the sector:

All designated organizations hold membership with at least one of these partnering associations.

The independent review examines the level of due diligence that was performed by the designated organization and:


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