In theory, you can apply for a Work Permit as soon as Phase 1 and Phase 2 (approximately 3-6 months) of the Maple Program are completed. However, we do not issue the Letter of Support until the successful completion of Phase 2. Based on the structure of Phase 2, the faster your company is able to complete all checkpoints required by our program, the sooner you can apply for the following intake of Phase 3 companies.
Landing dates fall in either January, May or September, but as part of the Maple Program, the essential team members of your company will be required to apply for a Work Permit before arriving in Vancouver for Phase 4. Work Permit processing times vary per your country, please check the Canadian Government, Processing Times to get an exact estimate which you can find here.