Maple Program & Startup Visa Eligibility

Launch works with companies that already have a product in the market, are financially stable, have already raised funding either internally or externally, and/or already have revenues, and are focused on the expansion of an existing business into North America through Canada. We primarily work with companies in the following emerging tech sectors: ML/AI, VR/AR, Blockchain, Financial Services, Data Science, Quantum Computing, Health Tech, CyberSecurity, and SaaS.

If you’re applying to Maple to be eligible for the Startup Visa Program, make sure you meet the program’s basic requirements first. 

01

Primary Ownership

Each applicant must individually hold at least 10% and applicants altogether must hold at least 50% of the company’s voting rights.

02

Willingness

All applicants must be willing to move to Canada within 1-2 years of enrolment in the Maple Startup Visa Program.

03

Language Skills

Minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 5 in English by the time you apply for permanent residency in Canada

COVID-19 NOTICE: Our Maple Program is still continuing to accept new applications for April 2021 cohort. The deadline to apply for this cohort is March 15th, 2021.
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Note: As a government requirement of the start up visa program, you will need a proof of support form a designated organization such as Launch. Learn more about Designated Organizations here. This is only an initial application and doesn’t guarantee your acceptance. You can apply more than once if we feel your application isn’t qualified initially. The full list of requirements can be found here. 

Find the answers to some of Maple’s frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) by browsing our LandingPad Video Playlist or reading through our FAQ Guide.

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