Requirements of the Startup Visa Program

If you’re applying to Maple to be eligible for the Start-up Visa Program, make sure you meet the program’s basic requirements first. You can see the full list here.




Primary Ownership

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

Local Representation

Proof of Support from a Designated Organization, like Launch Academy. Learn more about Designated Organizations here.

Language Skills

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

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COVID-19 NOTICE: Our Maple Program is continuing to accept new applications. We’re accepting applications for our April 2021 Cohort. Deadline to apply is March 15th, 2021.

Launch is Vancouver’s premier technology hub that helps entrepreneurs execute on their businesses through industry expertise, mentorship, lean metrics and networking opportunities. Launch’s Maple Program helps emerging tech companies expand their business to North America and supports their access to Canadian Work Visas and Permanent Residency for entrepreneurs, executives and their families.

Move your company to Vancouver to connect to larger markets, more investors and better growth opportunities. Canadian Permanent Residents benefit from easier access to the US market for business and travel. Discover if you’re eligible for our Maple Program today.

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

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