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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.

Maple Program & Startup Visa

Launch is Vancouver’s leading non-profit tech hub, focused on helping entrepreneurs launch, fund and grow their startups since 2012. We are a designated organization of the Canadian Government’s Startup Visa Program and a designated referral partner for the Global Talent Stream program. As western Canada’s premier technology hub, we help entrepreneurs execute on their businesses through industry expertise, mentorship, lean metrics and networking opportunities.

The Maple Program supports Canadian Work Visas and Permanent Residency for entrepreneurs, executives and their families. Launch as worked with over 50 different international companies, helping them root themselves in Vancouver, Canada. 

Launch’s Maple Program helps emerging tech companies expand their business to North America as Canadian permanent residents benefit from easier access to the US market for business and travel. We help tech companies identify the best path for immigration for their team and their families: Startup Visa, Express Entry, Provincial Nomination, or Global Talent Stream. 

Move your company to Vancouver to connect to larger markets, more investors and better growth opportunities.

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0% equity

Located in
Downtown Vancouver

Created for entrepreneurs, by entrepeneurs

Maple Program & Startup Visa Eligibility

We only work 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.

  • 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.
  • Minimum Level 5 of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) in English by the time you apply for your permanent residency.
  • Willing to move to Canada within 12 months of applying.
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Note: 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.

We are proud to now have a fully Canadian
product which we can now sell worldwide

Bosko Milosavljevic, Founder of Keeprop

Are you ready to go global? Apply for our Maple Program now!

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Are you a VC or investor wanting a trusted partner with immigration options for your portfolio companies? Or an immigration consultant looking for solutions for your startup clients? Launch might be able to offer you the strategic partnership you’ve been looking for.

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