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Startup Visa Program Timeline

Mauchan

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Dec 2, 2017
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SUV WP for people applying form within Canada Usually takes more time than others
The WP applicants I mentioned were all outland. Like I said, the timelines are anything but predictable.

However that statement has conflict with :
Yes, incorporation is a choice. If there is an urgent business need, then the entrepreneur can go ahead and incorporate before becoming a permanent residence.

However, the corporation details will need to be updated again (once the applicant receives PR) for the CCPC tax break.
 

gamehero

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  • effective April 2018:


    the applicant must meet the following criteria or intend to meet them upon receiving permanent residence:
    • the applicant provides active and ongoing management of the business from within Canada
    • an essential part of the business’s operations are conducted in Canada . Such operations include, but are not limited to:
      • physical location
      • facilities
      • equipment
      • inventory
      • warehousing
      • management information systems
      • staff
    • the business is incorporated in Canada



      Note: If the first 2 criteria in this list are not met upon application, the officer must be satisfied that the applicant truly intends to fulfil these upon receiving permanent residence.

      Furthermore, in some cases, the business may be considered a qualifying business even if it is not yet incorporated; however, the applicant must intend to incorporate the business in Canada after they have been issued the permanent resident visa.


      my advice :

      Startup means you want to address a problem in a timely manner with the minimum resources which could scale fast.

      nowadays, startup visa takes about 12 months. time you need to spend to find a designated institution and pitch your business plan least take 6 month to get a letter of support. ( 18 months till now )

      you may need another month or 2 months to come and land , settle in Canada , register the business!?? Holy cramp!

      you just missed 20 months. is the business idea yet new and could bring its initial values? sure not. this is something CIC soon or late should understand it or maybe they already know it ? thats why they give 2 weeks processing work permit for essential applicant to come and do not loose time.

      Lastly : if you really born as an Entrepreneur, you should not burn the time. find someone or ask the incubator to support you incorporate in Canada even before you submit your application and start working right away . as an Entrepreneur you do not need to be on payroll.

      Startup = Right idea , right team in the right time.
Good points.

Many incubators I spoke with are looking for startups with 'existing revenue' not those at idea stage. I guess they are looking for entrepreneurs who have created a solid business outside Canada and are simply moving it here to pay taxes.
 

gamehero

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Feb 7, 2015
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If a Start-up business is up and running - or has potential customers - then the entrepreneur(s) can begin billing and collecting receivables from his/her home country if not already doing so.
I am lost here. ''begin billing and collecting receivables" from the home country or from Canada? How could it be done if not incorporated in Canada?
 

soheilhs

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Sep 16, 2016
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Yes, incorporation is a choice. If there is an urgent business need, then the entrepreneur can go ahead and incorporate before becoming a permanent residence.

However, the corporation details will need to be updated again (once the applicant receives PR) for the CCPC tax break.
Hi again,
I initially mentioned and again insisting on this :

Effective April 2018

“Officer must be satisfied that you will incorporate and run your business once receive your Pr”

That means more power for officers to refuse the application. So its not all about urgent business need, but at least building more trust with the case officer. I however know it maybe hard to find a Canadian director as per act at least 20% of directors must be Canadian resident.
 

Mauchan

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Dec 2, 2017
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I am lost here. ''begin billing and collecting receivables" from the home country or from Canada? How could it be done if not incorporated in Canada?
If you have an existing business or potential customers, then you can receive (or begin receiving) payments in your home country. Incorporation in Canada has nothing to do with financial transactions. Preferable yes, but not an absolute necessity.


“Officer must be satisfied that you will incorporate and run your business once receive your Pr”
That is where the due diligence process kicks in. Our SUV application had several additional documentation requests, like the proof of business existence and structure, bank statements, tax returns, reference letters from clients etc.
 
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soheilhs

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Sep 16, 2016
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Good points.

Many incubators I spoke with are looking for startups with 'existing revenue' not those at idea stage. I guess they are looking for entrepreneurs who have created a solid business outside Canada and are simply moving it here to pay taxes.
That is where the due diligence process kicks in. Our SUV application had several additional documentation requests, like the proof of business existence and structure, bank statements, tax returns, reference letters from clients etc.
not only the due diligence ( which actually perform by incubator not officer) , but also now the officer may ask for a peer review which will be conducted by third parties to make sure the application are assessed with the community standards blah blah.

Anyhow, its a time consuming and very frustrating process. I wish everyone to be succeed in this journey.
 

Mauchan

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Dec 2, 2017
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which actually perform by incubator not officer
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In my last post, I referred to the due diligence by IRCC - they asked for all the extra paperwork/ADR during the application process.

Agree - the SUV timeline and process isn't clear at all and very subjective.
 

stc121

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Jun 28, 2018
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In my last post, I referred to the due diligence by IRCC - they asked for all the extra paperwork/ADR during the application process.
Agree - the SUV timeline and process isn't clear at all and very subjective.
Exactly !!! My application has been processed 11 month ago .and i am outlander had existing business outside Canada with stable revenue and profit. .till now have no clue that 12 months frame will applied to me or not,still under background check .was that means I passed the due diligent check already?
 

soheilhs

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Sep 16, 2016
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Exactly !!! My application has been processed 11 month ago .and i am outlander had existing business outside Canada with stable revenue and profit. .till now have no clue that 12 months frame will applied to me or not,still under background check .was that means I passed the due diligent check already?
once the eligibility is passed, that mean they verified everything on your file. be patient , you'd receive the golden email soon or late
 

trnj

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May 24, 2019
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Hello colleagues startupers :)

I have a recruitment website in dubai, it generates around 500 000 CAD revenue per year.

Worth to try or too small?
 

soheilhs

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Sep 16, 2016
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Hello colleagues startupers :)

I have a recruitment website in dubai, it generates around 500 000 CAD revenue per year.

Worth to try or too small?
Hi there. Never give up
From my point of view you are managing a profitable business. Startup definition is something could compete globally.

Again , never give up. Try your chance
 

stc121

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Jun 28, 2018
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The background check is an advanced stage of the SUV application, so hang tight and you should get your COPR sooner than later. Good luck!
Thank You !!! I had already decision made as well as PPR and submitted and now waiting for the COPR and visa being issued