A QUICK LOOK: START-UP VISA PROGRAM
The application portal opens once every three months until the capacity of 150 applications is reached, typically within a week. YEDI assesses all applications within three months, those selected to move to the next stage of review will be invited to an online interview. An Expert Committee comprised of industry experts and partners will be responsible for evaluating applications based on set criteria. Selected candidates will be invited to participate in a formal due diligence process. Successful applicants will be issued a letter of support for their Start-up Visa application.
Please note, due to the high volume of applications this program is highly competitive. Kindly consider this when submitting your application.
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
In accordance with Canada’s Start-up Visa requirements, YEDI is looking for immigrant entrepreneurs with the skills and potential to build businesses in Canada that:
- are innovative
- can create jobs for Canadians
- can compete on a global scale
- a good fit for our incubator community
* We value personal connections and encourage you to review our International program which allows entrepreneurs to become familiarized with Canada’s business landscape and meet with organizations supporting small business growth and development. Upon program completion, entrepreneurs will have the tools and expertise necessary to pitch and potentially bring their ventures to the Canadian market.
Application portal will reopen on June 13th, 2022.
*Please note, applications are still accepted at this time for the International Program.