Headquarter your Start-up in Canada
Incorporate your company in Canada.
Immigrate as a Canadian Permanent Resident With Your Family.
Utilize Canada's strong history in innovation and technology.
The Maple Program partners with service partners to give you tools to ensure that your foundation is set for you to enter the North American Market:
What is the Start-Up Visa Program?
The Canadian Start-Up Visa Program is a program targeted to immigrant entrepreneurs, and successful candidates will be granted permanent residence in Canada. If you are a founder of a technology Start-up and looking to move to Canada for business reasons, this program may be for you.
Being a Permanent Resident in Canada is the closest status one can receive next to full Canadian Citizenship. As a Permanent Resident, you gain most social benefits that Canadian citizens receive, such as health care coverage, and the freedom to live, work, or study anywhere in Canada.
The Start-up Visa provides permanent residency for your team of up to 5 members plus your spouse and children. Working with our Maple Program gives you the inside track to becoming eligible for Permanent Residency.
Unlike a Green Card or a Working Visa (such as the H1B) from other countries, you will not have your status revoked if you have a job change or card expiration. You can also apply for Canadian Citizenship after 3 years of living in Canada with your PR.
"From the moment I landed, I was instantly connected to a wealth of contacts both personally and professionally. I’ve been amazed with the open and welcome atmosphere Launch Academy has created; everybody I’ve met through them has been immensely helpful".
- Bosko Milosavljevic, Co-Founder of Keeprop
Build Your Network through Launch Academy
Heart of downtown Vancouver's tech sector
Resources and connections to achieve your goals
Entrepreneurs who understand your challenges and needs
Launch Academy has built relationships with some of the top technology companies around the world. Our portfolio companies benefit through direct relationships, exclusive perks and benefits, and preferential services.
The hardest thing about entering a new market is not knowing who to talk to. With us, you will get to build a network that will help bring your business to the next level.
Canada is a place you can call 'home.'
Collaborate with a diversified and strong community
Receive the best service from our healthcare system
Become part of Canada's reputable education system
Canada is home to families of any nation, class, and the best social services. Launch Academy works with you to create a softlanding for you and your family with the networks to help you find proper health care, banking, and housing.
How It Works with Start-Up Visa
Qualified Maple Participants may be eligible for Launch Academy's support for Permanent Residency in Canada through the Canadian Start-up Visa Program.
Your company is also eligible for the Maple Program if you are already receiving a letter of support from a different designated organization.
Unlike other programs, we do not take equity in your company. We have a program fee starting at $32,000 CAD (+5% GST) for the program. Fees are broken down into multiple payments throughout the course of the program.
Please note that the Maple Program costs are not correlated to the success and failure of your immigration status, but rather for the services as mentioned above to acclimate your business and life into Canada.