The Impact Startup Visa Program (ISV) helps immigrant entrepreneurs with businesses that create a positive social or environmental impact:
This virtual cohort-based program is a designated partner of the Canadian Government’s Start-Up Visa Program – a Canadian Immigration Pathway.
Want to learn more about the program?
Join the Spring community and build meaningful relationships with startup ecosystem players in Canada
Access personalized training and mentorship
Understand the process of raising capital and/or the path to launch
✔️ Get familiar with the entrepreneur ecosystem, consumer behaviour and business culture in Canada
✔️ Learn to better define and measure your impact
✔️ Feel more prepared, connected and supported when making the move
We are currently evaluating applications for eligibility in the Winter cohort that will begin February 2023. If you would like to be a part of this cohort, kindly apply before November 30, 2022.
If you cannot apply prior to this date, we accept applications on a rolling basis. The following cohort begins April 2023.
After Michelle’s successful move to Canada, we chatted with her about her experience in the program. This is what she shared:
“What an honour and privilege to have been part of the Spring Activator for the past few months. Our business Earth Studio has built a rock solid foundation in Canada due to the incredible input from the passionate team at Spring.”
When we asked Sonali about her experience in the Impact Startup Visa Program, she shared:
“The overall experience was incredible. There was a lot of learning, sharing and networking. Today, we’re in Canada and have met the right people and organizations, like the economic development officers, small business development organizations, accelerator programs, funding channels, etc., through Spring’s network.”
Here’s what Raya shared about her experience:
“The IMPACT Startup Visa Program is a stellar incubator for entrepreneurs who want to solve global challenges. It was an opportunity for us to meet other mission-driven entrepreneurs, investors and leaders. Overall, the experience opened up many doors for us!”
The Impact Startup Visa program is for entrepreneurs who want to use their business to address social and environmental issues. We have three unique program tracks depending on the stage of your business. When you apply, we will support you in selecting the right track.
If you have questions regarding eligibility, requirements and the three program tracks, you can download our program pack for more information.
Introducing a unique face-to-face rendition of the ISV Program! We have partnered with Zen Launchpad to bring you a Product & Technology Accelerator Program. This program offers cohort-based incubation and acceleration.