We were fortunate to have Thanh Tran of (left) and Chien Luy Truong (right) of Crop Forecast Assistant and Ngoc Uyen Chi Nguyen (middle) of Smart Parcel Locker visit our Co-CEO Keith Ippel & Operations Director Tina Ippel in our Vancouver office.
Applications are open throughout the year. We encourage candidates to apply as early as possible, ideally four months before the program start date, to account for immigration processing times that are outside our control. All Premium applicants receive a fast-tracked application with our ISV team. The steps are:
Yes! The Startup Visa is designed to support innovative entrepreneurs within and outside of Canada wanting to start, move, or establish a business. If you’re currently in Canada under a temporary visa and are interested in obtaining permanent residency status, you can do so via ISV.
We accept all businesses from all sectors. We’ve worked in food, agriculture, healthcare, sustainable energy, marketplace, app, e-commerce and different business types i.e. for-profit, non-profit as well as early to growth stage.
No—as part of the Startup Visa requirement under the Canadian government, your business needs to be incorporated in Canada, with its head office in Canada, and not as a subsidiary.
Yes, we accept startups from idea-stage to revenue-generating stage.
We made the decision to adapt ISV into a digital learning experience. Participants will now be able to progress their visa applications to Canada and attend the program from home, regardless of location in the world.
Participants are expected to attend virtual sessions for a total of 3 hours per week. As for the application timeline recommend 3-4 months pre program start date as the best time to apply
Absolutely! When participants arrive in Canada, we look forward to welcoming them, making introductions and inviting them to be included in community events.
At Spring, we intend to build long term relationships with our participants. We always offer community support, access to our knowledge base and staff, opportunities to network and connect with our stakeholders, and an invitation to be part of Spring’s online community hub.
No financial investment will be made into the business by Spring.
We do not provide any legal counsel on immigration or visa-related issues. However, we can recommend an immigration consultant for you, if requested. Please be aware that it is now mandatory to work with an immigration lawyer or consultant during this process.
You can bring up to five team members as part of the Startup Visa program requirements. Family members are not considered as team members.
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Wherever you are in the world, we’d love to welcome you into the Spring Community.