Canada is the right home for your startup.

From Alexander Graham Bell's telephone to the BlackBerry, Canada has had a long standing history of innovation and technology. With a $950 Million initiative to support innovation and technology over the next five years, we are showing that we are serious about building the next big thing here in the north. 

With the startup visa program, we are targeting immigrant entrepreneurs with the skills and potential to build innovative and sustainable businesses in Canada. Unlike programs in other countries, we do not provide “temporary” or “conditional” status. We believe that creating innovation is challenging enough on it's own, without the burden of your residency hinging on your startup. Successful applicants to this program will be able to immigrate to Canada as permanent residents with no conditions attached to the success of their business.

To further help you grow your company here in Canada, we have partnered with the service partners below to give to you tools to ensure that your foundation is set for you to enter the North American Market:

Canada is the right home for your family.

From sea to sky, Canada has something for everyone. You can take in the fresh air as you walk your kids to school, ride a bike amongst one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, dine in the most salacious restaurants,  all within proximity of your own office. Furthermore, Canada has one of the best healthcare and education systems in the world making it the perfect place for your family to settle. 

Successful applicants to the startup visa program will not only receive permanent residency for themselves, but also for their entire families. At Launch Academy, we want to ensure you that your move will be a smooth one for your entire family, and part of our program includes introducing you to family services such as: housing, insurance, childcare, and banking. We don't just want to be the place where you work, but a place you can call home.

Launch Academy is the right home for you to belong.

As entrepreneurs ourselves, we know that some of your biggest challenges aren't geography or technology, but rather isolation and self doubt. At Launch Academy, we've built Vancouver's most vibrant tech community, focused on overcoming all the challenges that all entrepreneurs go through. Over the past 5 years, we have helped over 1000 entrepreneurs and incubated more than 500 early-stage tech startups. They’ve collectively raised over $100+ million. We'd love for you to add to that number.

We ourselves are a diverse team with backgrounds from different parts of the world, so we understand the challenge of 'making it' in a new country. We're here to work with you as a landing pad into Canada and the North American market. 

We're not doing it alone. We've partnered with some world class companies who are aligned in our mission of creating better companies in Canada:  

The hardest thing about entering a new market is not knowing who to talk to. With our program, you will get to know the most relevant people in your industry.

Applications for our Spring 2018 Cohort are opening soon. Sign up to receive a free assessment.