CANADIAN START UP VISA PROGRAM
As a Designated Organization for Canada’s Start-Up Visa Program (CSUV), the Think8 Global Institute offers comprehensive Incubation services to entrepreneurs who are passionate about creating a viable and meaningful business in Canada.
We are committed. With our proven track record of building companies of all sizes, from Start-Ups to Fortune 500 corporations, Think8’s team of experienced business professionals and expert technical advisors are ready and able to help you build your idea into a successful and sustainable enterprise in Canada.
Our proprietary Incubator program, Whole Business Design™, provides the necessary tools for you to build a Start-Up that is fully aligned to your goals and values, and fueled by your passion.
Our process guides you into knowing the full value of what you wish to bring to market, provides a solid structure that enables you to develop your concept and operate most productively and designs a strategic and tactical plan for effective implementation.
And we keep it simple and straight-forward the whole way.
To be eligible for the CSUV program, every applicant must be accepted by a designated Canadian business incubator – such as ours at Think8 Global Institute – in order to secure a commitment (Letter of Support) on your path to qualify for Permanent Residency.
There are a host of benefits for entrepreneurs who qualify for the Canadian SUV Program: incubation for your ideas and company; developing opportunities for both the Canadian and global market, and ongoing support for you and your team as you shape your vision into a reality.
The benefits of a successful SUV program include:
An unconditional permanent residence visa
The same rights, benefits, and protection as a Canadian citizen, except the right to vote
A pathway to Canadian citizenship, one highly valued world-wide
Universal public health system
Largely subsidized education system
At Think8 Global Institute we look for entrepreneurs with innovative projects that have an international scale potential in a wide range of sectors, including:
Whether your business idea is a new product or service, or an improvement on an existing technology, process, or design, it needs to meet 3 basic qualifications:
Is the idea factually innovative or disruptive?
Are there employment opportunities for Canadians?
Does the idea have global export potential?
Once you are accepted into our SUV program, you will be awarded the essential LETTER OF SUPPORT that will accompany your Permanent Resident application to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Beyond the above 3 points to consider when you apply to the program, the standard CSUV eligibility requirements to quality are as follows:
All Canadian Immigration Eligibility criteria must be met before acceptance into the SUV program
Applicant gives permission for Think8 Global Institute to conduct due diligence on your personal, business, educational and financial background
Applicant is willing to live and work in Canada
Applicant is able to support themselves and family for one year in Canada
Applicant can meet or exceed minimum language requirements in either English or French (CBL 5)
Applicant needs to pass a criminal background check
A maximum of 5 applicants can apply as owners of a Start-Up provided each holds 10% or more of the voting rights
Once you’ve met all the Canadian government requirements, and our standards and policies for acceptance into our Think8 Global Institute incubator program, we look forward to beginning a collaboration.
Think8 Global Application Process
T8 Team & Tech
All SUV requirements met
Letter of Support
We invite you to APPLY to the SUV program by filling out our Think8 SUV Questionnaire and begin your journey.
When you click on the APPLY HERE link you will be prompted to download our T8-SUV QUESTIONNAIRE as a PDF file. You will be able to answer the questions right on the document itself, save as a PDF, and when completed send to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: To save this form properly, you must use Adobe Acrobat (free to download).
If you need more information on any of the steps necessary to qualify for our Letter of Support, or our Whole Business Design™ incubation program, please fill out the form below and we will get back to you shortly.