Alberta offers an immigration pathway to Canada for non-local graduates from post-secondary institutions in the last two years. With the AINP Foreign Graduate Start-up Visa Stream (FGSVS), applicants can start an innovative business in Alberta in sectors such as technology, aerospace, financial services, energy, agriculture, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, and more.
If you have graduated more than two years and would like to live freely in Canada, you can choose the direct permanent residence Canada Start-Up Visa Stream. Call us at 852-3568 1436 for your free assessment!

nullAdvantages of FGSVS

  • No asset requirement
  • Low investment amount
  • Permanent resident status for the whole family within 2 years
  • Enjoy the benefits of Canadian residency and free quality education for your children

nullApplication requirements

  • At least 6 months of full-time management experience
  • Must have graduated from a post-secondary institution outside of Canada within the last 2 years
  • English language proficiency of CLB level 7 or above (i.e. IELTS score of 6)
  • Company ownership: (Calgary and Edmonton) at least 34% of the company; (regional area) at least 51% of the company
  • Investment: (Calgary and Edmonton) at least CAD$100,000; (regional area) at least CAD$50,000

nullProcessing Time

1-2 years

nullApplication Process

➥ Consultative Assessment

➥ Contract signing

➥ Prepare a Business Plan and Pitch Deck (as fast as 24 hours for your tailor-made plan)

➥ Meeting with Canadian incubation company to refine the business concept

➥ Receive a Letter of Recommendation

➥ Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI)

➥ Invited to submit Business Application

➥ Invited by the provincial government to apply for a work visa

➥ Land in Alberta to start your business

➥ Submit a report that meets the requirements of the Business Performance Agreement (BPA)

➥ Approved for permanent residency