The Startup Visa program has been designed to support your ambition; Alacrity will accelerate growth through a 12-month program that is responsive to each entrepreneur’s needs.
How Do I Apply?
Frequently Asked Questions
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Alacrity does not offer any direct financial support or investment. However, we do provide introductions to potential investors.
The program and services start when you are able to come to Canada. This is either when you are approved by IRCC and receive your Permanent Residency or if you decide to apply for a work permit while IRCC is processing your application.
Yes, Alacrity does receive equity in the new business. Please view our Application Package for more information.
The closer you are to Alacrity Canada, the easier it is for meetings and receiving services and resources. While we prefer applicants to be in British Columbia as we are headquartered in Victoria, B.C., we will not restrict you if you wish to be somewhere else in Canada. The one limitation that the Government of Canada has imposed is that applicants cannot move to the province of Quebec.
A work permit grants applicant(s) the ability to come to Canada and work on their business while their application is being processed and reviewed by IRCC. You must notify Alacrity Canada if you wish to apply for a work permit. For more information and how to apply for a work permit, visit the IRCC’s Work Permits for Start-Up Visa Applicants page.
Alternatively, you do not have to apply for a work permit and can wait for the final decision from IRCC before moving to Canada to begin our program.
Once you’re in the family, we hustle to rapidly commercialize your business through Alacrity’s Global Network. Those solutions that prove themselves in the market are taken under our wings for investment and drastic scaling.
See our Ventures Page to learn about businesses that have rocketed to great success with us.