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Posted on Feb 1, 2021

Jin's Immigration Services

New Alberta immigration pathway now open for international graduates
Foreign Graduate Start-Up Visa Stream now one of 3 entrepreneur immigration options available in Alberta.
In order to be eligible for the Foreign Graduate Start-Up Visa Stream (FGSVS), candidates must have graduated from a post-secondary institution outside of Canada within the last 2 years and have an educational credential equivalent to a Canadian degree.
Among other criteria candidates must also have:
a minimum of 6 months of full-time work experience in the management or ownership of a business or work experience with a business incubator or business accelerator;
a business plan with financial forecasts;
a 10-minute presentation of the proposed business, focusing on what investors would like to see;
a minimum CLB level of 7 for each skill in English or CLB of 7 for each skill in French;
the ability to show a minimum of 34% ownership if their business is located in an urban centre or 51% if located in a regional area outside of Alberta’s two major cities, Calgary and Edmonton;
a minimum level of investment from the applicant’s own equity, a recognized Canadian financial institution, venture capital or angel investment company before coming to Alberta.
a letter of recommendation from an AINP-approved designated agency;
the ability to demonstrate that they have the funds needed to set up their business and support themselves while launching their start-up.
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