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How long in advance do I need to obtain a letter of support from a designated organization for my start-up visa application to Canada?

I understand that to apply for a start-up visa in Canada, I have to pitch my business idea to an organization and obtain a letter of support. How long is the letter valid for? How should I plan the timeline of my application?

  • Favreau Law Firm
    November 27, 2019

    A letter of support is valid for six months to apply for permanent residency.

  • JTH Lawyers Inc.
    November 27, 2019

    Both processes should be started at the same time: it may take approximately five months to get the letter of support, and an extra eight months to get permanent residency (PR). Within those eight months for PR processing, it is possible to get a work permit and come earlier to Canada to implement the business plan.