BASE Build Acquire Scale Expand

Program Takeaways Include:


Learning about business opportunities the Canadian economy can offer.


Exploring the viability of living, building, acquiring and running a business in Canada.


Gaining the knowledge and skills to successfully make a decision if Canada is the right fit for you.


Learn about presentation and social media best practices, finances, and investing.

The BASE program provides you with the information you need to decide if you want to relocate to Canada to own and operate a business. You will learn the fundamentals of the Canadian business system, including topics such as the legal system, how to work with government agencies, and real estate.

Who Should Participate?

Business owners, entrepreneurs and Start up Visa (SUV) applicants who are looking to Build, Acquire, Scale or Expand a business in Canada with the intention of immigrating.

The BASE Program is also for those considering the Ontario Nominee Program (OINP) Entrepreneur Stream.

To apply, please email an innovative business plan and resumes of all team members to and fill out our Roseview incubator Program application so we can determine if our programs are the right fit for you.

The program is currently delivered online from the Waterloo Region which is recognized as Canada’s leading innovation community.

The program is delivered over the course of 15 business days and is offered to rolling cohorts throughout the year.

Daily presentations focused on building, acquiring, scaling, or expanding a business in Canada.

Presentations delivered by industry partners and mentors in weeks one and two.

Workshops delivered one-on-one with leading business instructors.

This program will provide you with the information you need to decide if you want to relocate to Canada to own and operate a business.

Why Learn in Waterloo Region?

Waterloo is a globally-renowned talent engine, training a future workforce through internationally-recognized post-secondary institutions like the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College.

Waterloo has world-class expertise in applied R&D, with the facilities and capacity necessary to develop the next generation of innovative and disruptive technologies.

Access to 150+ million consumers within a one day's drive (1200km/745mi radius).

Waterloo Region has substantial cost advantages over Toronto, New York City, and San Francisco.


“Here’s how Waterloo tech survived BlackBerry’s fall – and how it is now”, Toronto Star


For information about our next cohort and for any application questions, please email

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