Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What kinds of businesses meet the criteria for a Startup Visa?
To meet the criteria for a Startup Visa, businesses must be innovative, scalable, provide employment to Canadians, and/or have the potential to become global. Examples of businesses that do not meet the criteria are: gas station, clothing store, a Canadian sales office of a company that is based outside Canada. Examples of business startups that would meet the criteria are: an innovative medical device, a specialized logistics company that will create numerous jobs, innovative software for which there is very little competition.
Q. How long do the BASE and RISE Programs take?
The BASE Program is designed to run over 4 consecutive weeks. The RISE Incubator Program lasts 3 to 5 months depending on client availability. Roseview continues to support clients through the RISE Accelerator Program as they launch their businesses and until they receive their PR cards. At this time, the entire program (BASE and RISE) is expected to take approximately 37 months (as of October 2023), but this is subject to change depending on IRCC processing times.
Q. Will you provide me with a business plan?
No. Our programs are designed to guide you through creating and refining your business plan, based on your business idea.
Q. What if I want to relocate to Vancouver or another city in Canada. Can you help me?
We are located in the Waterloo Region of Ontario. Due to the fact that our clients come from all over the world, our BASE programs are conducted virtually. We are happy to offer our Rise Incubator and Accelerator programs in-person if you are located in an area near to our office, or virtually for those not yet in the country or choosing to live elsewhere. We hope that participants will consider settling in our great region, however, there is no obligation to set up your business here.
Q. Will I be able to purchase a house in Canada even with Canada's foreign homebuyers ban?
Yes, you will still be allowed to buy residential property in Canada, with exceptions. Once you obtain your Canadian permanent residency card or a temporary work permit, you are exempt from Canada’s foreign homebuyers ban.
Q. Is Roseview Global a designated organization?
Yes. Roseview Global is recognized by the Canadian government as an official designated organization under the Start-up Visa Program.
Q. Do you provide legal/immigration/accounting services?
We would be pleased to introduce you to service providers in these types of areas. However, engaging with such professionals for your business is your responsibility.
Q. Are there any additional costs?
Roseview charges no additional fees beyond the tuition costs. However, you will need sufficient settlement funds as outlined by IRCC as well as additional funds to launch your business.
Q. I’m ready to start. How do I apply?
Please complete our Roseview program application form and include an innovative business plan, and the resumes of all team members. Please explain your business goals and if you intend to apply under the Start-up Visa program. We will review the information you send us and discuss with you if we believe our programs can help you meet your goals.
Q. Can Roseview Global issue Letters of Support?
Yes. Roseview Global can issue Letters of Support to applicants who meet all of IRCC and Roseview’s requirements and participate in all elements of Roseview’s program.