A Gateway to North America

for Your Business

What We Do

Rising Star is a business consultant with a focus on assisting start-ups and SMEs through international expansion or migration. We serve technology and innovation entrepreneurs who want to bring their business to North America (Canada). Based just north of Toronto, in York Region Ontario, Rising Star helps entrepreneurs prepare and apply for the Canadian Start-Up Visa (SUV) Program. This program allows international entrepreneurs to establish new, high growth businesses in Canada through affiliation with a designated incubator or accelerator program.

We provide assistance in qualifying for and leveraging this program including:

Brand Building

Brand Building and Marketing of your buisness idea.

Plan & Presentation

Business Plan and Presentation Clinics


Applying to Bring Essential Personnel Overseas

Tax Advice

International Tax advice

Capital Raising

Via Angel Funds and Venture Capitals

Business Development

Matching you with a designated Accelerator/ Incubator suited to your business

Your Path to a Start up Visa

Starts Here

About Rising Stars

Canada welcomes innovative business ideas and invites entrepreneurs from other countries to benefit from the SUV Program, launched by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), targets foreign start ups with novel and new technology that have the potential to build innovative businesses within Canada and to further innovate within our entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The process is intended to allow for the expedited migration of foreign entrepreneurs or technology start ups looking to establish and operate their own business in Canada by providing up to five (5) founders or core team members with a permanent residency; provided they meet the criteria established under the program and IRCCs normal requirements for immigration.

To qualify for the program, you must:

Technology or Innovation-Based Business

You must own a technology or innovation based business that is generating scalable and sustainable revenue and is financially self sustaining.

Business Model

You must have a business model that is appropriate for our jurisdiction.


Submit a Business Plan, LinkedIn Profile(s), CV/ Resume(s), and Demo video.


Be willing to live and work in the York Region area of Ontario.

Due Diligence

Allow Rising Star to conduct a due diligence process on your business, background, education, and financial capabilities.


Be able to fund business obligations for one year in Canada

Ownership & Voting Rights

Be able to meet business ownership and voting rights requirements

1 Year Work Contract

Be willing to work/co-locate at Rising Star for the first year of operation in the province, and sign a one year Rising Star service contract.

Immigration Canada Criteria


Be able to register your business within 60 days of arrival in Canada.

Be able to meet or exceed minimum language requirements, in either English or French.

Be able to fund family obligations for one year of living in Canada

Be able to meet business ownership and voting rights requirements

Pass a criminal background check

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Rising Star charge a fee for Start-up Visa Applications?

No, there is no charge.

What is a designated Incubator or Accelerator Program Organization?

Designated programs/organizations are business groups that are approved to invest in or support possible start-ups through the Start-up Visa Program (SUV). If an organization chooses to support your business idea, it will give you a Letter of Support, which the government of Canada will require to move forward with your immigration process.

How much will the process cost?

We have created an affordable process to allow entrepreneurs to pay small fees only as they move through the qualification process, however, you must have sufficient funds to meet business obligations for one-year and cover your living expenses.

How long will it take to get a response once I submit my application?

You should expect a response within 4-6 months as we will process applications in the order in which they were received.

Do you facilitate/ provide funding for Start-up Visa applicants?

No, we are not able to give/lend money for projects. 

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