Posted: February 9, 2022


Not Applicable

Type of Program:



The Start-up Visa Program is a 2 month virtual pre-acceleration followed by a 6 months in-office acceleration featuring partner services, business advisory, access to mentors, and more.

Comments on Funding:

No funding involved. Paid program. Program Cost: $30,000 CAD.

When It Ends:



Rolling deadline


Applicants must:

  • Applicants must be incoming foreign startups. 

Applications Steps:

Applicants must:


obtain a Letter of Support from an o cial SUV a liate (BHive);


collect all the necessary documents;


complete immigration document and pay fees;


submit their application.

Documentation Needed:

Prospective applicants must be ready to provide:

  1. 1
    detailed information regarding the potential viability of their business venture including a formal business plan, financial and legal documents;
  2. 2
    any other relevant information that a designated entity may require to issue a Commitment Certificate accompanied by a Letter of Support.

Other Things to Note:

  1. 1
    BHive is Brampton’s premier start-up incubator specializing in Start-up Visa Program start-ups.
  2. 2
    The BHive is a collaboration between the City of Brampton and the Toronto Business Development Centre. The program offers incoming foreign startups with all the tools and guidance they require to establish and scale their business in Canada.
  3. 3
    Program Cost: $30,000 CAD.

About the author 


Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
Click here to learn more about Moe's background and how he can help your business.


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