The Startup Visa program was launched by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in April 2013, with the participation of the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) in order to support the efforts of Angel investor groups in bringing innovative young companies and their entrepreneurs to Canada, furthering our innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem. Angel groups designated to participate under the program will be able to provide investee immigrant entrepreneurs with access to an expedited immigration process.
Western Angel Network Development Program
With funding and support from Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD), the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) has undertaken an initiative aimed at growing and supporting best practices adoption in Angel investor communities in Western Canada.
The Western Canadian Angel Network (WCAN) program, administered by NACO is now accepting Expressions of Interest (EOI) for Angel Network projects from prospective Angel Networks in regions of Western Canada, including Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.
RBC Angel Investee Program
As part of RBCs ongoing strategy to support Canada’s Innovation eco-system, RBC has partnered with NACO to offer early stage startups exclusive access to RBC products and services.
Early stage companies that have secured capital from an angel investor (in good standing with NACO) may be eligible for an RBC Visa Business Platinum Avion® facility of up to $50,000*
Amazon Web Services Activate Program
Amazon Web Services provides startups with low cost, easy to use infrastructure needed to scale and grow any size business. AWS Activate is a program with resources designed to help startups get started on AWS.
Your investee company will be eligible for:
- $10,000 in AWS Promotional Credit valid for 2 years
- 1 year of AWS Business Support (up to $5,000).
- 80 credits for Self-Paced Labs ($80 value)