Rapid Work Permit Approvals Under Canada’s Start-Up Visa Program

The Canada Start-Up Visa (SUV) program has once again underscored its efficacy and appeal to entrepreneurs worldwide, marking a significant achievement with the swift approval of two work permits from Vietnam in a mere 3.5 months. This rapid processing time showcases the program’s efficiency and its potential to offer entrepreneurs and their families expedited access to Canada.

Rapid Work Permit Approvals

Applications for work permits submitted in mid-October 2023 were successfully approved by the end of January 2024. Specifically, applications lodged on October 18 and October 16, 2023, were met with passport requests by January 29, 2024. This turnaround time of approximately 3.5 months significantly outpaces the standard processing times for similar immigration avenues, highlighting the SUV program’s unique benefits.

The context of these applications is particularly noteworthy. Given that the applicants are from Vietnam, where the official work permit processing time listed on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website averages 21 weeks (or about 7 months), Eterna’s achievement in reducing this duration to 14 weeks (3.5 months) is a testament to the meticulous preparation and expertise of its professionals.

Beyond the immediate benefits to the entrepreneurs themselves, the expedited processing time has profound implications for their families. One of the standout features of the SUV program is the eligibility of the applicant’s spouse for an Open Work Permit, thereby granting them the freedom to work for any employer in Canada without a specific job offer. This flexibility is invaluable for families navigating the initial phases of resettling in a new country.

Moreover, the program facilitates the applicants’ children’s swift integration into Canada’s education system. Access to quality education from the outset is a critical consideration for families contemplating immigration, making the SUV program an attractive option for those eager to establish their lives in Canada promptly.

The recent achievements of the Canada Start-Up Visa program demonstrate the program’s operational efficiency and its profound impact on the lives of immigrant families, offering them a faster track to Canadian residency, work, and education opportunities.

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