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SOURCE: www.canada.ca

The Startup Visa Canada Program is aimed for immigrant entrepreneurs whose abilities and potential to build businesses in Canada

  • Are innovating
  • Can create employment for Canadians
  • May compete at a global scale

Do you have an innovating business idea? If you can obtain support for your idea with one of the designated organizations, it is very possible for you to migrate to Canada.


Startup Canada has a strong base and network across Ontario.  With 6 Startup Communities and more than 40 percent of its advisory, volunteer team and membership council residing in Ontario, Startup Canada is committed to developing platforms, programs and support to empower and connect the entrepreneurship community across Ontario, to accelerate the success and growth of entrepreneurs and their businesses.

SOURCE https://startupheretoronto.com

StartUp HERE in Toronto.  The ideal place to start a business in Toronto, with its talented, competitive and diverse workforce.  Its business activity is vibrant and provides the optimum environment to create valuable networks.  Build and grow in this dynamic city.


LatAm Startups is a non-for profit organization that brings the best startups in Latin America and scales them globally.  From Latin America to Canada and vice-versa, LatAm Startups connects and provides tools for tech entrepreneurs to cover the world.  Through LatAm Hub  Toronto you can participate in soft landing three-month programs and 10-day training camps for firms that want market validation.  This non-profit accelerator is rapidly growing.  For more information:   



Ontario is opening its regulations in order to give greater opportunities to financial startups to try new products and services in an effort to thrust forward the financial tech sector into rapid growth.

Top Start Ups


Beagle Inc. Kitchener, Ontario gust.com
Chalk.com Kitchener, Ontario chalk.com
ColdBlock Tech Inc. St. Catherines, Ont. coldblock.ca
CrowdMark Inc. Toronto, Ont. gust.com
Dozr Inc. Guelph, Ont. dozr.com
ExpertFile Inc. Toronto, Ont. expertfile.com
Formarum Inc. Richmond Hill, Ont formarum.com
GlucoGuide Corp. London, Ont. glucoguide.com
Healthwick Oakville, Ont. healthwick.ca
Knowledgehook Waterloo, Ont. knowledgehook.com
Medella Health Inc. Waterloo, Ont. medella.ca
My Pro Hero Waterloo, Ont. gopro.com
Nicoya Lifesciences Kitchener, Ont. nicoyalife.com
Oneiric Hockey Toronto, Ont. oneiric.ca
Pathcore Inc. Toronto, Ont. pathcore.com
Pitstop Kitchener, Ont. pitstopconnect.com
RightBlue Labs. Toronto, Ont. rightbluelabs.com
Sampler Toronto, Ont sampler.io
Self Care Catalysts Inc Toronto, Ont selfcarecatalysts.com
Snapwise Inc. Kitchener, Ont ucic.vc
Stathletes St. Catherines, Ont. stathletes.com
Tellspec Inc. Toronto, Ont. tellspec.com
Topspin Technologies Ltd. London, Ont. topspin360.com
U-Feast Corporation Markham, Ont. ufeast.com
uConekt Inc. Pickering, Ont. uconekt.com
Validere Toronto, Ont. validere.com

Support for Commerce and Exportation

SOURCE TFO http://www.tfocanada.ca
The Trade Facilitation Office (TFO) is a not for profit organization that provides information in Spanish as well as English and French, about the Canadian market, for Foreign Suppliers interested in exporting to Canada.
– Preparing to Export

– Exporting to Canada

– General information about the Canadian market

– Market sector studies

– Connecting with Canadian Importers

– Approved Certification

– Canadian Tradeshows

– Foreign Representatives in CanadaCANADIAN TRADESHOWS

– Susan Baka Regional Representative for Toronto

Chambers of Commerce

Chambers of commerce are not for profit organizations of business people and corporations established to promote economic development who collectively represent their concerns to the government on public policy.                     


The Ontario Chamber of Commerce represents all the chambers within the province, which amount to more than 135.  You can use the interactive map to obtain the address/location of the chamber of commerce you are looking for at:     www.occ.ca/chamber-network-directory   

Peruvian Canadian Chamber of Commerce:

(289) 521-3400

Peruvian-Canadian Chamber of Commerce

66 Wellington Street
Toronto, On MK51A0 Canada

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PeruvianCanadianChamberofCommerce/


The Toronto Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 


Canadian Council of the Americas


Latino Chamber of Commerce


Trade Office of Peru (OCEX Toronto)
10 St Mary St, Suite 202
Toronto, ON Canada, M4Y 1P9
Tel: 1(416) 963-5561

Email: ocex@perucanadatrade.com


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Governmental Incentives and Support


Canadian federal government departments, Crown corporations and agencies, and provincial/territorial governments offer funding programs and incentive measures to help take your Canadian business operations to the next level. Find out which funding programs or measures are right for you, the type of financial assistance they provide, and how to apply.  Browse government financing by type and province and territory.   Enter www.international.gc.ca   under INVEST and from there go to Funding Opportunities. You can also come upon others like the following in (newcomerentrepreneur.ca):

NSERC Engage Grants

University or college researchers can apply to launch a new research collaboration with an industrial partner through a short-term research and development (R&D) project that applies their expertise to address a company challenge.  Partnering companies gain by having the expertise of the academics focused on their R&D issues and by discovering what the researchers and the students working with them have to offer.  These projects serve as the first step to establishing a longer term, impactful collaboration.      

Provider: Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada              Funder: Government of Canada
Location Served: Canada-wide
Eligibility Details:  University researchers in collaboration with company partners
Cost: N/A
Link: http://nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/RPP-PP/Engage-Engagement_eng.asp#Description

NSERC Engage Plus Grants

To further developments from an ongoing or recently completed Engage Grant project, or to continue the project while seeking longer-term support, applicants may apply for a subsequent Engage Plus Grant to support a project for an additional six months.  As was the case with the initial Engage Grant, the intellectual property will belong to the company.  The project must involve the same academic researcher and the same industrial partner.  Additional academic and industrial participants can be included in the Engage Plus project, provided that the original Engage Grant team remains in place and continues to participate in the Engage Plus project.

The OIDMTC is a business incentive provided through the Government of Ontario and administrated by Ontario Media Development Corporation.  It helps Ontario based companies (Canadian or foreign-owned and it must have a permanent establishment in Ontario) recover a portion of expenses related to the development and commercialization of entertainment and education-based software.  The OIDMTC is a refundable tax credit, which means that the amount of the credit, less any Ontario taxes payable, will be paid to the qualifying corporation.  (See mentorworks.ca & omdc.on.ca)





The Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) reports that the video game industry continues to be a pillar for the new Canadian tech economy, having close to 600 active studios, generating 21,700 full-time jobs and contributing with $3.7 billion of nation’s GDP, an increase of 24% in 2015.  The industry supports another 18,900 indirect full-time amounting to a total of 40,600. 

For further information:  www.theesa.ca

 Canada Media Fund is a non-profit corporation that delivers 350 million in annual funds to support industries in the digital media as well as Canadian tv.

 The OMDC offers a refundable tax credit to Canadian firms that produce interactive projects in the digital media.

 MaRS has plenty of information including a list of accelerators and funding divided in four: 

  • Business of Digital Gaming,  Digital Gaming Trends and Statistics, Emerging Areas in Digital Gaming and Tracking Latest Developments in Digital Games.  This can be found in:
  •  www.marsdd.com/mars-library/digital-gaming

The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) has special programs to support innovators in the industry

Contact: Ana Serrano, Chief Digital Officer
Canadian Film Centre (CFC)
Managing Director
2489 Bayview Ave.
Toronto, ON M2A1L8
T: + 1 416-574-7261
M: aserrano@cfccreates.com



For Toronto

Small Business Centres



The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises – (OSME) Ontario Region was established in August 2006 within Public Services and Procurement Canada to support the commitment of the Government of Canada with an open purchasing system for small and medium businesses established in the region.    https://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/ontario/bpme-osme/index-eng.html 

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) provides various support programs for growth and training firms in Ontario.  They unite the business owners with tools and support that will take their businesses to foreign markets and navigate through governmental regulations, in their Accessibility Works and Discover Ability programs, also supporting businesses connected to persons with disabilities.  


The Ontario Chamber of Commerce has helped over 900 businesses access and expand their growth in foreign markets through the Export Market Access programs.  This grant matching program is designed to support Ontario businesses that show their goods and services to potential international buyers, participate in trade shows, develop promotional materials and conduct market investigations.              Exportaccess.ca

Mentor Works

Canadian Government Funding for Small Businesses

The most popular government grants for SMBs in Canada can be grouped into four funding areas related to the project:                                                                                            

Each program has unique and specific criteria for eligibility which you must review before applying to ensure your business and project are eligible.




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