Canadian Government introduced an update for Start-Up Visa processing


On April 21, 2021, the Government of Canada updated the instructions for the peer review process under the Start-Up Visa (SUV) Business Class. New instructions include updates in the program delivery and mainly concentrates on the incomplete peer-review process. During the peer review process, if the expert panel finds out some concerns or insufficient information, the SUV processing officer will send the applicant a procedural fairness letter advising them of their concerns. The applicant will be given 30 days to respond to the officer’s concerns after receiving the letter. If the applicant’s response to the procedural fairness letter provides new and relevant information, the officer will assess the file and determine whether to refuse or approve the application.