How do we select? there are three stages.
Once you’ve submitted your application it will be placed in our candidate pool for our staff to review. If our initial review goes well, you will be contacted about moving forward in our selection process. This has three stages:
Stage 1: Chat with a staff member.
If we like your business idea, you will be contacted by one of our staff members for an initial chat. This is informal and mostly so we can get to know you better.
Stage 2: Interview with our selection panel.
If we think your idea has real potential, you will be interviewed by our selection panel. This panel consists of staff, residents, and alumni.
Stage 3: Acceptance letter!
Once you have received an offer, you will have 48 hours to accept or decline.
EARLY BIRD ACCEPTANCE
Those who apply before January 31st with a well-defined business or product idea will be eligible for early bird acceptance. Those who are successful will learn of their acceptance by February 15th.
It is strongly recommended that international applicants apply before January 31st in order to be eligible as an early bird. This additional month should guarantee adequate time to process VISA’s and any required travel documents. You can check anticipated processing times on the Government of Canada website.