Community Events

Starting a business in Canada as an international student


What are the best ways to overcome the challenges of being abroad, networking, and pursuing your business idea?

Coming up with a business idea is the easy part. Starting the business as an international student in Canada is a whole other story. Join us for an interactive and informative session with experts in immigration, business, and law to learn about the options for international students.

The workshop will cover the following and more:

  • What are the legal requirements?
  • Can you start a business on a student visa or work permit?
  • Can you incorporate?
  • Do you set up the business account in Canada or in your country of origin?
  • What are the tax rules?

Date: Wednesday, December 2

Time: 1:00 - 2:30PM

Location: Online

You will receive the Zoom link to the event after registering.


Western Canada’s first university business incubator, Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection® is a university-wide incubator, entrepreneurship training program for students and recent alumni. From the initial business idea through to validation, Venture Connection® supports individuals exploring entrepreneurship possibilities. The program offers an early-stage business incubator, mentorship, co-op education terms, competitions, networking opportunities, workshops and seminars. Venture Connection® collaborates with all SFU faculties and departments, including the Beedie School of Business, the Faculty of Applied Sciences, the Faculty of Communication Arts and Technology, Work Integrated Learning and a wide-range of external partners. The program is supported by professional staff, including Mentors-in-Residence with substantial experience in a range of industries.

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Segal Graduate School

500 Granville Street

Vancouver, BC Canada

V6C 1W6

+1 778.782.5013


SFU Burnaby

8888 University Drive

Burnaby, BC Canada

V5A 1S6

+1 778.782.5567

Undergraduate & Graduate

SFU Surrey

250 – 13450 102 Avenue

Surrey, BC Canada

V3T 0A3

+1 778.782.8019