I have applied for the startup visa program and send our team PR documents and delivered on in Jan of 2021. Moreover, we registered a company in Canada last month. Now, we are going to apply for a "work permit" but we are confused about the process. Apparently, the process explained on the website seems vague for startups like us. The process asks us items like "Employment reference letter", "Letter from current employer", "Employer records", and "employer contract", While we have just established our company in Canada for one month and we do not know that we have to mention our startup company as the subject for these documents or not? Are these specific documents are essential for startup visa work permit application?
Please guide us to the correct process.
I'm sorry to say I don't know the answer to your question. My guesses:
"employment reference letter" - I guess this would be from your new corporation
"letter from current employer" - from your new corporation, I should think
"employer records" - I have no idea if this would be from the new corporation to show that they have employed people (or not) or from your previous employers
"employer contract" I believe this would be for the current corporation.
But I can see where the confusion lies. I really have no idea.
You can try calling IRCC at 1-888-242-2100 to see if they can clarify which employer these should come from but you will have trouble getting through because that's the case in normal times. (During the pandemic it's likely much harder.)
The alternative is to find a consultant (RCIC) or lawyer who specializes in start up visas as they will know the answer. This is probably the best option.