The Start-Up Visa (SUV) immigration program helped more foreign nationals become permanent residents of Canada this year compared to last year, according to the latest data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). In the first four months of 2023, the SUV welcomed 195 new permanent residents, an increase of 8.3% compared to the same period last year. If this trend continues, the program could welcome roughly the same number of new permanent residents as last year, around 575. However, the number of new permanent residents arriving through the SUV fell in April, with only 35 new arrivals compared to 50 in March. British Columbia and Ontario have been the most popular destinations for immigrant entrepreneurs arriving under the SUV this year.