Kickstarter in Canada Launches September 9, New Projects Can Start Today

Kickstarter has announced on its blog as of today, new projects can be started by Canadians in time for its September 9 launch, giving entrepreneurs just over a month head start to get their projects ready. The company first announced it would be coming to the Great White North in late-June.

Canada-based projects will be listed alongside existing campaigns and will function like any other project, except amounts will be listed in Canadian dollars. Kickstarter will still charge the same 5% fee for successfully funded projects, but payment processing fees will match the UK, as follows:

  • Pledges less than $10 CAD are charged 5% + $0.05 CAD
  • Pledges of $10 CAD or greater are charged 3% + $0.20 CAD

Kickstarter says they will be holding three event workshops this week in Canada: August 8 and 9 in Toronto, and August 12 and 13 in Montreal. You can sign up for an event here.