Economic Action Plan 2012 highlighted Canada’s commitment to supporting entrepreneurs, innovators and world class research.
As such, Minister Kenney has announced potential changes in Canada’s Business Immigration Programs. Citizenship and Immigration Canada will hold consultations regarding the feasibility of a “start-up” visa whereby innovative entrepreneurs will be able to come to Canada to build companies “that can compete on a global scale and create jobs for Canadians”.
Ideally, the immigrant entrepreneurs will be linked to private sector organizations with experience so that they can have guidance on how to navigate the Canadian business environment.
Under the proposed changes, the government may be able to create short term programs under the Economic Immigration Class which will be limited to a maximum of 2,750 applications per year for 5 years. If the program is successful it may be introduced in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations.
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