April 19, 2012

Start-Up Visa for Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Citizenship and Immigration Canada recently launched a consulation on whether to create a new and specialized program to attract immigrant entrepreneurs - the Start-Up Visa for Immigrant Entrepreneurs.

“Our Government’s top priority remains jobs, growth and long-term prosperity. Canada cannot afford to lose out in the competition for foreign entrepreneurs among immigrant-receiving countries,” said Minister Jason Kenney. “We need to proactively target a new type of immigrant entrepreneur who has the potential to build innovative companies that can compete on a global scale and create jobs for Canadians.”

Source: CIC News Release

Start-Up Visa for Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, Jason Kenney, announces the Government’s intention to introduce a program to attract innovative entrepreneurs, with Kevin O’Leary, founder of O’Leary Ventures – Toronto, ON