Canadian Globally Unique Start-up Visa Program Implemented since April 1, Allowing Applicants Six Months to Obtain Permanent Resident Status
Immigration Minister Jason Kenney points out that "Canada is open for business to the world’s start-up entrepreneurs," he stressed, "Innovation and entrepreneurship are essential drivers of the Canadian economy. That is why we are actively recruiting foreign entrepreneurs - those who can build companies here in Canada that will create new jobs, spur economic growth and compete on a global scale - with our new start-up visa."
The "entrepreneurial visa" is the best weapon for Canada to compete internationally to introduce entrepreneurs. Although the United States made a similar "business visa" scheme earlier than in Canada, but it is still in the Congress discussion stage, which does not become a bill, and this put Canada ahead.
The Start-up Visa Program requires, in addition for participating foreign entrepreneurs to be recognized by "venture capital funds" or "angel investors" organizations, their language skills are also required to meet "Canadian Language Standards" (CLB) Benchmark 5 in listening, speaking, reading and writing, and must have at least one year of post-secondary education.
The Start-Up Visa Program is a pilot program that will run for five years. Immigration Department said, applicants who participate in the "Designated Venture Capital Fund", will have to invest a minimum amount of $ $200,000, but those who participate in "angel investors" organizations, the minimum investment amount is $75,000.
(For more information, please see: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/releases/2013/2013-01-24.asp)
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