Tech start-ups in the United Arab Emirates are among the darlings of global investors and that means many of them could expand and gain even greater access to Canadian markets through the Canada’s Start-Up Visa program. “Funding that went into United Arab Emirates (UAE) tech companies grew 10 times in just two years, to US-$1
The United States leads the world as a bastion of free enterprise featuring an entrepreneurial ecosystem that births start-ups that could greatly benefit from access to Canadian markets through Canada’s Start-Up Visa program. This is the home of many vibrant start-up environments, including Silicon Valley, the tech hub in California that has spawned innovation and
Canada immigration authorities are moving to abolish the special Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) processing reserved for candidates in the owner/operator category. As of April 1, 2021, owner/operator candidates will be assessment on the same basis as other TFWP applicants. Currently, candidates in the category are exempt from the advertising and recruitment requirements for obtaining
Canada’s Start-Up Visa Program is an increasingly popular way for Hong Kong residents to gain permanent residency in Canada – a trend that is holding true despite the global COVID-19 pandemic. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada figures show this entrepreneurship program allowed 20 Hong Kong residents to become new permanent residents of Canada in 2018.
Tech start-ups are booming in India and mean the country is replete with companies that could benefit from access to Canadian and American markets through Canada’s Start-Up Visa program. Bain and Company, a management consulting firm to Fortune 500 CEOs, pegs the number of start-ups in India at almost 80,000 in its India Venture Capital
Ontario immigration issued 19 Invitations to Apply in the sixth draw of 2020 through the province’s Entrepreneur Stream. The December 15 draw saw ITAs issued to Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) candidates scoring between 140 and 200 points. Candidates who submitted an Expression of Interest between November 22, 2019 and December 10, 2020 were eligible
Prince Edward Island immigration has conducted a new provincial draw, issuing invitations to apply to 195 skilled worker and entrepreneur candidates. The December 17 draw saw invitations issued through the Labour Impact, Express Entry and Business Impact Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) streams. It saw 174 invites issued to Labour Impact and
Quebec has announced a plan to remove the start-up and security deposit requirement under stream 2 of the Quebec Entrepreneur Program for candidates with applications already in the system. Provincial Immigration Minister Nadine Girault outlined the plan in a draft regulation published in the Gazette officielle du Quebec on Wednesday December 9, 2020. The move
Prince Edward Island has announced the results of two PEI PNP draws conducted during August. The draws saw 313 invitations issued through the Labour Impact, Express Entry and Business Impact streams. On August 20, 305 invites were issued to candidates who submitted profiles up to June 2020 who were already living and working in PEI.
Ontario immigration issued 21 Invitations to Apply in the fourth draw of 2020 through the province’s Entrepreneur Stream. The August 26 draw saw ITAs issued to Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) candidates scoring between 144 and 200 points. Candidates who submitted an Expression of Interest between November 22, 2019 and August 21, 2020 were eligible