British Columbia Issues 24 Entrepreneur Immigration Invitations

A new batch of invites have been issued through British Columbia’s two Entrepreneur Immigration categories. In an August 20 draw, the province issued a total of 24 invites under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. The draw saw 18 invites issued through the general Entrepreneur Immigration stream, and six through the Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot.…

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Prince Edward Island Plans New Draw For Entrepreneurs and Skilled Workers

A new Prince Edward Island draw targeting entrepreneur and skilled worker immigration candidates will take place on Thursday August 15, 2019.  The PEI PNP draw will include candidates for the province’s Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact streams. PEI launched its Expression of Interest system at the start of 2018, and has made monthly…

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11 New Communities Added To British Columbia Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot

British Columbia’s Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot has added 11 new communities to those signed up to take part. The additions mean a total of 55 communities are now included in the pilot British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program stream. BC Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot: New Communities Hope Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako – Electoral Area A (Smithers…

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PEI Immigration Invites 18 Business Candidates In Latest PNP Draw

Business Impact stream candidates were targeted as part of the latest draw for Prince Edward Island Immigration  The July 18 Expression of Interest draw also saw invites issued to Labour Impact and Express Entry. A total of 135 invitations were issued through the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program. Labour Impact and Express Entry candidates…

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Higher Investment Requirements and Stricter Regional Centre Rules Coming as DHS Approves New EB-5 Visa Rules

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published the final rules modifying the US EB-5 visa program. The initial Notice of Proposed Rule making (NPRM) was first published in the Federal Register on January 13, 2017.  The changes will take effect from November 21, 2019, and will see the most important changes to the EB-5 visa program in nearly 30 years.  These changes include an increase in minimum investment, centralized designation of Targeted Employment Areas (TEA), and retention of earliest priority date for an EB-5 applicant compelled to file multiple I-526 petitions.  Changes to the Investment Requirement Category…

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Investment Immigration Programs Absolves of Tax Evasion or Misreporting Risks

Citizenship by investment programs offered by countries like Antigua & Barbuda, St. Kitts & Nevis, Cyprus and Malta regularly face criticism for facilitating tax evasion. However, deeper analysis of relationship between an individual’s citizenship status and tax status paints a completely different picture.  Contrary to popular perception, an individual’s passport has absolutely no bearing on…

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Australia’s Real Estate Sector Set For Significant Investor Visa Boost as 4-Year Lock-in Ends

Australia’s real estate sector is set for a much-needed boost as hundreds of Significant Investor Visa candidates get their most returned and permanent residence status. Come July 2019, around 880 candidates who applied under the SIV program between 2013 and 2015 are likely to become Australian permanent residents and receive their investments back.  $4.5 Billion…

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Real-Estate Developers Hit Hardest by Plummeting Volumes of New EB-5 Investments

New investments in the US EB-5 visa program have plummeted to their lowest levels in the last decade. In 2018, investment inflows through the program fell by an estimated 2.58 billion, according to US Citizenship and Immigration Services. That follows falls of $892 million in 2017 and $102 million in 2016, while increases of $2.06…

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Entrepreneur Investment, Net Worth and Experience Requirements Slashed By Ontario

The investment and net worth requirements for candidates under the Ontario Entrepreneur Stream (OES) have been slashed. Candidates for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program stream also require less business experience following the changes, which are effective July 8, 2019. Canada’s largest province is hoping to make the OES more attractive to job creators and be…

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