Entrepreneurs and New Businesses Coming To Canada Through Start-Up Visa Program

Donald Trump’s move to end a similar program in the U.S. is driving candidates to Canada’s Start-Up Visa Program. Federal government figures show 200 Start-Up Visa Program candidates have been approved for Canada permanent residence since February. These 200 candidates have created 130 new businesses in Canada through the program. Read More Permanent Start-Up Visa…

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Quebec Immigrant Investor Program: Do I Need to Speak French?

The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) has no French speaking qualification requirement. Candidates must sign a written declaration saying they intend to reside in the French-speaking province of Quebec. However, there is no language requirement. The Quebec investor program offers applicants with a net worth of at least $2 million permanent residence through a risk-free…

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Nova Scotia Immigration Conducts Largest Entrepreneur Draw Of All Time

Details of the latest draws under Nova Scotia immigration’s Entrepreneur and International Graduate Entrepreneur streams have been announced  The two draws were both dated September 20, 2018. The Entrepreneur draw was the largest on record, with 43 candidates issued with Invitations to Apply for Nova Scotia immigration. The lowest-ranked candidate scored 109 points. The previous draw,…

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How Many Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) Applications Are Received Each Year?

In the current application / subscription period, the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) will accept 1,900 applications. This includes a maximum of 1,235 applications from China, Hong Kong and Macau, and up to 665 from elsewhere.  The 2018/2019 application window opened on September 10, 2018 and runs until March 15, 2019. Applicants with advanced intermediate…

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How do I Qualify for the Quebec Investor (QIIP)?

Candidates qualify for the Quebec Investor (QIIP) based on factors including net worth, management experience and an intention to settle in the province. Each factor is explained further below: What Is the Quebec Investor Net Worth Requirement? Candidates are required to have a legally-acquired personal net worth of $2 million.  What Is the QIIP Investment…

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Ontario Immigration Invites New Batch of Entrepreneurs

The latest Ontario Entrepreneur Stream draw saw 16 candidates invited to apply for permanent residence. In the September 21, 2018, draw, candidates required a minimum score of 117. What Are The Details Of The Latest Ontario Entrepreneur Draw? Draw Date Minimum Score Number of Invitations 21-Sep-18 117 16 Source: OINP The Ontario Entrepreneur Stream is…

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P.E.I. Conducts Final Direct Permanent Residence Draw For Entrepreneur Streams

The final draw for the direct permanent residence streams of the Prince Edward Island Business Impact Category has taken place. The September 20 draw saw eight invitations issued with a minimum points threshold of 152. It marks the closure of the controversy-plagued 100% Ownership and Partial Ownership streams. What Are The P.E.I. Business Impact Category…

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New Business Immigration Draw Conducted By Saskatchewan

A new draw for Saskatchewan immigration’s Entrepreneur Stream has been conducted. The September 19 draw saw 71 candidates invited to apply for permanent residence through the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program. This was the fourth draw of 2018 under the stream, with candidates needing 110 points or more to qualify. Saskatchewan has now invited 740 candidates…

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How Much Does The Quebec Investor Program (QIIP) Cost?

It costs $1.2 million for a candidate to immigrate to Canada through the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP). Quebec’s immigration authority (MIDI) increased the threshold for the current application window. Previously it was $800,000. It is a passive, government-guaranteed investment for a period of five years bearing no interest. The investment is returned after five…

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