New Lowest-Ever Business Minimum Score For Prince Edward Island

A new record for the lowest-ever minimum score for Business Impact candidates was set in the latest expression of interest draw conducted by Prince Edward Island immigration. The 19 candidates issued invitations through the entrepreneur stream needed a minimum points score of 110, seven lower than the previous record. The March 21 draw saw a…

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Entrepreneur Minimum Score Record Broken For 5th Consecutive British Columbia Draw

The lowest Entrepreneur Stream minimum score record was broken for the fifth British Columbia immigration draw running on March 26, 2019. Candidates required 106 points to qualify in the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program draw, down from the previous record of 108 points. The draw saw 23 invites issued for British Columbia immigration. What Was…

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More Than 30 Communities Sign Up To British Columbia’s Entrepreneur Regional Pilot

British Columbia immigration has seen more than 30 communities enrol to be part of the province’s new Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot. The two-year British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program pilot is designed to attract entrepreneurs to establish businesses in smaller communities with populations less than 75,000. These smaller communities are facing some of the more acute…

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Greece Amends Golden Visa Program to Curb Money Laundering Risks

The Greek government has introduced significant changes to its golden visa program. The changes have been introduced to strengthen credibility and to make it tougher for applicants to misuse the program for money laundering activities.  Greece’s golden visa offers a fast-track route to permanent residence to investors buying real estate worth €250,000 in the country.…

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Bulgaria Set to Terminate Controversial Citizenship by Investment Program

Bulgaria’s citizenship by investment programhas been called out by the European Commission for posing significant security, money laundering, tax evasion and corruption risks. Bulgaria introduced its investment immigration program in 2005 followed by multiple amendments aimed at making it easier for wealthy investors to qualify for citizenship.  It operates two programs: The first program offers citizenship…

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Portugal Expands Golden Visa Program To Offer Green Visas

Portugal has expanded its golden visa program and introduced a new asset class into which wealthy applicants can invest in to qualify for permanent residence in the country.  Introducing Green Visas Portugal’s legislature has approved the proposal to expand the golden visa program to include environment projects as an eligible asset class.  Going ahead, investors…

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World’s Smaller Economies Flourishing Thanks to Investment Immigration

The investment immigration industry is flourishing despite criticism related to ‘sale’ of citizenship and programs being misused for illegal activities. In 2019, more than 60 programs are in operation, as opposed to just a few scattered options in the 1990s.  This boom has mirrored the growing acknowledgement of foreign direct investment (FDI) as a key…

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Canada Start-Up Visa Program: Low-Income Cut-Offs Updated

The low-income cut-offs for Canada’s Start-Up Visa Program have been updated. Individual candidates now need to show they have at least $25,338 available, rising with each family member included in the application. The update was published on the website of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada on February 19, 2019. Read More How to Buy a…

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Lowest-Ever Business Impact Minimum Score Matched In Prince Edward Island Draw

Prince Edward Island match the lowest-ever minimum score for Business Impact candidates in it latest draw under the P.E.I. Expression of Interest system. The February 21 draw saw 199 invites issued to Labour Impact, Express Entry and Business Impact candidates. There were 29 invites issued to candidates under the Business Impact stream, with a minimum…

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