Ontario Aiming To Ease Application Process With Entrepreneur Stream Changes

Ontario immigration is aiming to ease the application process with changes planned for the province’s Entrepreneur Stream.  In proposals announced this month, the province says it will: Make video interviews permanent to speed up the arrival of candidates in Canada. Monitor applicants less often as they establish their businesses here. Ontario officials have proposed changes…

Details

Portugal Defers Controversial Golden Visa Change Excluding Lisbon and Porto to January 2022

Portugal has announced amendments to its golden visa program that will come into force from January 2022. The significance of this decree is that it defers the exclusion of Lisbon and Porto from the golden visa program from July 2021 to January 2022.  Other changes include changes to the minimum investment required under the Capital…

Details

Start-Up and Security Deposit Requirement Removed From Quebec Entrepreneur Program

Stream 2 of the Quebec Entrepreneur Program will no longer require candidates to provide start-up and security deposits, Quebec has confirmed. The new rules for candidates with applications already in the system take effect as of Wednesday March 31, 2021, following the publication of new regulations in the Official Quebec Gazette. Quebec Immigration Minister Nadine…

Details

Quebec Announces Immigrant Investor Program To Be Suspended Two More Years

The suspension of the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program has been extended for a further two years, until April 1, 2023, the Quebec government has announced. The Ministry of Immigration, Francisation and Integration (MIFI) announced the extended suspension on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. “This period will allow the MIFI to finalize the current revision work, in…

Details

Malta’s New Golden Visa: Lower Investments but No More Return of Funds

Malta is seeking to build on impressive numbers including €50 million capital in two years, 136 jobs, and the attraction of human capital worth €6 million with its revamped Malta Permanent Residence Program. Malta’s citizenship by investment program — the Individual Investor Program — may dominate headlines but the country’s permanent residence by investment program…

Details

BC Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot Extended Until 2024

British Columbia immigration’s Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot has been extended for three more years, until March 31, 2024. The extension will “help communities welcome new entrepreneurs to their regions, and be well positioned to support recovery post-pandemic,” said a statement from the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). The Regional Pilot aims to attract…

Details

Prince Edward Island Immigration Conducts New Business Impact Draw

Prince Edward Island immigration has issued invitations to apply to 10 Business Impact candidates in a new provincial draw. The March 18 draw saw invitations issued to entrepreneur candidates with a minimum score of 50 through the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) stream. The same draw also saw 140 invites issued to…

Details

Investment Immigration Demand Spikes as UAE Expats Seek Protection from Future Lockdowns

Demand for Portugal’s golden visa and citizenship by investment programs of St. Kitts and Nevis as well as St. Lucia have spiked among the expat residents of the United Arab Emirates. The reason? Travel restrictions brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic. Connection between the Pandemic and Investment Immigration Demand The UAE has a large population…

Details