Alberta Immigration Targets International Graduate Entrepreneurs With 2 New Streams

Alberta immigration is encouraging international graduates to open businesses in the province with two new entrepreneur streams. The International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream is open as of October 26, 2020, while a new Foreign Graduate Start-Up Visa Stream aimed at graduates from U.S. universities will open in January 2021. The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)…

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British Columbia Conducts New Entrepreneur Draw, Issues 10 Invitations

British Columbia immigration has conducted a new draw through its Entrepreneur Immigration streams, issuing 20 invitations. The October 20 British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program draw featured invites through both the general Entrepreneur stream and the Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot. Candidates for the general category received 15 invites with a minimum score of 122 points. BC…

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Prince Edward Island Targets 27 Entrepreneur Candidates In New Provincial Immigration Draw

Prince Edward Island immigration issued invitations to 27 entrepreneur candidates in a new provincial draw. The October 15 draw required a minimum score of 97 points for candidates through the Business Impact stream of the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP). The draw also saw 184 invites issued to Labour Impact and Express…

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Greek Golden Visa to Gain from Steady Chinese Demand and Good Pandemic Track Record

The Greek golden visa program has proved to be a win-win option for the Greek economy as well as wealthy investment immigrants, attracting more than €2.6 billion in foreign investments in just six years from more than 7,800 investors. About the Greek Golden Visa Greece offers a fast-track residency permit to candidates who invest at…

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Australia SIV Review: Fund Managers Call for Improved Due Diligence and Transparency

Australian government agencies have identified instances of non-genuine applications under the Significant Investor Visa program.  With the SIV undergoing yet another review, this has led to concerns that the government may pull the plug on this controversial investment immigration stream.  The current Home Affairs review was launched in 2019 and follows a 2016 Productivity Commission…

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Nova Scotia Business Draw: Province Issues 5 Immigration Invites

Nova Scotia immigration has conducted its largest-ever International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream and its first business immigration draw since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. The draw, which took place on September 24, saw 5 invitations issued through the Nova Scotia Nominee Program. Candidates required 49 points to qualify. Despite the low number of invitations, this…

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Alberta Immigration Introduces New Processing Fee For Self-Employed Farmer Stream

Alberta immigration has introduced a new $500 processing fee for the provincial Self-Employed Farmer Stream. The fee is applicable to all applications mailed after October 1, 2020. It is one of a number of new measures introduced under the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP). The province also announced it will not meet its federal government…

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All You Need To Know About US EB-5 Capital Redeployment

The USCIS has issued major policy guidance clarifying important issues related to the redeployment of capital under the EB-5 program.  Why EB-5 Capital Redeployment?  A general understanding of the EB-5 timelines and how the investment is structured between the NCE and JCE is essential to understand the need for the redeployment of capital.  Steps No…

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Prince Edward Island Conducts Largest Business Impact Draw of 2020

Prince Edward Island has conducted its largest Business Impact draw of 2020, issuing invitations to apply to 32 candidates. The September 17 draw saw candidates require a minimum score of 102 points. It also featured 313 invitations through the Labour Impact and Express Entry streams of the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP).…

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