International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream Launched By Saskatchewan

A new International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream has been launched by Saskatchewan immigration. The new Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) category is aimed at international students graduating from Saskatchewan institutions. It is designed to help them stay in the province as entrepreneurs, while also attracting business investment. It compliments the existing Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Stream. The stream…

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Ontario Immigration Entrepreneur Stream Draw Sees 16 NOIs Issued

Ontario immigration issued Notifications of Interest to 16 business candidates in a new Entrepreneur Stream draw. The December 2 Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program draw required a minimum score of 118 points, nine lower than the previous draw. This was the fourth Ontario Entrepreneur draw of 2019 and the first since September 20, when 15 candidates…

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Saskatchewan’s Delayed Entrepreneur Immigration Draw To Happen December 5

Saskatchewan immigration will conduct its delayed final Entrepreneur draw of 2019 on Thursday, December 5. The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program draw was originally scheduled for November 7, but was moved back a month ‘to accommodate for program criteria changes and system updates’. The stream requires a net worth of $500,000 and minimum investment of $300,000…

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New Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot Draw Conducted By British Columbia

A new draw through the recently-launched Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot has been conducted by British Columbia. The November 26 draw saw 7 invites issued through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program, with a minimum score of 120. The pilot is designed to bring entrepreneurs and investors to smaller British Columbia communities.  The full requirements are…

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Prince Edward Island Invites 14 Entrepreneurs In New Business Impact Draw

Prince Edward Island immigration issued 14 invites to entrepreneur candidates through its Business Impact stream in the latest Expression of Interest draw. The November 21 draw was the largest since February 2019, with a total of 171 invites issued, including 157 to Labour Impact and Express Entry candidates. Business Impact candidates required a minimum score…

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Everything to Gain and Nothing to Lose: Reviving Canada’s Federal Immigrant Investor Program

With the US hiking investment limits for the EB-5, is it time to for Canada to revive the suspended Canada Immigrant Investor Program? As the US implements a massive 80 per cent hike in minimum investments for the EB-5 program, it is an appropriate time to question the rationale behind Canada’s decision to completely ignore…

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Nova Scotia Draw Targets 20 Entrepreneur Stream Immigration Candidates

Nova Scotia immigration has targeted business immigration candidates in a new draw under its Entrepreneur Stream. The November 12 draw saw 20 invitations issued through the Nova Scotia Nominee Program. The lowest-ranked candidate scored 118 points, five higher than the 113 required in the previous draw. Detailed requirement for the Nova Scotia Entrepreneur stream are…

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How Benefits Outweigh Risks Under Investment Immigration Programs

With more than 50 programs globally, the investment immigration industry has been growing steadily despite concerns over lack of transparency, inadequate due diligence, misuse by tax evaders and even exploitation by terrorists.  While there is tough competition among countries to attract investment immigrants, there is no race-to-the-bottom scenario where programs with the lowest thresholds are…

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