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Canada Plans to Launch Startup Visa for Immigrant Entrepreneurs in 2013

Submitted by on October 18, 2012 – 7:35 amNo Comment

Immigration folderFor some time, proposals have been circulating for a new “Startup Visa,” designed for newcomers who want to launch a business in Canada.

Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney recently announced that the government is moving forward with the startup visa.

This article in the Financial Post has more details: Canada plans new visa to lure high-tech immigrant entrepreneurs.

According to a Globe & Mail report, the government plans to launch the new startup visa in 2013.

In the interim, Canada has temporarily stopped accepting applications for permanent resident status under both the Immigrant Investor Program and the Entrepreneur Program.

Immigration folder photo by Jennie Faber (flickr)

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