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The Canadian government announced that the Start-Up Visa will launch on April 1st, 2013.
This means that foreign entrepreneurs can begin to apply for this new visa on that date. This is a new visa that was introduced earlier this year, where immigrants must get funding for their entrepreneurial ventures from certain designated funding groups. This visa is a pathway to permanent residency in Canada, and it is very likely that this visa will become very popular very quickly – so if you want to apply, it would be wise to do so as soon as possible.
“Canada is open for business to the world’s start-up entrepreneurs,” said Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney in a press release. “Innovation and entrepreneurship are essential drivers of the Canadian economy. That is why we are actively recruiting foreign entrepreneurs – those who can build companies here in Canada that will create new jobs, spur economic growth and compete on a global scale – with our new start-up visa.”
If you are interested in applying to immigrate to Canada using this new Start-Up Visa, please contact our immigration law firm for assistance. This is expected to be a competitive visa, so ensure that your application is done right the first time by a professional with Canadian immigration expertise.
Remember, a mistake or omission on your application can easily result in its denial or delay – so speak with a licensed immigration lawyer to ensure you’re qualified and that your application is flawless in advance of your submitting it.