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Canadian Investor Visas: Questions and Answers

By Ella BergquistSeptember 29, 2020
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Canada offers a few different Investor Visas as an option to immigrate to Canada. The Immigrant Investor Program (IIP) is aimed at experienced business individuals who can contribute to Canada’s “growth and long-term prosperity by investing in Canada’s economy.” *There are 12 different programs, all with different requirements. Each province has an investor program that varies […]

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Quebec to Accept 1,750 New Applications Under Investor Program

By Michael NirenDecember 3, 2019
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Between now and March 20, 2015, the Quebec government will be accepting 1,750 new applications under the investor program. Of the 1,750 applicants, 1,200 will be set aside for applicants from China, Hong Kong, and Macau. The newly re-launched investor program has been welcomed by individuals with a high net worth looking to gain Canadian permanent residence via “passive” investment […]

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Update on the Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Pilot Program

By Michael NirenDecember 3, 2019
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(Below is a transcription of this video) Hi, this is Michael Niren, Immigration Lawyer and Founder of VisaPlace.com. Today, I want to talk to you once again, about the new Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Pilot Program. That’s a mouthful. I looked into it in more detail. We have more information about it. I can say, […]

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Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Pilot Program

By Michael NirenDecember 3, 2019
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(Below is a transcription of this video) Hi, this is Michael Niren, Immigration Lawyer and Founder of VisaPlace.com. The Canadian government will be introducing late January 2015 so in a few weeks from now, the New Immigrant Investor Program and it’s called, I will read it “The Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Pilot Program.” This is […]

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Canada to Unveil New Immigration Investor Program

By Michael NirenDecember 3, 2019
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As recently reported by The Wall Street Journal, Canada is set to unveil a new immigration investor program aimed at attracting wealthy immigrants. Under the new system, the government will issue residency visas to individuals capable and willing to invest 1 Million Canadian dollars ($890,000) in a venture capital fund. Ottawa to Create a New […]

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Canada is Attracting Entrepreneurs Through the Start-up Visa

By Michael NirenJuly 20, 2020
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Canada’s Start-up Visa Program, first launched last year, seems to be gathering speed and making progress on uniting Canadian venture capital funds, angel investors, business incubators and talented international entrepreneurs. Attracting Entrepreneurs Through the Start-up Visa Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander recently took part in a roundtable with a variety of business leaders, […]

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New Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Pilot Progam in the Works

By Michael NirenDecember 3, 2019
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Earlier in the year, Canada’s immigration minister, Chris Alexander announced the promise of an ‘immigration investor venture capital pilot’ scheme. Since then, the world has been waiting with baited breath. However, Canada’s immigrant investor program is ‘troubled’ due to problems with past similar programs. The New Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Pilot Progam The Immigrant Investor Venture […]

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Immigrant Investor Program Cancelled in 2014

By Michael NirenDecember 3, 2019
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(Below is a transcription of this video) Hi. A lot of controversy over the immigrant investor program and the federal government’s cancellation of the program in 2014. The immigration investor program is for high net worth individuals who have a net worth of a minimum of 1.6 million and are willing to invest in an […]

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Canada’s Reputation for Immigrant Investors is Being Tarnished

By Michael NirenDecember 3, 2019
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As reported by Yahoo Canada News on Thursday June 5, 2014 – “Angry millionaires suing over Canadian citizenship another symptom of ailing immigration system, critics claim”. Canada’s Immigrant Investor Program in Moratorium The root of this issue is Canada’s Immigrant Investor Program (IIP) which used to offer 2,500 visas a year to wealthy foreign nationals […]

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Quebec Investor Program Re-opens for 2014

By Michael NirenDecember 3, 2019
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(Below is a transcription of this video) Hi. This is Michael Niren, Immigration Lawyer and Founder of visaplace.com . The Quebec Investor Program is being reopened. That’s great news. They’re going to be taking applications in September of 2014. The criteria is that you have to have a net worth of $1.6 million and invest […]

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Immigration Investor Program for Canada Closed

By Michael NirenDecember 3, 2019
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(Below is a transcription of this video) Hi. My name is Michael Niren, an immigration lawyer and founder of visaplace.com. It was recently announced that the Canadian Investor program, the federal Canadian Investor program is going to be cancelled. Unfortunate news for high net worth individuals who wish to invest in Canada and get permanent […]

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Start-up Visa program for Canada

By Michael NirenMay 20, 2020
Business Visa

Canada has just launched a new visa program for entrepreneurs called the Start-up Visa. This visa is a great way for people with business ideas to enter Canada. This visa is expected to be very popular and there will be limited space every year until the visa is made permanent. It will be made permanent […]