The Canadian government announced in October 2015 that Canada wants entrepreneurs. Canada’s Start-Up Visa is the first of its kind in the world, linking immigrant entrepreneurs with experienced private sector organizations that have expertise in working with start-ups. Business and entrepreneur immigrants can help support Canada's economic growth, according to a May 2017 report from The Conference Board of Canada: Entrepreneur and Investor Immigration: Creating Jobs and Growth, discussed at the Conference Board of Canada's 3rd annual Canadian Immigration Summit in Ottawa on May 9-10, 2017, with the goal to help strengthen business immigration's role in spurring Canada's economic development.
Report author Kareem El-Assal believes one of Canada’s greatest global competitive advantages is its openness to newcomers:
Highlights of the report include:
According to Craig Alexander, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, "as other countries are becoming less welcoming to newcomers, Canada can position itself to reap greater economic benefits from entrepreneur and investor immigration in the future by opening its doors to more foreign talent."
"Immigrant investor programs can raise capital for under-funded areas such as infrastructure, affordable housing, and venture capital," reports Forbes.
Evelyn Ackah is a Canada immigration law expert and founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law. Immigration law is becoming more complex and challenging every day. Immigration applications can be refused due to minor oversights and omissions that can delay or negatively impact your business or your family reunifications plans. By not using a lawyer you can be putting your business and your family at risk.
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