Entrepreneurs

  • Saskatchewan has conducted the largest ever draw for the Entrepreneur stream of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), with 142 international entrepreneurs having been invited to apply to the program following the May 24, 2017 draw. Another new record was set in this draw, as the points threshold required for a candidate to be invited to apply reached its lowest ever cut-off point of 80.

  • Quebec Entrepreneur program is one of the Quebec three business programs. As of April first, 2016 the immigration program was reopened with a limited cap of 50 applications. The next intake will start April 01, 2017.

  • Rural communities around Alberta could get a boost of around 40,000 newcomers over the next four years under policies being proposed by the province’s United Conservative Party.  

  • British Columbia is opening a new immigration pilot program to attract foreign entrepreneurs to smaller communities around the province.

  • The Government of British Columbia continues to invite workers, international graduates, and entrepreneurs at low points thresholds in the most recent draws conducted on November 22 and November 29.

  • British Columbia PNP Entrepreneur Immigration Invitations to Apply  (Since November 2015)

  • You may be required to submit a registration form if you are interested in certain categories or streams of the BC PNP.

  • A new report has highlighted Canada’s track record of safety and peace, with further developments that should enable a future improvement in its ranking. According to the report, such improvements will largely be the result of Canada’s progressive immigration policy.

  • Canada’s Minister of Immigration, John McCallum, has stated his intention to “substantially increase” the number of new immigrants to Canada in order to fill labour shortages, with a three-year immigration plan expected to be unveiled this fall (autumn).

  • The new law of citizenship is objectionable to many; therefore, group of lawyers attempted to collect funds for follow-up protests are at higher levels. The law society believe that the new law has not respected the rights of Canadian citizens, who have achieved their citizenship through immigration or born outside of Canada , on the basis of the Freedom Charter of rights.

  • The government of Canada has this week launched what it calls a ‘national conversation on immigration’, in which Canadians are being consulted on the present and future of Canada’s immigration policy. The government has provided a detailed questionnaire, and participants have until August 5 to submit their views across a range of topics.

  • Canada has strict laws regarding criminal inadmissibility. If you wish to enter Canada permanently or temporarily, you may be denied entry if you or your dependents are deemed criminally inadmissible. Even a drunk driving charge, for example, can prevent you from entering Canada.

  • Canada’s most populated province, Ontario, has provided details on two new business immigration programs that are now open to eligible candidates wishing to invest in the Canadian economy. As the leader in attracting foreign direct investment of any province or state in North America, Ontario’s new business streams are likely to prove popular. The Entrepreneur Stream and the Corporate Stream both operate under the (OINP), a Provincial Nominee Program that allows Ontario to nominate individuals deemed to have credentials that would benefit the local labour market.

  • Candidates for Express Entry are reminded that profiles are only valid for twelve months from the date they are created. Candidates who have not received an Invitation-to-Apply (ITA) for Permanent Residence and who are still interested in immigrating to Canada must create new profiles in the Express Entry pool.

  • The Minister of Immigration, John McCallum, has made it quite clear that he wants to increase the overall number of new immigrants to Canada over the coming years. Not only that, but the Express Entry system may also be modified. The exact modifications, if and when they happen, are not yet known. Consequently, and taken together with an expected increase in invitations issued over the coming draws, I would encourage individuals who are currently eligible to enter the pool to do so. It is only once they are in the pool that they can attract the attention of Canadian provinces that are looking to welcome newcomers through a PNP, as well as employers hiring through the system.”

  • Halifax business owner put in limbo by permanent residency application delay.

  • Canada plans on welcoming up to 305,000 new permanent residents in 2016 .This is considered the highest projected immigration level in decades, which represents seven percent increase on the 2015 plan. On March 8. details of 2016 immigration plan has been unveiled.

  • Better government support for immigrant entrepreneurs could benefit Canada’s efforts to diversify international trade and strengthen its economy, a new report by the Conference Board of Canada says. Given the Canadian government’s growing interest in tapping emerging markets in Asia and South America, the report by the Conference Board of Canada’s National Immigration Centre says improving the success rate of immigrant entrepreneurs, especially those engaged in knowledge-based industries, is potentially in Canada’s best interest.

  • Justin Trudeau, has named his government’s cabinet of ministers. He has been handed specific agenda, which is likely to include significant changes within the department of Citizenship, Immigration and Refugees.

  • The Ottawa Senators are hosting a special citizenship ceremony, welcoming 186 new citizens from 39 countries into the Canadian family today.