Canadian Start-up Visa program to boost economic growth and jobs

July 18, 2014
Canadian immigration minister welcomes initial applicants of Start-up Visa program

Canada's immigration minister, Chris Alexander, welcomed the first two accomplished applicants under Start-up Visa program.

Start-up Visa program brings angel investors, business incubators with overseas entrepreneurs and venture capital funds of Canada together. Entrepreneurs, who receive support of their business plan from the private sector firms of the country, gain the eligibility to file applications for Canadian permanent residence within the category of Start-up Visa program.

Canada is focusing on a new kind of immigrant entrepreneurs, who are able to establish innovational firms that have the potential to create new jobs for Canadians.  Start-up Visa program is a significant element of the government’s intent to develop flexible and fast economic immigration system.

The minister said that as part of government’s attention on economic growth, job creation and prosperity over a long period of time, it is important for Canada to welcome innovators and entrepreneurs from across the globe.

Canadian government is happy to gladly receive the first two applicants of Start-up Visa program and hope towards the success of their business enterprise that will aid in generating more jobs for the people of Canada, the minister added. 
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