Canada Wants Immigrant Entrepreneurs
Canada has launched a new immigrant visa program starting April 1, 2013. Unlike other countries that offer similar programs such as Australia, Chile, and the U.K., entrepreneurs do not have to wait for years to receive permanent residency. If you are eligible to get a Canadian entrepreneur visa, you will get permanent residency right away.
Canada has one of the largest economies on the planet and enjoys one of the highest levels of economic freedom in the world, along with a very low level of unemployment. Also, Canada was one of the few countries to get through the global financial crisis with not too much difficulty. Canada is a world leader in terms of smart open immigration, investment, resources, and more. According to Forbes magazine, Canada rates as the best country in the G-20 with which to do business.
In order to apply, entrepreneurs need to submit a business idea and get approval from a designated Canadian venture capital fund or angel investor group. And then once you have a commitment, you can apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada to immigrate through the program.
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