Canada: On Track To Meet Its Immigration Targets

September 2nd 2021 – Canada is on track to meet its ambitious immigration goals announced in October 2020.  At that time, the Canadian government released its recovery plan sought to stimulate an economy weakened by the Covid-19 pandemic by increasing…

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Canadian Start-up Visa (SUV): Recent Statistics

August 18th 2021 – Recent data obtained from Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) through an access to information request for the period 2015-2020 shows that the Start-up Visa program (SUV) has seen impressive growth over the last few years….

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Canada Startup Visa: Increase of settlement funds requirements

July 15th, 2021 – Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has recently increased the settlement funds required to qualify for permanent residence under several immigration programs, including the Start Up visa. The settlement funds required for a single applicant have…

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Start-up Visa Updates

CANADA SUV – A PROGRAM FOR INNOVATORS WORK PERMIT IN RECORD TIME The Canada start-up visa (SUV) program attracts more and more the attention of the business immigration world. Established in 2013 and made permanent in 2018, the SUV program…

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Start-up Visa Business Idea: Five Aspects to Consider

May 6th, 2021 – The Canadian Start-up Visa Program was created to grant permanent residency to innovative foreign entrepreneurs and their qualified family members. The purpose of the program is to attract individuals with skills and the capacity to start…

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Canada Startup Visa – Latest Court Decision

March 8th 2021 – The Canadian federal court dismissed another judicial review application by a start-up visa entrepreneur in Nguyen v. Canada (IMM-4836-19).  This is the second judicial review in this case.  Ms. Nguyen, a Vietnamese citizen, obtained a commitment…

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Rethinking Business Immigration: The Rise of Innovation Visas

October 27th 2020 – Start-up Visas for Innovators Since their inception in the 1980’s, business immigration programs have been characterized by the concept of passive investment, i.e. individuals being allowed to acquire permanent or temporary residency in exchange of an…

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Canada Startup Visa: How the courts decided SUV cases

August 26, 2020 – In April 2013, Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada (IRCC) adopted rules to manage business immigration applications under the Start-Up Visa Program (SUV) category. At first a pilot project, SUV became a permanent federal immigration program in 2018….

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Start-Up Visa and Work Permit: the essential applicant

July 31, 2020 – Start-up Visa’s applicants are eligible to obtain a temporary work permit during the processing of their permanent resident application.  It is a requirement for applicants requesting a work permit to be qualified as “essential” and be needed in…

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Canada Start-up Visa: the immigration intent at the center of IRCC decisions

July 22, 2020 – The Canadian federal court dismissed another judicial review application by a start-up visa entrepreneur in the case Truong v. Canada (IMM-5162-19). Ms. Truong, a Vietnamese citizen with a bachelor degree in marketing and management, had acquired…

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