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Canada’s new visa scheme for luring top techno wizards

This has been announced by Canada immigration minister Jason Kenney recently.

New Canada visa program to welcome techno brains—The new Canada start-up visa program will be introduced by Canada from 1st April, 2013. And this new Canada visa program will look to bring in top international technical wizards to come and stay here. The high tech industry has been considering the idea for quite some time now, affirmed Kenney while speaking of the latest immigration program to be launched by Canada in April this year.

Canada will launch the new immigration investor visa program from April this year. It will aim to welcome top technical wizards from various corners of the world.

Requirements of new immigrant entrepreneur program-Canada’s new immigrant entrepreneur program will have certain pre-requisites to be fulfilled by those wanting to come and start businesses here. As per the details, newcomers will need to have a partnership with an investor group or any venture capitalist in Canada.

This will be a condition before any applicant is granted Canadian immigrant entrepreneur visa. The visa program replacing the investor and entrepreneur immigration program will require applicants to have a commitment of $75,000 funding from any designated investor group or $200,000 from any designated venture capital fund.

In addition, applicants must possess the ability to speak either of the two official languages of Canada(English or French).

Canada permanent residency to immigrant entrepreneurs—Canada’s immigration minister Kenney has maintained that the nation will be offering Canada permanent residency to immigrant entrepreneurs to encourage more and more technical entrepreneurs to come and settle here.

This offer of Canada permanent residency will make the new immigrant investor program the first program worldwide to do so.

New Canada visa means new jobs in Canada–The new Canada visa will result in creation of new jobs and give a big boost to growth of the economy. Canada aims to generate new jobs and this new program will help in achieving this aim of Canada, Kenney has stated.

Speaking about the new immigrant visa program, Kenney said Canada will gain a winning edge over other nations by allowing dynamic entrepreneurs to come to Canada and begin new businesses here. Canada will become a top choice for the top talented individuals seeking to launch new firms here, the immigration minister affirmed.

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