Entrepreneurs

Note: On February 11, 2014, Economic Action Plan 2014 announced the government’s intent to terminate both the federal Immigrant Investor and Federal Entrepreneur Programs, eliminate a large and longstanding backlog of applications, and pave the way for new pilot programs that will actually meet Canada’s labour market and economic needs. For more information, see the news release.

The Entrepreneur Program seeks to bring experienced business people to Canada. These people must plan to own and manage a business in Canada that adds to the economy and creates jobs.

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