Tag Archives: Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Federal Start –Up Visa Continues to Grow

Background: Launched in 2013 as a replacement for the much maligned Federal Investor Program, the Start-up visa aims to attract immigrant entrepreneurs to Canada.

Impact: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) itself recognizes that the program has been slow to make an impact. Currently 26 start-ups have been launched and 51 PR visa’s issued since the inception of the program in 2013. IRCC says there is a further 50 applications still in progress have been issued

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Mobilite Francophone is Launched

Background: On June 1st 2016 Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) launched a Federal initiative to encourage skilled francophone workers to come to Canada to work and ultimately settle in communities outside of the province of Quebec.

Impact: Employers will be exempted from the need to obtain a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) before a francophone foreign worker can be hired. Eligibility criteria include:

  • living and working in a Francophone minority community outside Quebec
  •  Using French on a daily basis
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