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.