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Canada’s provincial business immigration programs turn to two-step process

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 @ 9:26 AM | By Colin Singer

Canada’s provinces are moving away from a direct path to entry for wealthy immigrants and are instead turning to two-step immigration programs aimed at entrepreneurs looking to establish businesses and receive Canadian permanent residence.

Provincial entrepreneur programs increasingly require candidates to spend up to two years in Canada on a conditional temporary work permit before being issued a nomination for permanent residence.

The latest province to switch to the two-step format is Manitoba, following the introduction of a new Business Investor Stream that is to begin...