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Federal program to attract more entrepreneurs to Canada 'very flawed': lawyer

Wednesday, August 02, 2017 @ 6:01 AM | By Ian Burns

The federal government has made permanent a pilot project to attract immigrant entrepreneurs to Canada, but some immigration lawyers say it has too many hurdles and needs to be revamped.

Andrew Carvajal, Desloges Law GroupThe Start-Up Visa program was launched as a five-year pilot project in 2013. It allowed entrepreneurs looking to launch a startup company in Canada to apply for permanent resident status if a Canadian company invested in their business idea or they were accepted by a business incubator.

“By making the Start-up Visa...