On July 2, 2021, the Government of Ontario introduced amendments and an application guide for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) Entrepreneur Stream. The OINP has implemented regulatory amendments to Ontario Regulation 422/17 and Ontario Regulation 421/17. The new changes will help accelerate the arrival of Entrepreneur Stream applicants in Ontario to begin their businesses and reduce the application monitoring frequency to decrease the burden on applicants as they
On June 15, 2021, British Columbia issued 13 invitations to apply for the candidates under Business Immigration streams. In the Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot, BC invited less than five candidates and the lowest score was 139. In the Base Category of the Entrepreneur Stream, BCPNP issued 9 invitations and the lowest score was 126. Both streams aimed to attract foreign entrepreneurs into British Columbia via the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) pr
On April 27, 2021, the Government of Canada updated the procedures for managing the intake process for permanent residence (PR) applications. New instructions apply to Non-Express Entry applications and provide guidance on reviewing applications for completeness and putting them into the process. This update is applicable to the following Economic class applications: Non-Express Entry Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Start-Up Visa Program (SUV) Self-Employed Persons Program (
New Brunswick announced that foreign nationals wishing to immigrate to New Brunswick will have to apply online. The only candidates who can apply on paper are people with disabilities or those who experience a verifiable problem with the online application. Paper application packages can be requested via email. So far, in 2019 New Brunswick admitted 2,000 new permanent residents via the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP). Last year, there were 2,745 such immigra
On September 20, 2019, Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) issued 15 Invitations to Apply to the eligible candidates under the Entrepreneur Stream. The minimum score of this round was 127. This is 15 points higher than in the previous round, which was held on April 5, when OINP invited 22 entrepreneurs. The OINP noted that those whose Expressions of Interest were scored by September 12, 2019, were eligible for this draw. In total, Ontario invited 50 candidates under th
On September 12, 2019, Saskatchewan has updated the dates of the invitation rounds in the Entrepreneur stream of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). The province announced that the first draws of business immigration will take place on January 7, 2020, and March 5, 2020. The last invitation round of this year is scheduled for November 7, 2019. All dates are subject to revision by the provincial authorities.
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On September 5, the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) Entrepreneur Program issued invitations to 45 candidates. The highest Expression of Interest (EOI) score for this round was 150 points. The lowest score was 120 points. The average score of the invited candidates in this round was 125 points. It was the fifth round of invitations for entrepreneurs in 2019. So far, SINP issued invitations to 265 candidates via the Entrepreneur Program in 2019. The next invitatio
Following the recent regulatory amendments in the Ontario Immigration Act (2015), on September 3, 2019, the official page of the Entrepreneur Stream under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) published a minor update. Due to Entrepreneur Stream changes, the online Expression of Interest system is currently unavailable, as updates are being made to the system. In the interim, the EOI process will take place outside of the OINP e-Filing Portal.
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On June 13, 2019, British Columbia issued 20 invitations to apply to the candidates under Entrepreneur Immigration stream and 5 invitations to the candidates under Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot. The lowest score for the candidates in the Base Category was 117, while in the Regional Pilot – 118. Both streams aimed to attract foreign entrepreneur into British Columbia via the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) program. BCPNP invited 106 entrepreneur
On May 30, Nova Scotia announced the update of the two entrepreneur immigration streams of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSPN): Entrepreneur Stream and International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream. Existing business owners will now be eligible under the entrepreneur stream and can include operating expenses towards the required minimum investment. The ownership requirements for international graduates looking to start a business will change from 100% to 33.3%. Changes will a
On May 24, 2019, British Columbia announced about new communities that joined the Entrepreneur Immigration - Regional Pilot program. Those communities are: 100 Mile House, Campbell River, Clinton, Columbia-Shuswap Regional District (Sorrento and Electoral Area C, Falkland and Electoral Area D, Malakwa and Electoral Area E, Scotch Creek and Electoral Area F), McBride, Penticton, Salmon Arm, Thompson-Nicola Regional District (Area I – Spences Bridge, Area M – Nicola Valley Nort
On March 14, 2019, British Columbia has officially launched the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot. The pilot is focused on attracting entrepreneurs from around the world to establish businesses in regional communities. This will help meet the communities’ economic development needs and encourage investments outside urban areas. Over 30 communities have joined the pilot. To be eligible to participate, the community must have settl