CBC’s The National Has a Closer Look at Canada’s Startup Visa Program

On April 1st Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney proclaimed that Canada was open for business with the launch of much anticipated Startup Visa program.

“Innovation and entrepreneurship are essential drivers of the Canadian economy,” said Kenney. “That is why we are actively recruiting foreign entrepreneurs—those who can build companies here in Canada that will create new jobs, spur economic growth and compete on a global scale—with our new start-up visa.”

It’s been almost five months since Kenney’s proclaimation and last night Ian Hanomansing took a closer look at the program on CBC’s The National.

Hanomansing tailed Version One Ventures Boris Wertz for a couple days during the GROW Conference last week and learned that while the program still has tonnes promise, it has yet to issue any visas to entrepreneurs looking to call Canada home.

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