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Immigrant Investor Program

Government of Canada to eliminate immigrant investor and entrepreneur programs

On February 11, 2014, the Government of Canada announced its intention to terminate the Federal Immigrant Investor Program and Federal Entrepreneur Program and eliminate the large backlog of applications. These immigration-related announcements were contained in the Canadian Government’s 2014 Budget.


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CIC announces temporary pause on most federal skilled worker applications and all federal immigrant investor applications

On June 29, 2012, Citizenship and Immigration Canada published Operational Bulletin 438, which states that a temporary pause has been placed on new applications filed under the Federal Skilled Worker Program, excluding applications received under the PhD eligibility stream and those with a qualifying offer of arranged employment. A temporary pause has also been placed on all new applications filed under the federal Immigrant Investor Program.


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