The Canadian government has announced that it will allow 300,000 immigrants into the country in 2017. This is the same number as in 2016 even though an expert panel has recommended to raise immigration levels. John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, on Monday tabled the immigration proposal for 2017 in the parliament....
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The Australian Government has introduced an "Entrepreneur Visa" to attract talented, innovative people to establish entrepreneurial ventures in Australia. The new Entrepreneur visa will be available from 10 September 2016 and will be a part of the Business Innovation and Investment Programme subclass 188 visa. Entrepreneurs will require $200,000 in funding from a nominated third party to develop and commercialise innovative ideas in Australia.
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An external advisory group to the government of Canada is set to call for a substantial increase in overall immigration numbers to the country. The Advisory Council on Economic Growth, which advises federal Minister Bill Morneau, will call for a 50 percent increase in immigration to 450,000 people annually over five years. In addition, the advisory group will recommend that skilled workers and entrepreneurs have easier entry to Canada.
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