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Canada comes in top 5 among G20 in Entrepreneurship Ranking

A new report by Ernst & Young places Canada’s entrepreneurial ecosystem in the top five among the G20 countries. The G20 Entrepreneurship Barometer 2013 ranks a country’s entrepreneurial environment according to its score in five sub-categories: access to funding, entrepreneurship … Continue reading

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Diane Francis Says Canada Needs a Silicon Valley

A recent article in the blog of Diane Francis, an editor-at-large for the National Post, argues that Canada needs to create its own version of the American Silicon Valley, and commends Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for taking a step … Continue reading

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Canada Top Country for Immigrant Businesses – Financial Post

An article featured in last Friday’s Financial Post makes the case for Canada being one of the best countries in the world for immigrants to start a business. Among the factors that make Canada such a welcoming place for immigrant … Continue reading

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Immigration Minister to Visit Silicon Valley to Promote ‘Start Up Visa’

Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney will be visiting California’s Silicon Valley on Friday for a four day trip intended to promote Canada as a place to live for the region’s entrepreneurs. According to an article in San Jose’s … Continue reading

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Immigration Canada Announces April 1 Launch of Start-Up Visa Program

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced on Thursday that foreign entrepreneurs would be able to start applying for the newly created Start-Up Visa Program on April 1st of this year. “Canada is open for business to the world’s start-up entrepreneurs,” … Continue reading

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Vancouver, Canada to Host International TED Conference

The annual TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference, a gathering of some of the world’s brightest and most influential thinkers, will be moved to Vancouver in 2014 and 2015, it was announced on Monday. It is believed that the move … Continue reading

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New Canadian Immigration Program For Entrepreneurs To Launch April 1

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced today that the Start-Up Visa, which will grant permanent residence to entrepreneurs who receive funding from Canadian venture capital firms, will launch on April 1st. “Our new Start-Up Visa will help make Canada the … Continue reading

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Canadian Government to Provide $400 Million to Bolster Domestic Venture Capital Industry

The Harper government announced on Monday that it will inject $400 million in Canada’s venture capital industry as part of the Venture Capital Action Plan. The goal of the plan is to encourage the creation of large venture capital funds … Continue reading

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Federal Government Backed Volunteer-Led Effort Promotes Canadian Start-Ups

Startup Canada, an entrepreneur-led government-backed non-profit organization, announced its action plan for increasing entrepreneurship in the country on Tuesday. The organization unveiled blueprints of a national network to support and connect entrepreneurial communities and a media campaign to create a … Continue reading

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Canadian Government Developing a Digital Dollar

The Royal Canadian Mint, a Crown Corporation responsible for minting Canada’s coins, is developing a digital version of the Canadian dollar that it hopes will make digital transactions as easy as cash-based ones. The technology being developed is called MintChip, … Continue reading

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