• Citizenship and Immigration Canada Publishes Ministerial Instructions Establishing the Start-Up Business Class
  • April 25, 2013 | Author: Henry J. Chang
  • Law Firm: Blaney McMurtry LLP - Toronto Office
  • As previously reported, on January 24, 2013, the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism(the “Minister”) announced that Citizenship and Immigration Canada (“CIC”)would launch a Start-Up Visa Program to recruit innovative immigrant entrepreneurs who will create new jobs and spur economic growth. On March 30, 2013, CIC published Ministerial Instructions (the “Instructions”) in the Canada Gazette, which formally establish the new Start-Up Business Class. CIC also published Chapter 27 of the Overseas Processing Manual (“OP 27”), which provides further details regarding the processing of such applications. An overview of the Start-Up Business Class is provided below.