Canada approves a startup visa for immigrant entrepreneurs

Canada approves startup visa for immigrants.

The Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), in partnership with the Canadian Venture Capital Association (CVCA) approved an official Start-Up Visa (SUV) pilot program for business class immigrants: the Start-Up Business class. The goal of the SUV program is to facilitate the immigration of a new type of immigrant entrepreneur to Canada with the potential to build innovative companies that compete on a global scale and create jobs for Canadians.

 

 

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Restorative justice, human rights, and the law: Video

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Heartspeak Productions with the Community Justice Initiatives Association has produced a 48-minute video from the Fraser region of British Columbia. The film discusses Canadian law and constitution and human rights as a fundamental basis of law.

 

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Canada is North America’s ‘guinea pig for mobile apps’

Canada is the “guinea pig for mobile apps”

Canada has many reasons to be proud.  They have mostly dodged the economic crisis that continues to rattle the rest of North America. Canadian businesses enjoy lower corporate tax rates, plus plenty of government subsidy programs. Not to mention the fact that the populace enjoys universal healthcare coverage and the ability to travel without being labeled “loud Americans.”

 

 

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New tarriffs on music approved in Canada

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Wedding costs in Canada will double if you dance.

The Copyright Board of Canada reviews copyright tariffs for various collection societies (like ASCAP and BMI in America, which collect performance licensing fees from venues).  They have just approved a new set of fees to cover recorded music at a bunch of different live events. Karaoke bars, conventions, parades, weddings and several other classes of event—which already pay fees to SOCAN, which represents songwriters—will now begin paying additional tariffs to collection society Re:Sound, which represents recording artists and labels.

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Canada plays the visa card to lure foreign students to its universities

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Four years ago 60,000 international students came to Canada for school now that number stands at 90,000.

Canadian universities used to find it hard to draw attention away from the U.S. when trying to lure foreign students to its business schools.  Not anymore. Over the last two years, Canadian full-time MBAs have seen the biggest increase in applications of any region, according to the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), a business school association.

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Canada’s new high-tech plastic currency

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Canada’s plastic currency.

Many of us rely on plastic credit and debit cards to make the majority of our daily purchases but still the idea of saying goodbye to paper money seems ludicrous. The Bank of Canada is planning to do just that, and the first in an all-new line of plastic money will begin rolling out to consumers this month. The bills — made of a single piece of polymer — boast a longer life than paper notes, as well as some advanced security features to keep counterfeiters scratching their heads.

 

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Rare Dinosaur Discovered in Canada’s Oil Sands

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The 110-million-year-old dinosaur fossil found in Canada’s oil sands.

The Canadian oil sands, a vast expanse of tar and sand being mined for crude oil, yielded treasure of another kind this week when an oil company worker unearthed a 110-million-year-old dinosaur fossil that wasn’t supposed to be there.

 

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Expect the Unexpected – 3D Image of Little Girl in Street Used to Slow Down Drivers

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3D image of little girl being used to enhance traffic safety.

It’s already on the big screen, but now a 3D image is being used on the streets of West Vancouver in an attempt to jolt reckless drivers into reality.  But has this latest idea gone a step too far? Will it cause accidents?

 

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Wildfires in Russia and Canada Create Poisonous Cloud of Pollutants Around Planet

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The concentration and global transport of carbon monoxide pollution from fires burning in Russia, Siberia and Canada.

Raging forest fires in central Russia, Siberia and western Canada have created an enormous cloud of pollutants covering the northern hemisphere, according to NASA.

 

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