We need YOU to act before September 4th 2012, yes that means you!
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is pleased to invite you to participate in an online consultation on how a Canadian investor program can best support Canadian economic priorities.
The Economic Action Plan 2012 announced that business immigration programs will be reformed to target more active investment for Canadian growth companies.
Additionally, in April 2012, the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, announced that Citizenship and Immigration (CIC) is considering whether it should use its authority under the amended Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) to create small short-term programs that can have a greater impact on Canada’s economy.
To this end, CIC is now inviting online submissions from stakeholders and the public on how the Department can:
· Increase the economic benefit that immigrant investment capital brings to Canada;
· Attract experienced, international investors with the skills and resources needed to ensure they integrate into Canada’s economy; and
· Develop efficient and cost-effective ways of delivering an investment program.
You are invited to provide feedback by submitting a policy paper/recommendations for the Government’s consideration. Prior to providing your input please read the background document (which is also attached for your reference). Note that your submission could be published on the CIC website.
In addition to this online consultation, CIC is also consulting with provinces and territories on changes to federal immigrant investor programming.
A highlight summary of the results will be published on the CIC website in winter 2013.
The online consultation will be available at http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/consultations/immigrant-investment-program-2012/index.asp until September 4, 2012.
Thank you in advance for your input.