Canada plans startup visa programme for entrepreneurs

As part of its Economic Action Plan 2012, the Canadian government committed to supporting entrepreneurs and innovators.  It wants to build a fast and flexible economic immigration system designed to build innovative companies that can compete on a global scale and create jobs.  The programme will also target more active investment in Canadian growth companies and innovative entrepreneurs.  Working with industry groups, the scheme plans to set up a startup visa programme to encourage entrepreneurs from around the world to emigrate to Canada.