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Canada's Immigration Minister Jason Kenney on Canada's New Startup Visa Program


May 20, 2013 10:20am - 11:10am

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Come and meet Jason Kenney, Canada’s Immigration Minister in Silicon Valley promoting Canada’s new Start-Up Visa Program -­ the first of its kind in the world featuring active partnerships with angel investor groups and venture capital firms, and offering unconditional permanent residency up-front.

There has been considerable media interest in the Start-Up Visa program in the US, contrasting Canada’s Start-Up Visa approach to the frustration surrounding the current H-1B lottery system in the United States and the immigration process for entrepreneurs and start-ups. This lecture will provide a great opportunity for students and the Stanford community to learn about the advantages of doing business in Canada.


The Start-Up Visa Program enables immigrant entrepreneurs to launch innovative businesses that will create jobs in Canada and, eventually, compete globally. The Start-Up Visa Program links immigrant entrepreneurs with private sector groups in Canada that have experience working with start-ups and can provide essential resources.

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