EB5 Charter Schools: 10 Years of Success

May 25th 2021 – Back in May 2011, we proudly introduced in Cooper City, Florida, the first phase of what would become one of the most successful EB-5 projects: the EB-5 Charter School Projects. Since then, hundreds of EB-5 applicants…

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Start-up Visa Business Idea: Five Aspects to Consider

May 6th, 2021 – The Canadian Start-up Visa Program was created to grant permanent residency to innovative foreign entrepreneurs and their qualified family members. The purpose of the program is to attract individuals with skills and the capacity to start…

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Québec Value Test: new arrivals get a perfect score

April 19th 2021 – Since January 1st 2020, every applicant for a Quebec permanent selection must successfully complete an online test attesting their knowledge of democratic values and the Québec values expressed by the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms[1]. A…

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The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program suspension is extended

March 31st 2021 – The Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration, Madam Nadine Girault, announced that the suspension of Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (“QIIP”) will be extended for a period that could end on April 1st 2023.  QIIP was first…

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Canada Startup Visa – Latest Court Decision

March 8th 2021 – The Canadian federal court dismissed another judicial review application by a start-up visa entrepreneur in Nguyen v. Canada (IMM-4836-19).  This is the second judicial review in this case.  Ms. Nguyen, a Vietnamese citizen, obtained a commitment…

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Canada, a destination of choice for foreign students

March 4th 2021 – Canada had the 7th highest percentage of international students enrolled in post-secondary education in 2017 in comparison to other OECD countries. Year after years, the number of foreign students are rising in Canada.  In 2019, the…

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Canada is relying on immigration for its economic and demographic growth

March 3rd 2021 – At the end of October 2020, the Government of Canada announced a plan to support economic recovery through immigration.  With this plan, immigration targets are increased by 12.5% to stimulate the Canadian economy, drive future growth…

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Immigration’s benefits for Canada

March 2nd 2021 – The 2020 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration summarizes the country’s immigration performance for the year 2019.  It also highlights the enormous benefits immigration presents to Canada’s prosperity. Newcomers bring their heritage and culture, but also…

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Canada revises its plans to admit more immigrants

November 3rd 2020 – On October 30th 2020, the Government of Canada announced its immigration plan for the years 2021 to 2023, confirming an increase of its immigration targets to support the economic recovery from COVID-19. The Minister of Immigration, Refugees…

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Rethinking Business Immigration: The Rise of Innovation Visas

October 27th 2020 – Start-up Visas for Innovators Since their inception in the 1980’s, business immigration programs have been characterized by the concept of passive investment, i.e. individuals being allowed to acquire permanent or temporary residency in exchange of an…

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