The Honorable Mr. GERRY WEINER P.C, Former Minister of Immigration, Citizenship, and Secretary of State of Canada, discusses his opinion on Canada, post COVID-19 global economy recovery and migration.

As Canada prepares to celebrate its 153rd anniversary as an independent nation this year, Canadians will reflect on our successes, as a nation of immigrants, but also recognize how far we have come achieving true equality for all people. Canada is a land of opportunity that you might be interested in. Canada’s Startup Visa Program will give you the chance to start your own business and live there too!

I’m not sure if you’ve heard of the former Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, but he has some interesting opinions on Canada. The Honorable Mr. GERRY WEINER P.C, Former Minister of Immigration, Citizenship, and Secretary of State of Canada, Executive Director, Global Relations, Partnerships, and Customer Satisfaction at APS Global Partners discusses his opinion on Canada, post COVID-19 global economy recovery and migration.

Canada’s Startup Visa Program is an innovative way to help our country attract the best and brightest from around the world. There are many benefits of being a Canadian startup company, but one that stands out is our dedicated support for entrepreneurs through programs such as RBC’s NextGen program or MaRS’ Accelerator Fund.

The Start-up Visa Program is the perfect time to get your foot in the door with a promising nation. Canada offers many benefits for start-up companies who are seeking an international experience: low corporate taxes, affordable living costs, political stability, and social democracy – just to name a few. With interest rates at historic lows now may be one of the best times ever for new businesses looking abroad! Canada has always been seen as a welcoming country; this program will only make it more so by providing PR to valid applicants.

To learn more about how you can enter into this rapidly expanding global economy with your own business, get in touch with APS Global Partners today. We’re here to share ideas on what it takes to build a successful enterprise in North America!

Valid COPR holders now can enter Canada as of June 21, 2021.

The day had finally come! After months of preparation, and waiting, our clients which hold COPR, can now start their journey in Canada.

Canada has lifted restrictions on entry from confirmed COPR holders as of June 21, 2021. The government of Canada made the announcement at 10 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST). 

Three weeks ago, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that would allow those eligible to immigrate to Canada with the opportunity of expediting their travel into Canada, and finally, valid COPR holders can now enter the country. 

A COPR is issued to those who have been approved by IRCC to immigrate to Canada. This means the individual has met IRCC’s program criteria, paid their fees and passed health, security, and criminality screenings. With a COPR, they can travel to Canada to begin their new life.

23,000 Confirmation of Permanent Residence has been issued since Canada introduced coronavirus travel restrictions in March 2020, according to Canadian government data. CORP holders have not been able to enter Canada since the COVID-19 travel restrictions were imposed by the government in March 2020.

The Canadian government noted that more information on when and how to obtain a new COPR will be posted shortly on IRCC’s website.

COPRs are valid for up to one year. They are tied to the applicant’s passport and their immigration medical examination. Many individuals have been unable to travel to Canada due to coronavirus disruptions or because they do not fall under one of Canada’s travel restrictions. This has caused their COPR to expire. They will not need to go through the immigration process again, however, they will need IRCC to reissue a new valid COPR to enable them to travel to Canada.

All COPR holders are going to need to follow Canada’s travel rules upon arrival, such as the quarantine requirement. The federal government also announced today, June 21, 2021, that those fully vaccinated will be exempt from this requirement. 

Become a true innovator today by applying to participate in the Startup Visa Program. 

Get in touch with APS Global Partners and apply for the Startup visa program now so that you can start your new life as soon as possible with Permanent Residence Status (PR) secured!

Temporary Work Permit | Canada

1.0 Introduction

This guide explains how you can apply for a short-term work permit under the International Mobility Program before submitting an application for permanent residence under the Start-Up Visa (SUV) Program.

Only foreign nationals who have received a Commitment Certificate and Letter of Support issued by a designated entity may be considered for a short-term work permit. The designated entity must support the request for a work permit.

If you meet the eligibility requirements, you can apply for a work permit. You do not need to apply for permanent residence first.

2.0 Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for a work permit, you must:

  • plan to live in a province or territory other than Quebec
  • pay the employer compliance fee
  • have received a Commitment Certificate and a Letter of Support from a designated entity indicating that you are “essential” and there are urgent business reasons for your early entry to Canada (i.e. section 8.0 of the Commitment Certificate is completed) and
  • have sufficient funds to meet the low income cut off for your family for 52 weeks

Before submitting an application for a work permit, you must submit your ‘self-employed’ offer of employment, as well as pay the $230 employer compliance fee.

3.0 Submit your offer of employment and pay the employer compliance fee

If your business has registered for a Canada Revenue Agency business number, follow the instructions in section 4.0.

If your business has not yet registered for a Canada Revenue Agency business number, follow the instructions in section 5.0.

4.0 Submit your offer of employment and pay the fee through the Employer Portal

If your business has registered for a Canada Revenue Agency business number, you must use the online Employer Portal to submit your offer of employment and pay the employer compliance fee.

To do this, you must first enroll in the Employer Portal. For instructions on how to enroll, see the Employer Portal Enrolment Guide.

After you have successfully enrolled in the Employer Portal, you can log in using your secure credential user ID and password (using a Sign-In Partner or GCKey). For more information on using the Employer Portal, please read the Employer Portal User Guide.

4.1 Create an offer of employment

When you log into your account, you will see the Employer Portal welcome page. Under “What would you like to do today?”


Immigrating to Canada with a Start-up Visa Program

About the process

Canada’s Start-up Visa Program targets immigrant entrepreneurs with the skills and potential to build businesses in Canada that:

  • are innovative
  • can create jobs for Canadians
  • can compete on a global scale

Do you have an innovative business idea? If you can get support for your idea from the APS designated organization, you may be able to immigrate to Canada.

Want to live in Quebec?

The Province of Quebec is in charge of its own business immigration program. If you plan to live in Quebec, visit Quebec’s immigration website.


Business Opportunities in Canada in 2021

When it comes to Canada, everyone wants to settle there because of its quality lifestyle. But what if someone wants to do business in Canada, it is not always necessary to have a large capital investment. You can always look for more ideas that will help you earn more with less investment. Hence, helping you in doing a profitable business in Canada.  

Before starting any business, you should have some idea of the best business opportunities in Canada or the most profitable business in Canada. Below we will discuss some details about what business one should choose.

When it comes to the best businesses to start in Canada, then the Fast-Food business comes on top. The fast-Food business is one of the most profitable businesses in Canada. People won’t stop partying or giving treats on their special events like birthdays, and this will keep your Fast-Food business running.

You can also do the Gas station business; this is one of the best businesses to start in Canada. Moreover, a car cannot move without gas, and it eventually makes it one of the most profitable businesses in Canada. But all these businesses required a huge investment.

So, what about the people who don’t have such kind of big investments? Isn’t there any hope for them? Those people should not go to Canada’s best business; instead, they should look for small business opportunities in Canada. Now let’s discuss some small business ideas for people who can’t afford Fast-Food chains or Gas stations.