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Canadian Government Developing a Digital Dollar

The Royal Canadian Mint, a Crown Corporation responsible for minting Canada’s coins, is developing a digital version of the Canadian dollar that it hopes will make digital transactions as easy as cash-based ones. The technology being developed is called MintChip, and the Mint is describing it as the ‘evolution of currency’. It relies on public-key cryptography and tamper-proof hardware to […]

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Immigration Ministry Provides More Information on New “Start-up Visa”

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has released more information about the upcoming ‘start-up visa’, which is being designed for foreign tech entrepreneurs who want to a start a business in Canada. “The start-up visa is an initiative that the government of Canada is exploring to assist in transforming our immigration system into a fast, fair and flexible system that will […]

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Canadian Government to introduce ‘Startup Visas’ for Foreign Entrepreneurs

In a joint announcement today, Kevin O’Leary’s venture capital firm, O’Leary Ventures, and the Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Ministry introduced a new ‘Startup Visa’ for foreign entrepreneurs looking to start a company in Canada. The Canadian government will be consulting with venture capitalists and other leaders in the startup industry over the next few months to get their input on […]

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Canadian Government to increase Investor Program Financial Requirements

Last year, only 30 minutes after it began, the federal government’s investor program reached its quota of 700 applicants. Now Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney wants to increase the amount immigration applicants need to invest to become permanent residents of Canada. As reported in the National Post, Mr. Kenney said: “I’ve always said that I believe Canada has […]

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Canadian Immigration Minister to announce new Entrepreneur Program

Canadian Citizen and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney says that the Canadian government will introduce its new immigrant entrepreneur program soon, which will target “high value innovators” and not be saddled with the problems of the previous entrepreneur program. In an interview with the Globe and Mail, Mr. Kenney said that the previous program, that was suspended in July of last […]

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