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Entrepreneur & Investor Immigration Summit 2016: Vision, Action, Prosperity

Tuesday December 6 - Wednesday December 7 2016 Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites Toronto, ON

Participate in Canada’s first ever Entrepreneur & Investor Immigration Summit!

Share your vision on how Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial programs can support a more prosperous economy and society. Connect with Canadian and international immigration practitioners, lawyers, consultants, policy-makers, wealth managers, bankers, economists, researchers, and representatives from business, finance, and real estate.

The Summit has been accredited for 13 CPD hours by ICCRC and by LSUC for 1.5 professionalism hours and 3.0 substantive hours.

 

Featured Speakers

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The Hon. Chris
Alexander
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Olivia Chow
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The Hon.
Gerry Weiner

Why an Entrepreneur & Investor Immigration Summit?

Since 1978, Canada has sought business savvy and high-net-worth immigrants to stimulate economic activity through investments, business and job creation, and spending. To date, the results have been mixed.

On the one hand, the programs draw talent, investment capital, and spending power to Canada. Conversely, concerns are often raised about issues such as the ‘sale of Canadian citizenship’, housing affordability, and the extent to which programs benefit Canada’s economy and society.

In convening Canadian and international stakeholders, the Summit is facilitating dialogue on the strategic value of today’s entrepreneur and investor immigration programs, and how they might be reformed for greater impact tomorrow. The Summit’s key findings will inform a Conference Board report, to be released in early 2017, on how Canada’s entrepreneur and investor immigration programs could be strengthened.

Ideas abound on how Canada’s programs can achieve their potential. Voice your thoughts at the Summit.

Key questions up for discussion include:

  • Does Canada need entrepreneur and investor immigration programs?
  • What is Canada doing well and what improvements can be made to better support Canada’s economic and social prosperity?
  • What are domestic and international best practices that can be applied widely in Canada?
  • What would optimal programs look like at the federal, provincial, and territorial levels?
  • How many entrepreneur and investor immigrants should Canada admit each year?
  • What is the right balance between passive and active investment programs?
  • In designing these programs, how can Canada reconcile its economic and social immigration objectives?

Why You Should Attend

  • Earn 13 CPD hours.
  • Learn from distinguished speakers and delegates about entrepreneur and investor immigration around the world—including domestic and global issues and trends, best practices, its impact on foreign direct investment, and the future.
  • Connect with Canadian and international immigration practitioners, lawyers, consultants, policy-makers, wealth managers, bankers, economists, researchers, and representatives from business, finance, and real estate.
  • Gain insights during special hands-on sessions to help you better meet the needs of entrepreneur and investor immigrants.
  • Voice your perspective at Canada’s first ever Entrepreneur & Investor Immigration Summit and be a part of history.
  • Shape recommendations on how Canada can enhance its entrepreneur and investor immigration programs for a more prosperous economy and society. Your views will inform a Conference Board report to be released in early-2017.

Summit Themes: Vision, Action, Prosperity

The Entrepreneur & Investor Immigration Summit 2016 is guided by the themes of Vision, Action, Prosperity:

  • Vision: Imagining a shared vision for the future of Canada’s entrepreneur and investor immigration programs that meets Canada’s economic and social objectives. This entails exploring the Canadian and international landscape to assess opportunities, trends, issues, the motives of entrepreneur and investor immigrants, Canada’s strengths, and areas where it can improve.
  • Action: Identifying what steps should be taken, and by whom, to help Canada advance towards stronger, more globally competitive entrepreneur and investor immigration programs. The Summit’s interactive plenary, concurrent, consultation, and networking sessions allows delegates to exchange views, develop connections, and inform recommendations.
  • Prosperity: The goal of entrepreneur and investor immigration programs is to support economic and social prosperity across Canada. In support of this goal, the Conference Board is using key findings and recommendations from the Summit to inform a report on the path forward for Canada’s entrepreneur and investor immigration programs.

Sponsored by

Exhibitors

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Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) logo

Marketing Partners

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The details of this event are subject to change. Please revisit this page periodically for updated information.

View the Summit Agenda

Take a look at the Summit’s plenary, networking, and consultation sessions!

ICCRC and LSUC Accredited

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Earn 13 CPD hours accredited by ICCRC, or 1.5 professionalism hours and 3.0 substantive hours accredited by LSUC.

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