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Entrepreneur & Investor Immigration Summit 2018

Tuesday November 27 - Wednesday November 28 2018 Shaw Centre Ottawa, ON


Summit Overview

40 Years of Experience Can Help Guide Canada’s Future.

Canada is a global leader in immigration.

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Today Canada is opening its doors to over 300,000 immigrants per year at a time when many nations are closing their doors to global talent. But Canada’s intake of business immigrants is extremely low. This is due to the fact that Canada has struggled to achieve business immigration success since it became active in the field 40 years ago—in 1978.

Canada is well positioned to learn from its 40 years of business immigration experience to help grow its economy. In fact, there is tremendous opportunity for business immigrants to contribute to Canada’s economic development agenda in areas such as international trade, FDI attraction, infrastructure, innovation, affordable housing, business succession planning, and the development of small and rural communities.

The purpose of this Summit is to identify how Canada can become the global leader in benefitting from the human, social, and financial capital of business immigrants.

The main objectives of the Summit are to:

  • Explore how business immigration can help advance Canada’s economic development agenda. Key areas of exploration include international trade, FDI attraction, infrastructure, innovation, affordable housing, business succession planning, and the development of small and rural communities.
  • Identify how to improve Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial business immigration programs.
  • Foster networking and learning opportunities between officials from government, business, immigration law and consulting, immigrant-serving organizations, and education so that they can work toward shared objectives.
  • Compile recommendations from Summit speakers and attendees on how Canada can spur economic growth and job creation through business immigration. The Conference Board will include these recommendations in a report to be released publicly in early 2019.

Key topics to be explored include:

  • Canada’s federal, provincial/territorial, and municipal economic growth agenda.
  • Provincial/territorial immigrant entrepreneur and investor streams.
  • Attracting, supporting, and retaining business immigrants in large and small communities across Canada.
  • Global business immigration issues including the latest insights on the high net-worth population, and developments in Asia, the U.S., Caribbean, Europe, and Middle East.
  • Major public policy concerns such as fraud, high real estate prices in Vancouver and Toronto, and retaining business immigrants in Canada.
  • Identifying what Canada can learn from its 40 years of experience and developments abroad so it can become the global leader in business immigration.


We’d like to thank our generous sponsors for contributing to this event.

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Government of Northwest Territories

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CPD Hours


Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants are eligible to receive up to 10.5 CPD credit hours by attending this Summit. Please stay tuned for more details on CPD eligibility for immigration lawyers.

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Kareem El-Assal, Senior Research Associate, Immigration