According to a recent PR admission data by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Canada welcomed 225 permanent residents under the Start-Up Visa in eleven months of 2020. We are still missing the data for December 2020. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 hit start-up entrepreneurs’ admissions just like all other immigration programs.
For instance, in 2019, IRCC granted PR status to 515 start-up entrepreneurs. 120 out of 225 start-uppers immigrated to Ontario.
Another 85 selected British Columbia.
Twenty of them moved to Alberta.
Nova Scotia and New Brunswick attracted 10 start-up immigrants each while Manitoba and Prince Edward Island welcomed 5 businessmen each.
Less than five entrepreneurs launched their ventures in Newfoundland and Labrador.