Evaluation of the Start-Up Visa (SUV) pilot: Ci4-163/2017E-PDF

"The evaluation of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) Start-Up Visa (SUV) pilot was conducted in fulfillment of a departmental commitment to conduct an evaluation of the pilot, with the purpose of assessing its early outcomes. The evaluation covered a three-year period, starting with the launch of the pilot in April 2013, through to the end of April 2016 and used multiple lines of evidence to examine the relevance and performance of the program. Launched on April 1, 2013, the Start-Up Visa pilot was the first pilot program implemented through Ministerial Instructions. The Start-Up Visa was designed to attract innovative foreign entrepreneurs who would contribute to the new and innovation needs of the Canadian economy and facilitate entry of innovative entrepreneurs who would actively pursue business ventures in Canada"--Executive summary, p. iv.

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Department/Agency Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Research and Evaluation.
Title Evaluation of the Start-Up Visa (SUV) pilot
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Évaluation du Programme pilote de visa pour démarrage d’entreprise. Cover title. "November 2016."
Date [2017], 2016.
Number of Pages ix, 23 p.
ISBN 978-0-660-08008-6
Catalogue Number
  • Ci4-163/2017E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number E5-2015
Subject Terms Entrepreneurs, Immigration, Program assessment