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    TERMINATION OF FEDERAL INVESTOR/ENTREPRENEUR CATEGORY

    Hi Guys I have been contacted by CIC to inform me that my Visa application has been cancelled. I have patiently waited 5years and did not imagine that my journey would end like this. The reduction in the depends age has also curtailed my future options. I would like to say good luck to all...
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    TERMINATION OF FEDERAL INVESTOR/ENTREPRENEUR CATEGORY

    Hi noosh, My application has been at the same stage for the last five years. It has been sitting on the shelve at CIC London and by the look of things it is about to end up in the bin. Suing the government is fine the only winners are the lawyers. Regards Lubs64
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    TERMINATION OF FEDERAL INVESTOR/ENTREPRENEUR CATEGORY

    Hi noosh, Your first post is a very informative post. I have read an article on the BBC site regarding the termination of the Business visa's. According to this article the bill will be passed on June 26th. Lubs64
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    Why are these Visa applications taking so long to process?

    Hi DanMac, I applied for the Federal Entrepreneur visa through London, I got my AOR in June 2009. When I applied average processing time was 30 - 36 months. In 2011 London took over the processing of Business Visa application from Islamabad, Pakistan. All applications were put in a queue...
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    Import yo BC

    Have a look at these web sites if they are any help to you, or just do a search on the web for information on importing goods in to Canada. http://www.britishcolumbia.ca/global/about.aspx#.U2OkudhOXmI http://www.wd.gc.ca/eng/253.asp What do you mean, "under which program is best to apply for a...
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    Investor and Entrepreneur Programs

    Hi Viz, I am afraid that the proposed termination of the backlog is going to happen if we like it or not. If it is in your 'kismet' your application may get processed otherwise applicants will have to look to another route to Canada. You cannot blame the Canadian government for taking this...
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    Investor and Entrepreneur Programs

    I contacted CIC London about three weeks ago for more information regarding the proposed termination of the backlog of visa applications. I received a reply today. "Applications that have not been finalized by the enactment date of the proposed legislation may be terminated by operation of law...
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    Investor and Entrepreneur Programs

    If you mean, obtain a Business visa, then get a job with a third party, then no. Go on to the CIC web site and read up about Business visa's.
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    Investor and Entrepreneur Programs

    nabil2009, "The approval of Parliament must be obtained in order for measures proposed in the budget to be implemented. Members of Parliament also participate in the budget process through parliamentary standing committees, especially the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance." The...
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    Federal Entrepreneur Applicants

    Congratulations sckel, excellent news! I am happy for you and your family. Which Provence are you heading for?
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    Investor and Entrepreneur Programs

    There is going to be speculation, what is going to happen or not happen. Next year the Canadians are having a General Election, the ruling government want to show the Canadian public that they are a strong government and in control of immigration. So they have announced that they are going to...
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    Federal Entrepreneur Applicants

    Hi sckel, No I have not used a consultant, the initial application process was simple enough I did not think a consultant was required. I been looking on other forums for a reaction to this announcement and there is nothing. Not sure what to do. I am a bit confused though, we are told that...
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    Investor and Entrepreneur Programs

    Hi vizsagar, I have been patiently waiting for nearly 5 years, so I can understand how you feel. You put your life on partial hold waiting to be contacted by CIC and then with a stroke of a pen your application is eliminated. Not very fair. What can you do ,they make the rules. nabil 2009, If...
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    Federal Entrepreneur Applicants

    I hope you get some good news soon sckel, you have waited long enough. At least you got your foot in the door, considering the news coming out of Ottawa, they are going to eliminate the back log of applications. Not good news for the rest of us applicants. Regards Lubs64
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    Investor and Entrepreneur Programs

    In its Economic Action Plan (EAP) 2014, the Canadian Government is proposing to eliminate the backlog-ridden and inefficient Investor and Entrepreneur Programs. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/releases/2014/2014-02-11. "To eliminate the existing backlog, which is diverting...
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    What are my options?

    Matthew Iwama, I think you are being a bit aggressive, NetMecca has not claimed that he is a professional immigration consultant or a lawyer. He is also not selling anything. He is giving his opinion, through his experience. This is a forum for individuals to share information, advice each other...
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    Need serious help..!!

    Asim, as Sckel has suggested you should reorder your CAIPS / GCMS notes. See what the notes say, at least you will know if your application/ file has been looked at. I am in the same boat as you, my AOR is 2009. I contacted CHC London and they have given me the same response as yourself.
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    Need serious help..!!

    Hi Asim, CHC London is processing Business Visa applications from Pakistan. You should make a case specific inquiry to CHC London try (http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/united_kingdom-royaume_uni/visas/index.aspx?lang=eng&menu_id=3 ) or...
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    Federal Entrepreneur Applicants

    Hi Sckel, I am glad that you have finally heard something from CIC . Can you not get a ' cover letter' to add to the original valuation/survey from the people who valued your house, rather than getting a full valuation/survey again? Have CIC given you a time limit to send the documents which...