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Newcomers who are willing to make a significant investment in the Canadian economy can apply to enter Canada under the Investor Venture Capital Pilot Program of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). The goal of the program is to attract investors with the skills and abilities needed to integrate into Canadian society and contribute economically. See the Immigrating to Canada page to lean about the Investor Venture Capital Pilot Program and the Start-up Visa Program and find links to more information.

Kingston Economic Development (KED) provides advice and assistance to potential investors about promising business opportunities in this community. KED maintains an up-to-date list of available properties in business parks, industrial parks, and Kingston's downtown. Information about the local labour market and other resources for businesses is also available through KED.

Investors have access to current information on the provincial economy, government incentive programs and the business climate in Ontario.

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Kingston Economic Development (KED)
Information for businesses about the Kingston labour market, available properties, support services, programs and resources.

Investors, entrepreneurs and self-employed persons
Investors are among three classes of business immigrants that also includes entrepreneurs and self-employed persons. The criteria are different for each one.

Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Pilot Program
Information about this pilot program for international investors with the skills and abilities needed to integrate into Canadian society and contribute economically. Includes eligibility requirements, how to apply, what to do after applying and a set of frequently asked questions (FAQ) specific to this program. Note that this program often has caps on overall number of applications and a set time frame for application.

Invest in Ontario – Business Advantages
Information about Ontario’s business advantages: the economy, workforce, business climate, municipalities, available industrial land, government incentive programs and government contacts. Includes a video showcasing these advantages.

Ontario Immigration: Investing
Information for potential investors about who is investing in Ontario, the types of industries in the province, researching business interests and resources and services to help businesses.

Ontario Immigration: Ontario’s Economy
An overview of the Ontario economy, economic updates, economic sectors, the provincial budget and Canada’s financial institutions.

Canadian Company Capabilities (CCC)
This searchable database of 60,000 Canadian businesses contains comprehensive information on contacts, products, services, trade experience, technology and business opportunities. With hundreds of specialized manufacturing, service and product-specific business directories this tool can help connect you to buyers, distributors or partners.

Quality of life; top ranked on global indices
Comparison data for major cities internationally. Kingston compares favourably to Toronto and Ottawa for quality of life, and was ranked one of the Top 7 intelligent communities for 2014.

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