By Samuel Adegoke
A Canadian immigration firm, APS Global
Partners, has simplified the pathways for African entrepreneurs wanting to migrate to Canada.
The firm, in a detailed statement by its Africa Regional Manager, Zacheaus Somorin, explained the simple steps, documents required and how the firm can assist interested applicants in achieving their dreams of moving to the North American country with their families.
According to Somorin, the the Canadian government had recently announced a new path to immigration to Canada. He said the new pathway is a program for startups, meaning that if a person has a business idea, he can move to Canada for permanent residence and obtain a Canadian passport subsequently.
“A Canadian passport is a visa-free entry into about 172 countries,” Somorin said.
The statement read in part: “Access to the social security system begins shortly after the arrival in Canada. This includes free healthcare, education, retirement, and social protection. To obtain a Canadian Permanent Resident Visa under this program, one must be admitted to one of the business incubators, an angel investor group or a venture capital fund authorized by the government of Canada. Once a person is accepted, he gets a so-called Support Letter. This document is the basis for obtaining a residence permit through the Canadian Startup Visa Program.”
He listed documents required to file an application for the programme as a medical certificate, police certificate about the absence of a criminal record, proof of language proficiency and a bank statement for the minimum Funds Required to settle in Canada.
HOW APS GLOBAL PARTNERS HELPS
Somorin explained that the APS team will get the applicants through the process and help them to get APPROVED by one of the business organizations designated by the Canadian Ministry of Immigration.
According to him, APS Global Partners is a business advisory company devoted to innovative entrepreneurs from around the globe willing to start their business in Canada. The company partners with seasoned and creative entrepreneurs to connect their clients with leading business advisors, financial services and designated support organizations.
As a B2B company, APS focuses on the business side of the startup visa program; assisting applicants to receive support from designated organizations through selecting, preparing, and polishing a prospective business concept.
Being a strategic consultant with a unique mashup of skills in politics, business, and strategic thinking, APS uses its experience and expertise as the foundation for helping applicants achieve their business goals.
APS excellent services include reviewing of business plans, accessing probability of acceptance by angel companies, zoom coaching for entrepreneurs, Canadian business research, preparation for interview, liaison with the designated organizations, assuring of acceptance and helping with course completion.
APS also liaises with the government-approved immigration experts, helps create marketing material (PowerPoint), business start-up checklist, preliminary marketing material, marketing training, one-on-one coaching and mentoring, business recommendations (franchise, start-up, resale), business registration assistance, due diligence, IP strategy, business mentoring, among others.
APS can be reached by [email protected]