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Canada wants foreign entrepreneurs

Canada is looking to launch a new "start-up" visa to attract foreign entrepreneurs to settle in the country.

The Canadian government last week revealed its Economic Action Plan 2012, which highlights its commitment to support entrepreneurs, world-class research and innovators.

Citizenship, immigration and multiculturalism minister Jason Kenney said: "Our government's top priority remains jobs, growth and long-term prosperity. Canada cannot afford to lose out in the competition for foreign entrepreneurs among immigrant-receiving countries."

He added: "We need to proactively target a new type of immigrant entrepreneur who has the potential to build innovative companies that can compete on a global scale and create jobs for Canadians."

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