Start-up Visa Program – A visit to Virtro Entertainment

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Start-up Visa Program – A visit to Virtro Entertainment

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Transcript: “Start-up Visa Program – A visit to Virtro Entertainment”

Video length: 2:18 minutes

Transcript: “Start-up Visa Program – A visit to Virtro Entertainment”

A man appears wearing a virtual reality headset. He turns and looks.

A title graphic appears on screen: The Start-up Visa Program offers permanent residence to foreign entrepreneurs who want to launch their companies in Canada.

A virtual reality game screen in action appears on a computer monitor.  Two animated characters in the game appear in a virtual hallway, as fun music plays. 

A computer screen has a designer working and adjusting the sound levels on the program, related to the game.

The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, enters an office with a colleague, as the music volume lowers.

The Honourable Ahmed Hussen (Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship):

Hi. How are you?

Lee Brighton:

Hi. Very pleased to meet you.

The Honourable Ahmed Hussen (Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship):

Nice to meet you too.

Lee Brighton:

Thank you so much for coming to visit us.

The Honourable Ahmed Hussen (Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship):

You’re Lee Brighton?

Lee Brighton:

Yes, I'm Lee.

A title graphic appears on screen: Start-up Visa Program: Launch your business in Canada

A second title graphic appears: A visit to Virtro Entertainment

Staff work on the design of a virtual reality game.

A title graphic appears on screen: Virtual reality company Virtro Entertainment was set up by entrepreneurs originally from Australia.

The Honourable Ahmed Hussen and Lee Brighton oversee a designer’s work in a room full of Virtro employees.  We see the view of the virtual reality world being demonstrated.

A title graphic appears on screen: After the success of their virtual reality games, Virtro is working on a new project – a virtual reality experience that helps people learn and retain languages. 

The Honourable Ahmed Hussen tries on the virtual reality headset and experiences the product.  Jordan Brighton hands the controls to Minister Hussen. 

A virtual reality sequence plays on screen. A headset is displayed and tested.

The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship appears on camera along with Jordon Brighton and Lee Brighton. The Minister’s name and title appears on screen.

The Honourable Ahmed Hussen (Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship):

Hi, I’m Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. I’m in Vancouver today at Virtro Entertainment, with Lee and Jordan Brighton, two entrepreneurs who’ve come into Canada through the Start-up Visa Program (SUV), which our Government made permanent.

It’s a great program that has attracted over 100 companies and over 200 entrepreneurs to Canada, creating jobs and prosperity for all of us.

I now turn it over to the Brighton’s to tell us your experiences with Start-up Visa Program.

The names and titles appear on screen: Jordan Brighton, Co-Founder, Co-CEO and Lee Brighton, Co-Founder, Co-CEO

Lee Brighton:

We applied for Start-up Visa and gained permanent residency, in April last year. YES!

The Honourable Ahmed Hussen (Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship):

Wonderful! Welcome.

Lee Brighton:

So thank you very much. 

Virtro staff appear on camera working and looking at their screen, as the game appears with movement.

Lee Brighton:

And thank you, for all of the people who are going to come in the future, through the Start-up (Visa) Program. It’s great to be able to start a business here and for all of the support, on a federal and on a provincial level; it’s fantastic.

We wanted to say, THANK YOU. 

The Honourable Ahmed Hussen (Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship):

Well thank you for choosing Canada. I know talent is mobile and you’ve chosen to take a chance on Canada and you’re happy.  So that makes me happy…

Lee Brighton:

…“A chance on Canada”? It’s a first choice!

The Honourable Ahmed Hussen (Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship):

Thank you! Thank you so much.

A title graphic appears on screen: Launched in Vancouver in 2016, Virtro has grown to 14 employees.

A second title graphic appears on screen: Virtro is one of many start-ups that have launched in Canada through the Start-Up Visa Program.

A third title graphic appears on screen: This is why immigration matters.

A fourth title graphic appears on screen: Find out more at Canada.ca

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada corporate signature along with the copyright message: “Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, represented by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, 2017” is shown.

Canada wordmark is shown on a black background.

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