BUSINESS INVESTOR PROGRAMS
Depending on your net worth, ability and willingness to invest in Canada, managerial skills and business acumen, investing in Canada could be a route to permanent residence.
If you're looking to make an investment in the Canadian economy, the government of Canada, as well as certain Canadian provinces, present some enticing options.
• Quebec Investor Program
The Quebec Investor category of Canadian immigration allows qualified immigrant investors who intend to reside in Quebec to obtain a Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa by investing CAD$800,000 risk-free through an approved financial intermediary or by financing that investment. Note: eligible applicants with advanced intermediate French ability are exempt from the quota and may submit an application until March 31, 2017.
Quebec Business Immigration - Investor
The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program allows investors to obtain Canadian permanent residence by investing CAD$800,000 risk-free through an approved financial intermediary or by financing that investment.
Note: The next application cycle for this program runs from May 29, 2017 to February 23, 2018. The maximum number of applications that may be received for the upcoming application cycle is set at 1,900, of which up to 1,330 applications may be accepted from national of the People's Republic of China, including the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao.
Eligible applicants with advanced intermediate French ability are exempt from the quota. Moreover, applications submitted by individuals with advanced intermediate French ability receive priority processing.
All applications, including those for Quebec Immigration Office in Hong Kong, must be sent by regular mail or by courier service.
• Investment without risk. The investment of CAD $800,000 is guaranteed by the Quebec government and returned in full after five years.
• Family included in the application. All immediate members of the candidate's family (spouse and dependent children) are included in the application and have the same status as the candidate.
• Benefits of permanent resident status. Enjoy as a permanent resident the same benefits provided to Canadians (universal health care, free public education, access to world-class universities, etc.)
Quebec Investor Program: Requirements
All Quebec Investors will be expected to meet the following requirements prior to their acceptance:
|Minimum Net Worth
||A minimum of CAD$1.6 million in legally acquired net worth, alone or with the help of their spouse or common-law partner if accompanying the applicant. Assets such as property, bank accounts, pension funds, stocks and shares may be included.
|Business or Management Experience
||A minimum of two years of management experience (planning, supervision and control of the financial and the human or physical resources) over the course of five years prior to the submission of the candidate's application in a specific enterprise (agricultural, commercial, or industrial, OR management experience in a governmental or international organization) and in a position defined as full time. The company must have a minimum of two full-time employees. It does not necessarily have to be profitable. It can also be an international agency, department or government agency.
||Agreement to invest the sum of CAD$800,000 through an approved financial intermediary (this investment can be financed).
||Successful medical examination and security background check.