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.
Quebec Investor Program
Immigrant investors and their family members can obtain Canadian immigration (permanent resident) visas by investing CAD $1.2 million for five years with a subsidiary of Investissement Quebec. Applicants to the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) must intend to reside in the province of Quebec.
Quebec Business Immigration – Investor Program
The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) allows investors to obtain Canadian permanent residence by investing CAD $1.2 million risk-free through an approved financial intermediary or by financing that investment.
Candidates for the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program are awarded points based on six factors under the Quebec Economic Class selection grid for the program. A minimum passing score of 40 points is required and the mandatory cut-off scores of 10 points and 25 points for management experience and financial investment, respectively, must be satisfied.
Quebec Immigrant Investor Program candidates are evaluated based on factors that include
- education level/areas of training,
- experience in management,
- language proficiency in French or English,
- stay and family in Quebec, and
- the Investment Agreement.
The maximum points available are 94 points for applicants with or without a spouse or common-law partner.
Candidates who satisfy the required minimums for management experience and financial investment will only need five additional points to meet the passing score of 40.
Those points could be met if candidates satisfy only one of the following example requirements:
- A post-secondary school technical diploma attesting to one OR two years of full-time studies (value: 6 points)
- An undergraduate university degree attesting to two years of full-time studies (value: 6 points)
Quebec investor program candidates may be invited to a selection interview following a review of their application.
Advantages of the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program
- Investment without risk:
The investment of CAD $1,200,000 is guaranteed by the Quebec government and returned in full after five years.
- Passive investment:
No active managerial role is required after the investment is made.
- The 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 the same benefits provided to Canadians (universal health care, free public education, access to world-class universities, etc.)