Quebec Immigrant Investor Program
As of 31 August 2015, the Quebec government will be accepting a maximum of 1750 application to the Investor Program, including a maximum of 1200 from China, Hong Kong and Macao. The Program will be open until January 31st, 2016.
To qualify under the Quebec Investor Program, applicants must demonstrate the following:
- A legally acquired personal net worth of $1.6 million CAD;
- At least two years of suitable management or business experience within the five years preceding the application;
- Commit to making an investment of $800,000 CAD into a passive government guaranteed investment for a period of five years bearing no interest; and
- An intention to settle in the province of Quebec.
This Investor Program is passive in nature. Selected candidates are not required to establish or actively manage a business in the province. Rather, the Program only requires an investment of $800,000 CAD into a prescribed (government guaranteed) investment.
Successful applicants are required to make their investment with Investissement Québec for a period of five years, at the end of which the capital is returned without interest. The Quebec Investor program allows applicants to finance the bulk of their investment through designated securities brokerage firms and investment banks.
Successful applicants are issued a selection certificate from Quebec, which allows them to obtain Canadian permanent residence following health and criminality examinations by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
Contact our office to determine whether you qualify for immigration to Canada as an Immigrant Investor.
Note: The application quotas and the limited period of reception do not apply to applicants who can demonstrate an intermediate to advanced level of French language proficiency through an approved standardized language test.