Some individuals will use investment as a route to Permanent Residence in Canada. The Immigrant Investor Program was created in 1986 by the Government of Canada to promote the immigration of business people to Canada from around the world. At present, there are two routes to immigrate to Canada by way of investment: the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program and the Provincial Nominee Program for Entrepreneurs. The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program is specifically designed for experienced management professionals who desire to immigrate to Canada and settle in Quebec. The Provincial Nominee Program for Entrepreneurs was created to permit the other provinces of Canada to actively manage immigrant selection in accordance with provincial plans and priorities.
If the Canadian investor programs are not suitable for you, the United States and several other countries offer residence and passport programs for international investors. Our international expertise means we are able to assist with a wide variety of international programs to assist investors in choosing the right program to suit their circumstances.
If you would like to immigrate to Canada by way of investment, Please do not hesitate to Contact Us.
The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program
The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program is open to certain qualified investors who undertake to live in Quebec and make a passive investment of $1,200,000 via an authorized financial institution in the province. The investment amount may be financed through certain authorized intermediaries. The investor must have alone or with accompanying spouse, including de facto spouse, net assets of at least $2,000,000 CAN obtained legally, excluding the amounts received by donation less than six months before the date on which the application was filed. Investors must have experience in management in a legal farming, commercial or industrial business, or in a legal professional business where the staff, excluding the investor, occupies at least the equivalent of two full-time jobs, or for an international agency or a government or one of its departments or agencies.
Provincial Nominee Program-Entrepreneur
The Provincial Nominee Program is a joint-program involving the provinces of Canada and the federal government, permitting provinces to design their own immigration programs and actively manage immigrant selection in accordance with provincial plans and priorities.
Applicants to all provincial nominee programs must meet federal admissibility criteria in order to enter Canada. Applicants seeking a provincial nomination from any one of the participating provinces must first ensure they meet the program criteria specific to that province, and make their applications in two parts: first to the provincial program administration and then to the federal government department responsible for immigrant selection.
Each province may run multiple programs at different times during the year based on their own needs and goals. Program requirements vary widely and are subject to change at any time.
To find out more about various provincial programs and to assess your qualifications, please Contact us.
Blue Ocean is a private immigration firm providing immigration advice & representation and is not affiliated with any immigration department. We offer comprehensive immigration solutions to private individuals and corporate clients at tailor made prices. All decisions for granting a visa remain with the relevant immigration department. If you would like to prepare and submit your visa application yourself, you can do so by visiting the relevant immigration department.