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Quebec Immigrant Investor Program

 

The province of Quebec offers an Immigrant Investor Program that aims to attract wealthy individuals and their families and is managed by the Ministry of Immigration, Francisation, and Integration. Quebec society is modern, pluralist and egalitarian. It has welcomed more than 50,000 new immigrants every year since 2004. While French is the official language of the province, English is widely spoken in major cities and the business community. Under the Immigrant Investor Program, the interest on investments made by immigrant investors is distributed by the government as non-repayable contributions to Québec businesses as well as for funding the Employment Integration Program for Immigrants and Visible Minorities (PRIIME).

Benefits

Quebec selects the candidates who meet its Immigrant Investor Program criteria and grants them a Quebec Selection Certificate. This document allows investors and their immediate families to apply for a permanent residence visa with the federal government of Canada, to obtain this visa unconditionally and, ultimately, to have the right to apply for Canadian citizenship after meeting the residency requirements.

Qualifying Criteria

  • Have alone, or with an accompanying spouse, minimum net assets worth CAD$2,000,000 gained legally, including donations given more than six months before an application is filed.
  • Have qualifying management experience for at least two years during the five years preceding the submission of an immigration application.
  • Have the intention to settle in Quebec, sign an investment agreement with an authorized financial intermediary and invest CAD$1,200,000 for 5 years at 0% interest (financing is available through the AURAY Golden Plan).
  • Candidates who can demonstrate knowledge of French through a standardized test can submit an application at any time.

Costs and Procedures

Steps

  • Government application fees for the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program include the principal applicant and all accompanying dependents.$15,763 CAD
  • 1Prepare and submit a complete application as per the government's guidelines, and pay fees. Note that applicants that meet French language requirements are processed on a priority basis.
  • 2Applicant is notified that their application is selected for processing and further information may be requested from the government.
  • 3Applicants may be asked to attend a selection interview.
  • 4Applicants that qualify will receive the “Intent to issue a Quebec Selection Certificate” and requested to transfer their investment to their financial institution within 110 days.
  • 5The financial intermediary transfers the investment to the government and the government issues the Quebec Selection Certificates.
  • 6Applicant submits a request for a Permanent Resident Visa with Citizenship and Immigration Canada to complete medical and security checks.

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