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).
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.