The Quebec Investor Program is sponsored by the Province of Quebec, to facilitate immigration to Quebec for businesspeople.
The Quebec Investor Class of Canadian immigration presents qualified immigrant investors with the opportunity to settle in Quebec and obtain a Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa by investing CAD $1.2 million risk-free through an approved financial intermediary. These same financial intermediaries allow for financing of the investment for the amount of up to CAD $350,000.
All Quebec Investors will be expected to meet the following requirements:
|Intended Destination||Province of Quebec|
|Minimum Net Assets||Have legally acquired a minimum of CAD$2 million in net assets, excluding the amounts received by donation less than six months before the date on which the application was filed, alone or with the help of their spouse or common-law partner in the event that the spouse or common-law partner is accompanying.|
|Business and/or Management Experience||Have acquired a minimum of two years of management experience (planning, supervision and control of human, physical and financial resources) over the course of five years prior to the submission of the candidate’s application. Must also have accumulated this experience in a business (agricultural, commercial, industrial enterprise, OR management experience in a governmental or international organization) and in a position defined as full time|
|Investment||Make an investment equivalent to CAD $1.2 million for 5 years, Quebec Government guaranteed, 0% interest OR up to CAD $220,000 one-time fee without return|
When making your investment under this program, you can choose one of two options:
- Investment of CAD $1,200,000 of your own funds: In order to meet the investment requirement, you may choose to make a government-guaranteed investment of CAD $1,200,000 of your own funds with the Government of Quebec. These funds are then kept with the government for a period of five years, after which they are returned to you in full with 0% interest; OR
- Payment of a financing fee: Instead of depositing CAD$1,200,000, you may choose to pay a one-time financing fee of CAD $350,000 to a government-approved financial institution. This fee will not be returned to you. The financial institution will then invest CAD $1,200,000 with the government on your behalf.
For more information on Canada Business Immigration, see our Business Immigration FAQ.