Federal / Quebec Investor
Investor is a person who can support the development of a strong and prosperous Canadian economy,through direct investment.. To be eligible for immigration as a business immigrant, the applicant is required a specific net worth and business experience. Both Federal and Quebec Investor programs have a similar criteria.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada established the Immigrant Investor Program to promote economic development and employment in Canada by attracting people with capital, business acumen and/or solid managerial skills for business immigration to Canada.
As a qualified Immigrant Investor, you and your immediate family can obtain Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visas by investing CAD$800,000 for five years under the Federal Program (applicants intending to reside anywhere in Canada, except Quebec). The program is Government guaranteed, assuring that your CAD$800,000 will be reimbursed in full, without interest, at the end of five years.
The table below summarizes the eligibility requirements for the Federal Immigrant Investor Program.
|Requirements||Federal / Quebec Program|
|Intended destination||Anywhere in Canada, except Quebec for Federal Investor and only Quebec for Quebec Investor|
|Minimum net worth||CAD $1,600,000, legally obtained|
|Management and ownership of a qualifying business, as defined under the Regulations, OR Management of 5 employees in a business|
|Investment||CAD $800,000 for 5 years, Government guaranteed 0% interest. Financing is available|
When making your investment under this program, you can choose one of two options:
- Investment of CAD $800,000 of your own funds: In order to meet the investment requirement, you may choose to make a government-guaranteed investment of CAD $800,000 of your own funds with the Government of Canada. 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 of CAD $180,000: Instead, you may choose to pay a one-time financing fee of CAD $180,000 to a government-approved financial institution. This fee will not be returned to you. The financial institution will then make an investment with the government on your behalf, using their funds.