Quebec's Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) will reopen on
January 5, 2015. The QIIP facilitates immigration for
qualified investors who undertake to settle in Quebec and make a
passive investment in Quebec via an authorized financial
intermediary. This program is well suited to investors with
business management experience seeking an avenue to apply for
permanent residency in Canada.
In order to be eligible for the program, applicants must:
have, alone or with accompanying spouse, net assets of at least
have experience in managing or owning a business or
professional firm for two of the last five years
intend to settle in Quebec and sign an agreement to invest
CAD$800,000 with a financial intermediary authorized to participate
in the Program. Financing options for this investment are
Assessment of your application will also include other factors
such as your age, professional background and language skills
The program will accept 1,750 applicants, commencing on January
5, 2015. No more than 1,200 applicants will be accepted from
any single country.
How to Proceed
While in previous years preliminary applications were accepted
for submission, we have been informed that as a result of changes
to the selection process, only completed applications will be
accepted. Preparing the application is a lengthy process and it is
important that work begin well in advance of January 5, 2015.
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