The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) will reopen for
applications from August 31, 2015 through January 29, 2016. 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. The program is well suited to
investors with business management experience seeking an avenue to
apply for Permanent Residence in Canada.
In order to be eligible for the program, applicants must:
have, alone or with accompanying
spouse, net assets of at least CAD$1,600,000
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 an authorized financial
Assessment of your application will also include other factors
such as your age, education and professional background. Financing
options for your investment are available from authorized financial
The program will accept 1,750 applicants, commencing on August
31, 2015. No more than 1,200 applicants will be accepted from any
Applicants fluent in French
Applicants who demonstrate intermediate language skills in
French are eligible for priority processing and may make their
application at any time before March 31, 2016. In addition,
applicants with French language skills are not subject to program
How to Proceed
While in previous years preliminary applications were accepted
for consideration, this year only completed applications will be
considered. As preparing an application is a lengthy process, it is
important that work begin well in advance of August 31, 2015.
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about your specific circumstances.
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