The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) will reopen for
applications on August 31, 2015 through January 29, 2016. The
QIIP facilitates immigration to Canada for qualified investors who
undertake to settle in Quebec and make a passive investment via an
authorized financial intermediary. The program is well suited
to investors with business management experience seeking an
expedited avenue to Permanent Residence in Canada.
In order to be eligible for the program, applicants must:
Have, alone or with an accompanying spouse, net assets of at
Have experience in managing or owning a business or
professional firm for at least two of the last five years
Intend to settle in Quebec and sign an agreement to invest
CAD$800,000 through an authorized financial intermediary.
Assessment of your application will review other factors such as
your age, professional background and language skills.
Program and Investment Costs
Investors are required to make a passive investment of
CAD$800,000 through an authorized financial intermediary in Quebec.
This non-interest bearing passive investment must be maintained for
five (5) years.
Investors have the option of financing their investment through
an authorized financial intermediary at competitive interest
In addition to legal fees, applicants must also pay a processing
fee of CAD$15,000 to the Government of Quebec.
The program will accept 1,750 applicants, commencing 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,
qualified French speaking applicants are not subject to
How to Apply
While in previous years preliminary applications were accepted
for consideration, only completed applications will be considered
in this round. As preparing an application is a lengthy
process, it is important that work on your application begin well
in advance of the August 31, 2015.
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about your specific circumstances.
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