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Modifications to the immigration rules and procedures entered into effect on April 1, 2015.

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Please note that the Ministère has made changes to its procedures for processing applications for a selection certificate under the Investor Program. The Ministère will ensure that all files are complete before starting its assessment. This means that they must include all forms as well as all supporting and required documents. It is important that you read the instructions for submitting your application for a selection certificate in the form Documents submitted in support of the Application for Selection Certificate – Investors, and that you respect them.


To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • Have, alone or with his accompanying spouse, including de facto spouse, net assets of at least $1,600,000 CAN obtained legally, excluding the amounts received by donation less than six months before the date on which the application was filed.
  • Have experience in management in a legal farming, commercial or industrial business, or in a legal professional business where the staff, excluding the investor, occupies at least the equivalent of two full-time jobs, or for an international agency or a government or one of its departments or agencies;

    • We define management experience as the exercise, for at least two years in the five years preceding the application for a selection certificate, of duties related to the planning, management and control of financial resources and of human or material resources under your authority; the experience does not include experience acquired in the context of an apprenticeship, training or specialization process attested to by a diploma.

  • Intend to settle in Québec and sign an agreement to invest $800,000 CAN with a financial intermediary (broker or trust company) authorized to participate in the Investor Program.

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The assessment of your application will also take into account other factors such as your age, the nature and duration of your professional training and your language skills.


  • The investment agreement is one of the documents to be submitted with the Application for a Québec Selection Certificate.
  • The investment of $800,000 CAN for a five year term is guaranteed by the Gouvernement du Québec.
  • Brokers and trust companies offer the possibility of financing the investment.
  • Revenues generated by the applicant’s investment will be used to finance two Québec business assistance programs, Business Assistance—Immigrant Investor Program and Employment Integration Program for Immigrants and Visible Minorities.
  • At the end of the five year term, the broker or trust company will, within 30 days, reimburse the applicant $800,000 CAN without interest. However, the amount may vary if the applicant secured financing for the investment.


Personalized welcome sessions for immigrant investors

Investissement Québec, a State-owned enterprise, offers you a custom-tailored information session free of charge. You can obtain answers to your questions as well as information on topics of interest, such as Québec's economy, real estate, business opportunities and the education system.

To register for a session, visit the website of Investissement Québec.


You can also watch the slide show Live and Invest in Québec to learn more about Québec and its investment opportunities.


To learn more

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