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Investor Program

IMPORTANT NOTICE

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Modifications to immigration rules and procedures entered into effect on April 1, 2014 and August 27, 2014 (Investor Program).

For more information, consult the page Immigration rules and procedures.

Please note that the Ministère is applying new rules for the intake of applications for the Québec Selection Certificate (CSQ). From now on, several verifications will have to be done before a file can be opened. In this context, the Ministère has suspended its 30-day commitment to send a letter confirming that a new file has been opened.

If your file meets the conditions for submitting an application, a letter confirming that your file has been opened will be sent to you within 4 to 6 months.

 

  IMPORTANT  

Please note that the Ministère has made significant changes to its procedures for processing applications for the Québec Selection Certificate (CSQ) under the Investor Program. As of June 17, 2013, the Ministère will ensure that all files are complete before starting its assessment. This means that they must include all supporting and required documents. It is important that you read the new rules in the introduction of the List of documents to submit in support of an Application for a Certificat de sélection du Québec and that you respect them.

 
     

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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.

 

  USEFUL INFORMATION  
  • 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 Programme d’aide à l’intégration des immigrants et des minorités visibles en emploi (job integration assistance 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

Investissement Québec, a State-owned enterprise, offers immigrant investors a custom-tailored information session free of charge. You will obtain information on topics of interest to you, such as: Québec's economy, real estate, business opportunities references, education or any other topic you may suggest.

To register, visit the website of Investissement Québec.

 

 

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List of financial intermediaries

 

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