Investor Immigration in Canada
Both the Canadian and Quebec governments have placed a temporary freeze on new applications for investor and skilled worker programs.
It is anticipated the Quebec Investor program will re-open in late spring.
The Federal Skilled Worker Program will re-open May 4, 2013.
There will be a huge rush when these programs re-open. To be in the best position to apply, contact us now to assist you in preparing your documents and application.
Do you have substantial funds and have an interest in immigrating to Canada? The business investor program may be your answer.
In general, investor immigration works as follows: Applicants must have a minimum personal net worth of $ 1,600,000 CDN and invest a minimum of $ 800,000 CDN in the form of a loan to the Canadian government. The funds are managed by the government of Canada, and the investment is returned after five years without interest. The investment is handled by an approved financial intermediary, usually a Canadian bank.
The primary benefit of investor immigration is that the applicant does not have to establish and manage his or her own business. In addition, unlike entrepreneur immigrants, applicants under the investor program can obtain permanent resident status in Canada with no terms and conditions.
While obtaining investor immigration status in Canada offers many benefits to applicants, the legal process to obtain investor immigration status poses numerous challenges. The Canadian government will require proof that:
- You acquired your wealth legally
- You have paid all taxes in your country of origin
- Your net worth meets program requirements
Pace Law Firm. Our lawyers have helped dozens of individuals and their families immigrate to Canada permanently through the investor class immigration program, including clients from:
- Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states
We are skilled at resolving issues, and have a proven track record of successfully gaining approval for investor applicant clients.
Investor Immigration and Quebec
The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program and the Federal Immigrant Investor Program are nearly identical in terms of investment criteria. However, in many cases, the Quebec Immigrant Investor program allows for faster processing. Because of this, the vast majority of immigrant investors opt to apply under the Quebec program, rather than the Federal program. Contact our offices for more information regarding both Quebec and Federal investor immigration legal help.