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Quebec Business Investor Program

Note: The Ministry of Immigration and Cultural Communities of Quebec (MICC) has taken a decision to limit the intake of new applications for selection certificate (CSQ) in an attempt to reduce processing times and thus be able to select economic immigration applicants faster.

If you are interested in coming to Québec and participating in its economic development by making an investment, Quebec Investor Program would be the right option for you.
To be eligible for this program, you must :
Parameter Requirements
Intended Destination Province of Quebec
Minimum Net Worth Have legally acquired a minimum of CAD 1,600,000 in net worth, alone or with the help of their spouse or common-law partner in the event that the spouse or common-law partner is accompanying.
Business & Management
Have acquired a minimum of two years of management experience (planning, supervision and control of human, physical and financial resources) over the course of five years prior to the submission of the candidate’s application. Must also have accumulated this experience in a profitable business (agricultural, commercial, industrial enterprise, OR management experience in a governmental or international organization) and in a position defined as full time.
Investment Agree to invest the sum of CAD $ 800,000 through an approved financial intermediary. Investment of CAD $ 800000 is refundable after 5 years without interest. However, investment can be made at lower amount with an agreement with financial intermediatery in Canada i.e. CAD $ 220000 and balance by bank. It is non refundable.
Miscellaneous Medical examination and security background check

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.

When making your investment under this program, you can choose one of the two options: :

    Investment of CAD$ 800,000 of your own funds: In order to meet the investment requirement, you may choose to make a government-guaranteed investment of CAD 800,000 of your own funds with the Government of Quebec. These funds are then kept with the government for a period of five years, after which they are returned to you in full with 0% interest; OR

    Payment of a financing fee of CAD$ 220,000: Instead, you may choose to pay a one-time financing fee of CAD 220,000 to a government-approved financial institution. This fee will not be returned to you. The financial institution will then make an investment with the government on your behalf, using their funds.

Quebec Business Investor Processing Times