Quebec Investors

Quebec announced it will start accepting a limited number of new new cases in 2015.

  • Assets: An Investor must have alone, or with an accompanying spouse (including de facto spouse) net assets of at least C$1,60,000 obtained legally. This figure excludes any amounts received by donation fewer than six months before the date on which the application was filed.
  • Management Experience: An investor must have experience in managing a legal farming, commercial or industrial business; or in a legal professional business where the staff (excluding the investor) occupies the equivalent of at least two full-time jobs; or for an international agency; or a government or one of its departments or agencies. Management Experience is defined as having performed, for at least two (2) years in the five (5) years preceding the application for a selection certificate, the duties related to the planning, management and control of financial resources and of human or material resources of the company.
  • Investment: The Investor must invest C$800,000 through a financial intermediary company over a five-year term. No interest is paid, but the principal is guaranteed by the Government of Quebec. Investors also have the option of investing approximately $220,000, though no capital is returned.
  • Point Assessment: Investors are also assessed factors such as age, nature and duration of their professional training, and their language skills.