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QIIP & EB-5 in comparison

  Note: The Québec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) is suspended from 1, 2019 to April 1, 2023.

Programs QIIP EB-5
Net Worth CAD 2,000,000 (USD $1,570,500) USD $1,000,000+
Minimum Investment CAD 1,200,000  (USD $942,300) USD $900,000
Financing Option Yes, formal financing available Program financing not permitted
Investment Recipient Quebec government Private regional center
Investment Status Secured and reimbursed after 5 years Investment is at risk and reimbursed after 5 years
Investment Due Date Once application is approved Once application is submitted and/ or approved
Investment lock-up period 5 years
(passive investment bearing no interest)
5 years
(passive investment)
Additional Requirement At least 2 years of business experience Create 10 permanent jobs for 2 years
Capital Examination (Due Diligence) On all of the net worth Only on the amount invested
  (USD $900,000)
Physical Residency Requirement 730 days throughout the 5 years 1 day every 6 months
Citizenship by Physical Residency After 3 years of permanent residency in the last 4 years  
After 2.5 years in the 5 year period of permanent residency (Green Card)
Permanent Residency Process Direct (Immediate) Permanent Residency (PR) Conditional permanent residency
(Green Card) for 2 years then permanent residency (Green Card) if investment is maintained
Place of Residence Intend to reside in the province of Quebec (Although you are able to live anywhere in Canada) Anywhere in the U.S.
Family Members Included Spouse and dependent children under 22 years Spouse and unmarried children under age 21