For investors looking for the best immigration options for both themselves and their immediate family (dependents), Canada has some of the best globally recognized Immigrant Investor Programs that are designed specifically for High Net Worth individuals.
Canada has over 15 immigration programs which are solely focused on the business class (UHNI’s, HNI’s, Entrepreneurs etc.).This article will discuss three of the best business immigration programs in Canada that offer the easiest access to Canadian Permanent Residency.
Quebec Immigrant Investor Program – QIIP
The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP), which will be re-launched from May 30th 2016 till February 28th 2017, is designed by the Quebec government to attract investors and their capital to Quebec, Canada. By investing in Quebec, Canada, the applicant and immediate family are granted permanent residency in Canada.
This program targets high net worth individuals with a minimum net worth of CAD 1.6 million, and a minimum of two years of management experience, who are willing to make an attractive passive investment (financing option is available), in order to obtain Canadian permanent residency.
The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program offers the following advantages:
1. Risk Free investment of CAD 800,000 (USD 615,000) with the government of Quebec which will be returned in full after five years.
2. All immediate family members can be included in the application; spouse and children who are under 19 years of age.
3. Enjoy a high quality of life and benefit from the advantages offered to Canadian permanent residents such as access to health care system and the right to a free education.
Provincial Nominee Program – PNP
The Provincial Nominee Program in Canada is offered by several provinces, each with their own program requirements. The investor is thereby able to choose from different types of programs and provinces the best program based on his/her qualifications and objectives.
One of the best options under the PNP is the Manitoba PNP.This program requires a minimum net worth of CAD 350,000 as well as a minimum investment of CAD 150,000. This program is one of the most popular out of all the PNPs due to the low cost of living, and safe and business-friendly environment in Manitoba. Once investors receive a Provincial Nominee Certificate, they are given priority for immigration processing, which will allow them to obtain Canadian Permanent Residency faster.
Quebec Entrepreneur Program
Quebec entrepreneur business program, which was re-launched on April 1st 2016, is aimed at individuals who possess entrepreneurial skills and who are intending to invest and operate an agricultural, commercial or industrial business in Quebec in return for the opportunity to obtain permanent residency in Canada.
Quebec Entrepreneur program requirements: