Quebec Investor Program
What is the Quebec Investor Program?
The Quebec Investor Program is sponsored by the Province of Quebec, to facilitate immigration to Quebec for businesspeople.
Unlike the skilled worker program, which places a heavy emphasis on education qualifications and work experience, the Investor program determines your eligibility based on your net worth. Unlike the Federal Program however, the Quebec Investor program does not determine eligibility based on past business performance.
In addition, the Quebec Investor program very quick to complete, taking between 12 to 16 months to complete, depending on your country of origin, compared to the Federal program which can take 2 to 3 years.
How do I Qualify?
To qualify for the Quebec Investor Immigration program, you must have a net worth of at least CAD $1,600,000. In addition you must be willing to make a deposit of $800,000 with the Government of Quebec for a period of 5 years. This money will be returned to you after the 5 year period with no interest gained.
The other option available to you, is to have a government authorized institution put up the CAD $800,000 loan to the government. In return you will have to pay a one time up front fee to the financial institution to cover the cost of financing the loan for 5 years. As of 2011, the cost of this loan is CAD $185,000. Please note that the financing fee varies slightly depdning on prevailing market conditions.
If you want to check if you would qualify for this program please complete an investor assessment.
Why Choose the Investor Category?
Investing in Canadian government-guaranteed securities has a decisive advantage: no income tax!
You can also enjoy a tax break on your investments for at least 5 years.
It the option that affords you the most amount of flexibility once you land in Canada, and is especially useful if you don't want to deal with the hassles of starting or buying a business and running it successfully under the scrutiny of the government. You will experience a smooth process as long as your source of funds has been accumulated by your own endeavours and you have successfully operated, controlled or directed a business yourself.
Unlike the entrepreneur category, an investor does not need to risk his capital into a new business venture. Start up costs in Canada could easily exceed $300,000 and in some programs investments of CAD 500,000 become the practical minimum investment in the business after all expenses are taken into account, not including the application processing costs.
Your visa will not carry any conditional clauses.
Some Businessmen who could not fulfill the requirements of establishing a business, employing one Canadian other than a relative, to the satisfaction of the Immigration Authorities have had to pack up and go back to their country of origin along with their children and spouses a year and a half or two years after they landed in Canada!
If you plan on immigrating under the entrepreneur category you will have to set up and run a successful business.
On the the other hand, an Investor is issued a Permanent Residence Visa to him and his family for life! Just stop and calculate the benefits obtained from Health Care and Free Education that your loved ones can avail off and this alone should get you to immediately write to us to inquire about what the next step should be.
Investor Category Applicants, on the day they land in Canada they are Permanent Residents and enjoy almost all the privileges Canadian Citizens enjoy except the right to vote.
This means, both their spouses and dependent children get free medical care and free education up to the age of 18.
How do I Qualify?
Setting up a Trust
An "Immigration Trust" may be set up in order to take advantage of Canadian tax law provisions allowing a five-year tax holiday for the newly arrived immigrant.
An "immigration trust" is a trust created outside of Canada by an individual prior to, or within sixty (60) months, of becoming a Canadian resident, to which that person transfers income-producing assets.
We are quite sure that the revenue generated by the assets transferred to the trust are legally exempt from Canadian taxation until the immigrant contributor has resided in Canada for a period of up to sixty (60) months.
We can assist you the potential Investor Immigrant establish an immigration trust structure that complies with the various requirements of Canadian taxation law.
Highlights of the Investor Program 10 great reasons!
You don't transfer any funds until we have proof that you have been issued a CSQ Certificate of Acceptance by SIQ (The Government of Quebec)
1) The Quebec Investor Program is a single, simple process.
2) Your Investment is Government Guaranteed. After Five Years you get your full capital back.
3) You can choose to live anywhere in Canada.
4) Virtually every cultural and ethnic community exists within Canada. You will never feel like a stranger in a new land.
5) Canada is the largest trading partner of the United States of America and has excellent trade relationships in the Americas and around the world. Most Canadians speak English and many speak French, making Canada an ideal place to conduct a business local or international.
6) Enjoy the most temperate climate in Vancouver, BC and the Okanogan Valley, a year-round Mecca for nature lovers, adventurers, and recreation aficionados.
7) Enjoy free medical care and excellent health care facilities.
8) Low crime. Guns are not allowed in public and strict licensing requirements are in place for those who want to use them.
9) Excellent Free Education for your children right up to the age of 18, while many University Courses are heavily subsidized and it is not too hard for Permanent Residents to obtain scholarships right thru to University and beyond. Click here to read this story.
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Success so far...
Over 70,000 investors and their dependants have taken part in Canada’s Immigrant Investor Program since it began in 1986.
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