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Created by the Quebec government to promote the immigration of business people and their families, the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program enables potential investors (who meet certain requirements) to obtain permanent resident status in Canada. Under the program, successful applicants and their families receive permanent and unconditional Canadian resident visas.


To qualify for the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program, you must:

  • Demonstrate business experience, either by managing and holding an equity interest in a qualifying business for at least two of the past five years, or by managing at least five full-time employees for at least two of the past five years
  • Have a minimum net worth of CAD $1,600,000 acquired through lawful economic activities
  • Deposit CAD $800,000 with the Government of Canada for a 62-month locked-in period. In return, the applicant will be issued a fully guaranteed, non-transferable, non-interest-bearing promissory note. The invested capital will then be returned, without interest, at the end of the 62-month period

NOTE:The required investment of CDN $800,000 can be financed through an authorized financial institution.


There are different ways to make the required investment in order to qualify for the Canadian Immigrant Investor Program. Investors can either deposit the full amount (Full Funding), or finance the required amount (Financed Funding) from a chartered Canadian bank.


The investor deposits the full amount of CAD $800,000. No further payment is required. At the end of the 62-month period, CDN $800,000 is returned to the investor with no accrued interest


The investor pays a reduced amount of CAD $180,000*. No further payment is required by the investor. However, the amount paid is not returned to the investor at the end of the 62-month period

The reduced amount is used to finance a CAD $800,000 closed 62-month term loan from a chartered Canadian bank. This loan is initiated and repaid at no further cost to the applicant investor.

This option is particularly attractive for applicants seeking to retain maximum capital for investment in ongoing business operations.

*This amount may change marginally, if prime lending rates in the national banking system rise or fall in response to changes in the Bank of Canada key interest rate.



Application Fees are required to be paid directly to the Canadian and Quebec governments by the applicant. The fee is calculated as per the number of applicants included in the application. Please contact us to get up to date information on fee structure.



The below summarized process is based on the requirements that need to be followed for a Permanent Residency application of a foreign investor through Canadian Federal Authorities. Carte Blanche Immigration Services has outlined the below procedures by combining current timelines of local government institutions as well as the actual process our clients have experienced.

The procedure can be broken down into four basic steps, which the main applicant will have to go through. Some of them require his/her involvement. All of the steps are dependent on the successful completion of the previous step.

MONTH 1-2 STEP 1 Preparation and submission of application forms.
Application fees are also applicable at this stage.
Canadian Immigration Authorities will confirm receipt of file
by issuing issue file number.
MONTH 10-12 STEP 2 Canadian Immigration Authorities may request
additional information, documents or an interview.
Medical, security and background checks will follow.
MONTH 12-18 STEP 3 When the application is accepted, applicant will be
issued a Conditional Acceptance. Then, they will be
asked to make the investment. Depending on the investment option chosen,
the applicant transfers the funds;
MONTH 18-20 STEP 4 Once the investment is completed, the Federal Immigration
Authorities will request for a passport to issue the Canadian
Permanent Residence Visa and demand the payment of the landing fee.
Then, applicant and family are welcome to arrive in Canada as
Permanent Residents.

Please note that this information is accurate as of December 2010. Any changes that may occur after this date, which may or may not affect an applicant’s processing, will not be the responsibility of Carte Blanche Immigration Services, as governments can experience large volumes of applications, local authorities can modify forms/documents needed amongst other factors that may affect timings.