Federal Investor Immigration
In the Immigrant Investor Program, an investor is defined as a person who has successfully operated, controlled or directed a business or commercial undertaking and has accumulated, through his or her own efforts, a personal net worth of at least $1,600,000 in Canadian funds. The applicant may use the following documents for this purpose:
1- Evidence of funds
2- Business registration documents
3- Shareholders list and certificates, if applicable
4- Proof of ownership and valuation reports of any properties
5- Audited financial statements, balance sheets, profit and loss statements, tax records.
The Immigrant Investor Program seeks to attract experienced persons and capital to Canada. Investors must demonstrate business experience, a minimum net worth of CDN $1,600,000 and make an investment of CDN $800,000.
Investor -- Regulatory Requirements
"Investor" means a foreign national who
Has business experience
Has a legally obtained net worth of at least CDN $1,600,000,000; and
Indicates in writing to an officer that they intend to make or have made an investment.
"Business experience", in respect of an investor, means
1- the management of a qualifying business and the control of a percentage of equity of the qualifying business for at least two years in the period beginning five years before the date of application for a permanent resident visa and ending on the day a determination is made in respect of the application, or
2- the management of at least five full-time job equivalents per year in a business for at least two years in the period beginning five years before the date of application for a permanent resident visa and ending on the day a determination is made in respect of the application.
Quebec Investor Immigration
The Quebec government will continue promoting the previous Immigrant Investor Program. The three conditions to qualify include:
Demonstrate you have legally acquired a Net Worth of at least CAD $1.6 Million by conducting business or by holding a high level management position in a private company, government.
Demonstrate you have owned a business for 2-years in the previous 5-years or you have held a high level management position for 2-years in the previous 5-years in a private government.
Invest CAD$800,000 in a passive government guaranteed program for five years and receive no interest. You may finance your investment and liquidate only $180,000 into a government approved financing program for five years and receive no return of capital.