The Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion (MIDI) has announced that the selection of applications under the Quebec Investor Program has been suspended from November 1, 2019 to July 1, 2020 in order to allow time for the program to be reviewed.
As with all of Quebec’s immigration pathways, this program allows applicants to apply for a certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ – Québec selection certificate). Upon receiving a CSQ, an applicant becomes eligible to submit an official application for Canadian permanent residence.
Applicants who have taken an approved language test showing French-language proficiency at an advanced intermediate level are exempt from the intake threshold for this program and may submit an application at any time.
In order to qualify for the Quebec Investor Program, applicants must meet three basic requirements. An investor must:
Investors who meet the above criteria and are interested in immigrating to Quebec can apply for a CSQ from the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion (MIDI). This program only accepts paper-based applications, submitted in hard copy by mail or courier.
Applications will take into account other factors as well, including age, language proficiency, and training background. The Quebec Investor Program has a limit on the number of applications it will accept in a given period. As well, the program only accepts applications during pre-determined application intake periods.
Please note that applicants who have taken an approved language test showing French-language proficiency at an advanced intermediate level are exempt from this intake threshold and may submit an application at any time.
|Intake Period Start||Intake Period End||Number of Applications||Status|
|10 September 2018||31 August 2019||1900||Open|
|29 May 2017||February 23, 2018||1900||Closed|
|30 May 2016||28 February 2017||1900||Closed|
|31 August 2015||31 January 2016||1750||Closed|
|19 January 2015||20 March 2015||1750||Closed|
The Quebec Government and the Canadian Government provide a wealth of opportunities for potential immigrants with the skills needed to develop businesses in Canada. The Quebec Investor Program is one of several unique immigration programs offering accelerated permanent residency to entrepreneurs willing to bring their business management skills to Canada, as well as financial investors willing to commit support for Canadian ventures.
At Canadim, we have a team of experts willing to assist you with each step of the business immigration process. From confirming your eligibility, to the day you receive your permanent resident card in the mail, our business immigration team will ensure a first-class service standard every step of the way!
All candidates for the Quebec Investor Program must meet the minimum points requirements on the grid listed below. Please note that the province of Quebec reserves the right to make changes to this points grid at any time.
|Level of Education|
|Secondary school general diploma||2|
|Secondary school vocational diploma||6|
|Post-secondary general diploma: 2 years||4|
|Post-secondary technical diploma: 2 years||6|
|Post-secondary technical diploma: 3 years||8|
|Undergraduate studies: 1 year||4|
|Undergraduate studies: 2 years||6|
|Undergraduate studies: 3 years or more||10|
|Experience in the management of the investor|
|Less than 2 years||0|
|2 years or more||10|
|18 to 45||10|
|50 or more||0|
|4. Language proficiency|
|Compréhension orale||0, 5, 6 ou 7|
|Production orale||0, 5, 6 ou 7|
|Compréhension écrite||0 ou 1|
|Production écrite||0 ou 1|
|Listening||0, 1 or 2|
|Speaking||0, 1 or 2|
|Reading||0 or 1|
|Writing||0 or 1|
|5. Stay and family in Quebec|
|Stay in Quebec|
|To study for 1 regular full-time semester (or longer) if study is the main activity||5|
|To work, full-time, for 3 months (or longer) where work is the main activity||5|
|To work under a youth exchange program for at least 6 months, where work is the main activity||5|
|For business for at least 1 week||2|
|Other stay for a duration of at least 2 weeks||1|
|Other stay for a duration of at least 3 months||2|
|Family in Quebec|
|Spouse, father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, grandmother, grandfather||3|
|Global appreciation||0 à 5|
|13. Investment Agreement|
|Complies with official regulations||0 or 25|
|Cut-off score (all factors)||40 points(94 max.)|
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