Quebec Investor Program

The Quebec Investor Program is for experienced investors who have significant assets and personal net worth which they wish to invest in the province of Quebec. In order to apply to the Quebec Investor Program, applicants must have net assets totaling at least $2 million CAD and the ability to invest at least $1,200,000 CAD with a Quebec financial intermediary.

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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.

Special opportunity for French-speakers

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.

Quebec Investor Program Requirements

In order to qualify for the Quebec Investor Program, applicants must meet three basic requirements. An investor must:

  • Have net assets of at least $2 million CAD. This amount must have been obtained legally and cannot include amounts received by donation within 6 months of the date of application. This amount may also include assets of the applicant’s spouse or common-law partner.
  • Have experience in management in a legal farming, commercial, or industrial business, or in a legal professional business where the staff, excluding the investor, occupy at least the equivalent of two full-time jobs; or for an international agency or a government.
  • Intend to settle in Quebec and sign an agreement to invest $1,200,000 CAD with a financial intermediary (broker or trust company) authorized to participate in the Quebec Investor Program.
  • Meet the minimum points as outlined on the Quebec Investor Points Assessment Grid.

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.

Quebec Investor Program 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 StartIntake Period EndNumber of ApplicationsStatus
10 September 201831 August 20191900Open
29 May 2017February 23, 20181900Closed
30 May 201628 February 20171900Closed
31 August 201531 January 20161750Closed
19 January 201520 March 20151750Closed

Our Business Immigration Team

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!

Quebec Investor Program - Points Assessment Grid

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.

Points Assessment Grid

1. Training
Level of Education
Secondary school general diploma2
Secondary school vocational diploma6
Post-secondary general diploma: 2 years4
Post-secondary technical diploma: 2 years6
Post-secondary technical diploma: 3 years8
Undergraduate studies: 1 year4
Undergraduate studies: 2 years6
Undergraduate studies: 3 years or more10
Master's Degree12
2. Experience
Experience in the management of the investor
Less than 2 years0
2 years or more10
Cut-off score10
3. Age
18 to 4510
50 or more0
4. Language proficiency
Compréhension orale0, 5, 6 ou 7
Production orale0, 5, 6 ou 7
Compréhension écrite0 ou 1
Production écrite0 ou 1
Listening0, 1 or 2
Speaking0, 1 or 2
Reading0 or 1
Writing0 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 activity5
To work, full-time, for 3 months (or longer) where work is the main activity5
To work under a youth exchange program for at least 6 months, where work is the main activity5
For business for at least 1 week2
Other stay for a duration of at least 2 weeks1
Other stay for a duration of at least 3 months2
Family in Quebec
Spouse, father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, grandmother, grandfather3
10. Adapability
Global appreciation0 à 5
13. Investment Agreement
Complies with official regulations0 or 25
Cut-off score25
Cut-off score (all factors)40 points(94 max.)

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