The Quebec Immigrant Investor Programme allows business people and their families to enter the province of Quebec as permanent residents on an unconditional basis.
The EB-5 Investor Visa Programme was established by the US Congress in 1990 to stimulate the US economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors.
|Programme||Application duration||Investment||Visa-free countries|
|USA||14-20 months||From US$500,000||173 (for citizens)|
|Canada||36 months||From CAD$800,000||171 (for citizens)|
Why choose North America?
Choose North American residency if you want to remain at the heart of the global economy. Both nations enjoy dynamic business environments that span the full spectrum of sectors, from world-leading technology development to manufacturing, retail and finance.
North American residency enables you to travel freely throughout the USA and Canada and provides you with visa-free travel to more than 170 nations.
Both nation's programmes offer the right of permanent residency and a pathway to citizenship. Canada also provides free education and healthcare. Outside of the government systems, both nations host some of the world's leading schools and universities, making them ideal as locations for the whole family.
The residency programmes include different investment criteria, application timelines and associated government processing and due diligence fees. In each case, professional fees will also need to be added.
Applicants must provide the government with clean penal records, proof of identity documents, medical certificates and health insurance.
The USA programme requires at least six months residency in any 12, whilst Canada requires each family member to maintain 730 days of physical presence within any preceding 5-year period to maintain permanent resident status.