Investor and Entrepreneur Programs

Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP)

High net worth individuals willing to make a substantial investment in Canada may be able to acquire a permanent resident visa through the Québec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP).


  • Have a personal net worth of CAD $2 million. This includes all assets belonging to the applicant and his/her spouse and acquired through any legal source of funds
  • Possess at least two years of suitable management experience within the five years preceding the application
  • Commit to making an investment of CAD $1,200,000 into a passive government guaranteed investment for a period of five years
  • Intend to settle in the province of Quebec


Government guarantee – this investment is guaranteed by a government entity and is returned in full after 5 years
Only passive investment option available for Canada – no need to manage or invest in a company
No risk if refused – the investment is made only after the applicant has already been approved by the province of Quebec
No strict language or education requirements – applicants under the QIIP are not required to speak English or French or to have a University degree
Direct PR visa granted – applicants and their family are given full Permanent Resident status once accepted. They do not have to go through any conditional or temporary visas.
PR benefits for the entire family – main applicant, spouse and children below the age of 19 years old at the time of application will all receive the PR and enjoy the benefits

Entrepreneur Programs

Entrepreneurs and small business owners may be eligible to obtain a permanent residence visa by investing in and managing their own business in Canada.

Programs available

  • British Columbia PNP Entrepreneur Immigration Program
  • Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program: Entrepreneur stream
  • Saskatchewan PNP Entrepreneur Category
  • Manitoba PNP Business Stream
  • Prince Edward Island Business Impact Category

General requirements

  • Direct investment into a business located in the province nominating him. The investment amount varies from CAD$ 150,000 to CAD $1,000,000 depending on the nominating province
  • Direct involvement in the management and day-to-day operation of the business
  • Net assets representing at least 2 to 3 times the required investment
  • A few years of management experience, either as the owner or manager of a business
  • Intermediary knowledge of English

Federal Skilled Worker Program

Family and Other Visas