The Canadian and Quebec business immigration programs, offer business people and their families the opportunity to immigrate to Canada as Immigrant Investors in about 16 months This special investor immigration program allows immigrants to obtain the Immigrant Investor Visa which is a permanent residency visa, leading to the Canadian citizenship and passport.
This program is available to business people and managers holding any citizenship from any country and there are no quotas per country unlike other types of immigration.
There are not age limitations and no language or education requirements. Investor Immigration to Canada is the best solution available to qualified managers and business people.
As a result you might receive your Canadian Permanent Residency for your direct family in about 16 months and your direct family will become Canadian Citizens and receive passports after 3 years of Residency in Canada .
Immigration through Investment to Canada :
Canada is ranked by the United Nations as one of the world's best places to live. With free-market access to the USA and easy proximity to India, Asia, South America and the EU, it is also a great place to do business. Under Canada 's Immigrant Investor Programs, you and your family may become eligible for one of the most valued second citizenship and second passport. The first immigration through investment program was introduced in Canada in 1986. It makes the Canadian program one of the oldest and the most reputable immigration through investment program in the world. Recently, in 2010, the program was significantly modified. Selection criteria rest the same. But the threshold of the required investment doubled and now equals to CAD 800,000.
Canada citizenship and Immigration through investment program :
The program seeks experienced business people to invest CAD 800,000 into Canada 's economy and become permanent residents. Your investment is managed by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and is guaranteed by the Canadian provinces that use it to create jobs and help their economies grow.
Canada citizenship program eligibility criteria :
You must be at least 18 years of age
You must have at least two years of business experience.
You must have a net worth of at least CAD 1,600,000 that was legally obtained. This net worth must have been accumulated through the operation, control or management of a profitable business, either industrial or commercial.
You must be willing and able to make an investment of CAD 800,000. CIC will return your CAD 800,000 investment, without interest, about five years and two months after payment.
You must also show that you have enough money to support yourself and your dependants after you arrive in Canada .
Other Canada citizenship eligibility criteria :
You must obtain a minimum of 35 points in the selection grid (There are five selection criteria with maximum possible 100 points awarded for education, business experience, age, ability in English and/or French, and for adaptability. The pass mark is currently 35 points which is fairly low.)
You must meet medical and security requirements. You and your family members must pass a medical exam and security and criminal checks.
You must meet any other requirements of Canadian or Quebec immigration regulations.
Investors and their family members included in the application will receive a permanent resident visa from the Government of Canada. After arriving to Canada they will receive permanent residence card and after three years they will become eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship.
Tax Incentives for Investors :
It is possible to arrange five-year tax holiday for immigrants. Tax planning must be arranged before applying for permanent residence in Quebec . To benefit from this tax holiday, immigrants must transfer their assets to a foreign immigration trust. The foreign-source income earned by the trust is not taxable in Canada. This tax holiday may be up to five years, as of the date of residency in Canada. Only immigrants who have never lived in Canada for more than five years may benefit from it. There is no restriction as to the type of assets that may be transferred to a trust. In order to maximize tax savings, the trust must be created before the date of residency in Canada.
Freedom of Movement :
Note that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees mobility rights, or free movement within Canada : Every citizen of Canada and every person who has the status of a permanent resident of Canada has the right to move to and take up residence in any province and to pursue the gaining of a livelihood in any province.
Loan Option :
Many potential immigrants, though able to meet the net worth criteria, may have difficulty raising the required investment in a short period of time. Others may own or operate profitable businesses and wish to avoid taking capital from these operations. And in some cases a lump sum payment may be preferable. For these reasons, approved financial institutions (banks and brokers in Canada ) normally offer two different financing options. Full Cash Option was described above; it means that investor must invest CAD 800,000. Under Loan Option the investor deposits an amount of CAD 220,000, borrows the remainder (CAD 580,000) from a Canadian Bank and has nothing to pay back at the end of the term. No monthly payments are required over the term of the loan. Since interest rates fluctuate, please consult us about the current walk-away price because it may change to CAD 210,000 or 230,000.