A fast-tracked investor visa may be available to you if your skills, experience, and net worth qualify you for one of Canada’s immigrant investor programs.
Program for Federal Venture Capital
Applicants with a personal net worth in excess of $10 million may qualify for the Federal Venture Capital Pilot Program if they are savvy business owners or managers. In order to obtain an investor visa (Permanent Residency), applicants must make a non-guaranteed investment of $2 million for a period of up to 15 years.
Program for Quebec Investors
By applying for a Quebec Investor Visa, immigrants can plant roots in the province of Quebec. An applicant must have a net worth of $2 million and managerial experience in agriculture, commercial, industrial, or professional fields. An investment of $1.2 million is required of eligible investors for a period of five years.
Investor Nominee Programs in Provinces
There are a number of provinces that offer the opportunity to immigrate to Canada with an investor visa by applying under their own investor stream of the Provincial Nominee Program. Each province will establish their own set of rules and eligibility requirements based on their own economy, opportunities and market gaps. If you are interested in living and investing in one particular province, you could be nominated through their provincial immigration program to begin your journey to a Canadian investment immigration visa.