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Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP)

Quebec Immigrant Investor Program

  • Q.C: Quebec
  • S.D: Sponsor-driven
  • P.S: Point System
  • F.R: Francophone

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The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) is an immigration program offered by the province of Quebec in Canada for high net worth individuals who wish to obtain permanent residency in Canada. The program is designed to attract experienced business people and investors who will contribute to Quebec's economy and society.
To be eligible for the QIIP, applicants are selected based on criteria including net worth, investment, management experience, language proficiency and intention to settle in Quebec.

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The following requirements must be met if you are applying to Quebec Investor Program:

1- Net Worth

You must have net worth of at least $2,000,000 CAD which has been accumulated through legal and legitimate sources. The funds must have been accumulated by you alone or with the help of your spouse/common-law partner.

Inheritances, donations and gifts received less than six (6) months before an application is received by the government will not be considered eligible towards your net worth.

2- Business or Management Experience

In the last five (5) years prior to submission of your application, you must have at least two (2) years’ management experience either as an active business owner or working in a senior management role of a business. This expertise must not have been gained in the specified areas:

  • Payday loans, check cashing, or pawn loans.
  • Production, distribution, or sale of pornographic or sexually explicit materials, as well as services associated with the adult industry, such as nude or erotic dancing, escort services, or erotic massage.

3- Investment Agreement

You must sign an investment agreement with one of the financial intermediaries, brokers or trust companies authorized to participate in the Investor Program (➨Appendix 7). This financial intermediary will be responsible for making the investment and the financial contribution on your behalf.  As an investor applicant you must make a 5-year term investment of $1,000,000 with zero interest and a financial contribution of CDN$200,000 to Investissement Québec – Immigrants Investisseurs Inc. . You may have the option of financing the 5-year investment through the financial intermediary.

4- Education

You must have a diploma that is at least equivalent to a secondary school diploma in Québec, and it must have been obtained prior to the submission date of the application.

5- Knowledge of French Language

You can submit an application only if you declare that you have an oral knowledge of French of Level 7 or more according to the Echelle quebecoise des niveaux de competence en français (Level B2) (➨Appendix 5).

6- Ineligibility

You are not eligible to apply under the Quebec Investor Program if you are a refugee claimant in Canada, a failed refugee claimant, had a removal order, are prohibited from entering or being in Canada, do not have status in Canada or are living illegally in your country of residence.

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Step 1: Sign an Investment Agreement with a Financial Intermediary

The investment agreement is one of the documents to be submitted with your application.If you are applying for permanent selection as an investor, you must sign an investment agreement with one of the financial intermediaries (brokers or trust companies), authorized to participate in the Investor Program.

You must contact one of these intermediaries that are listed here (➨Appendix 7), directly or through your representative and submit to them a complete file with all the application forms, supporting documents and a Narrative Document for a mandatory review. Quebec requires a detailed narrative document, written in your mother tongue, explaining the history of acquisition of your assets and separate narrative document for your spouse or common-law partner (if applicable).

If the financial intermediary approves your complete application, they will sign a declaration and have you sign an investment agreement.

Brokers and trust companies offer the possibility of financing the investment. You are allowed to finance the 5-year term investment through your selected broker.

Step 2: Submit Application for a Quebec Selection Certificate

If an authorized broker or trust company approves your application, you must sign your investment agreement with them. They will also sign a declaration with respect to identity checks and steps taken to verify the source and origin of your assets.
Your application, including all the application forms, a copy of the investment agreement, broker’s declaration, application fees and all the supporting documents must be submitted during the intake period announced by the government of Quebec.
Following submission, your application will be checked to ensure you have included all required documents and you will be sent an acknowledgement of receipt if your file is deemed complete and admissible. Any incomplete file will be returned to the candidates, along with the fees payable.
Subsequently, after the processing of your application has begun, you will be sent an e-mail inviting you to provide your attestation of learning about democratic values and the Quebec values. The members of your family accompanying you must also obtain an attestation, specifically your spouse aged 16 years or older and your dependent children aged 18 years or older. Persons with a disability that prevents them from obtaining the attestation are exempt from this condition.
Quebec Application
Submit Application:

Direction du regroupement familial

et de l’enregistrement

Ministère de l’Immigration, de la

Francisation et de l’Intégration

207-1200, boulevard Saint-Laurent

Montréal (Québec) H2X 0C9


Official Program Guide:
Quebec Application Fee:
Main applicant: $17,380
Spouse: 0
Each child: 0
Processing Time:
Not available
Document Checklist:

(page 23)


Tel: 514-864-9191

Fax: 514-864-8158

(general questions)

To obtain the attestation, you must successfully complete the online assessment or participate in an information session in Quebec. Once you obtain the attestation, it is valid for two (2) years.

For more information on the online assessment, see (➨

During the review of your application, particular attention will be paid to specific points that are:

  • your intention to settle in Quebec;
  • your management experience;
  • your investment agreement;
  • your net assets; and
  • proof of source and lawful acquisition of your assets.

The following are what may happen after you submit your application:

  1. Decision based on file: Your application is processed and approved or refused based on your file and no interview is required.
  2. Intent to refuse: You receive a letter asking you to provide further information/documents within sixty (60) days.
  3. Notice to attend an interview: If an interview is required, you will receive a notice stating the exact date and place and a list of documents to provide.
If your application is approved, you will be informed of the next steps to follow in your immigration process.

Step 3: Make the Investment and Financial Contribution

If your application is approved, you will receive a notice of intent for permanent selection that will allow you to make your $1,000,000 investment and $200,000 financial contribution with Investissement Quebec within 110 days. The term of your investment is five (5) years, at the end of which the investment portion is returned to you without interest, within 30 days.  The five (5) year period begins upon issuance of the Quebec selection certificate and before you are landed in Canada. Proceeds from the investment are used to fund various business and social programs within the province of Quebec.

Financing: The Quebec Investor program allows you to finance your investment through your designated Broker or trust company.

Step 4: Apply for Work Permit

If you meet all the program conditions except for the Stay in Québec, you will be issued a Notice of Intention to Select by Québec. This notice will provide all the necessary details for applying for a work permit from the Government of Canada for your stay in Québec.

This notice will enable you to apply for a work permit, for you and for the members of your family accompanying you, from the Government of Canada for your stay in Québec.  

The application for a work permit must be made within six (6) months following the date of the notice of intention to select. 

Step 5: Stay in Quebec

Within two (2) years from the issuance of the work permit, you are required to complete a stay in Québec lasting a minimum of 12 months.

This 12-month duration should include a personal presence of at least 6 months. The remaining 6 months can be fulfilled either by yourself or by your spouse or de facto spouse.

Upon completion of the 12-month requirement, you must submit documentation to the Ministère attesting to your stay in Québec. Upon demonstrating your residency in Québec, your application will be accepted, and you will be granted a Certificat de sélection du Québec (Québec Selection Certificate).

Step 6: Apply for Permanent Residence

After obtaining your CSQ, your next step is to submit a complete application for a permanent resident visa (➨Page) within the validity of your CSQ which is two (2) years.

You must submit your application using the IRCC Permanent Residence Portal (PR Portal) (➨

If your application is complete, you will receive a letter or an email confirming that your file has been received and accepted for processing. This letter is called the Acknowledge of Receipt (AOR) and will include your IRCC file number.
Once you have received your acknowledgement of receipt, you can create an online account and link your application to it. By creating an account, you will be able to receive email updates and a more detailed case status.

Step 7: Landing in Quebec

If your application for permanent residence is approved, you will be asked to pay your right of permanent residence fee if you haven't already done so. You will receive a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (CoPR) and if you are from a country that requires a visa you will also be issued a permanent resident visa.

You will only become a Permanent Resident of Canada when you cross a Canadian port of entry. This is referred to as ‘landing in Canada' (➨Page).

You must land in Canada before the expiry date, which appears on your Canada Immigration Visa. Usually, the expiry date is one (1) year from the time medical examinations were completed. As this is not always the case, be sure to verify the expiry date as soon as the Canada Immigration Visa is received.

If you arrive at the Montreal-Trudeau international Airport, you will be greeted by the personnel of the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Integration who will offer direct support services to you.

Ready to take the next step towards your Canadian immigration journey? Fill out the form below and embark on your path to new opportunities.






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