Canada, the second largest country in the world in area, is one of the true treasures of North America. It extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the east, to the Pacific Ocean in the west, and the Arctic Ocean to the north. Canada has a diverse landscape, with magnificent mountains, rolling plains, forested valleys, and beautiful crytal clear rivers and lakes.
Canada is regarded as one of the friendliest places on earth, with a tolerant and broad-minded society. The country offers people beautiful natural surroundings, high living standards and exeptional safety.
Canada is officially French and English speaking bilingual country.
Canada offers free public healthcare coverage to citizens and residents, and has a highly developed private healthcare sector as well. The country has a strong and well-funded public education system, where basic education is free for citizens. Canada provides high quality education both in the public and private sectors and is home to some of the world’s top educational institutions.
Capital city: Ottawa
Area: 9,984,670 km2
Official language: English and French
Dominant religion: Christianity
Currency: Canadian Dollar
Time zone: Canada has 6 time zones; Ottawa is GMT -4
Canada offers several routes for temporary and permanent immigration to the country. Key permanent residency programs for investors leading to citizenship are the followings:
Express Entry Pool – Federal Program
Potential candidates for permanent residence who qualify under one of the economic programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program and Canadian Experience Class (each program has its own eligibility criteria) are required to complete an online Express Entry profile. The profile remains active for one year. Applicants who qualify are entered into a pool of candidates await selection to apply for permanent residence. All candidates in the pool are ranked against one another based on their points. Those with the highest points are issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence.
Provincial Nominee Programs
Provincial and territorial governments choose immigrants according to the economic needs of the province or territory. Each province and territory: establishes its own standards and processes by which it chooses its nominees; and tries to nominate those candidates who would be most likely to settle effectively into the economic and social life of the region. An Applicant must meet minimum requirements of Federal programs.
Quebec Investor Program
Under the Canada-Quebec Accord, the province of Quebec operates its own immigrant Investor and Entrepreneur program, and Quebec-selected investors or entrepreneurs are subject to Québec’s own conditions rather than federal conditions. Currently the program for investors is re-drafted from the Federal government and it is expected that the minimum investment of CDN $800,000 will most probably increase.
Quebec Investor Program
All entrepreneurs in the Québec program must intend to live in Québec and must be selected by Québec. Entrepreneurs in the Québec program must have a net worth of CDN $300,000.
Canadian residency key benefits:
- reputable jurisdiction for business as well
- tolerant, multicultural society
- high standards of living
- beautiful and peaceful natural surroundings
- excellent educational and healthcare systems
- eligibility to apply for citizenship (if applicant have lived in Canada for 1,095 days out of the five years that preceded their application)
To find out which program would suit your goals and needs the best, please contact our residency and citizenship experts.