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Despite Rumours, Canadian Government Says Immigrant Investor Program Will Not Be Cancelled

In late 2012 there were rumours circulating that Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney was planning on scrapping the Immigrant Investor Program and was thinking of legislating away the large backlog of applications similar to what he did with the Federal Skilled Worker Program. However, Postmedia News is reporting that the Minister does not […]

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Investor Immigration Program: Family’s Immigration delayed

The Immigrant Investor Programwas a popular immigration program that allowed people to immigrate to Canada as permanent residents if they invested a certain amount of money in Canada and were able to create jobs. One businessman from China, and his family, had spent years making the preparations to come to Canada. Jacob Zhou had the […]

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Government May Halt Skilled Worker And Immigrant Investor Programs

Government expected to announce possible pause on Skilled Worker applications today The Federal Skilled Worker Program and the Immigrant Investor Program were scheduled to start taking new applications on July 1st of this year even though both programs are in the middle of being revamped. Today, the government is expected to announce changes to the […]

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How to Get a Work Visa for the US

Are you interested in getting a work visa for the US? Working in the United States appeals to many, but first you would need a work visa. It is generally easier for Canadians to obtain a work visa for the US than for citizens of other countries to get a work visa for the US. […]

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More Chinese citizens taking French lessons to immigrate to Quebec

Many choosing immigration to Quebec Unlike many federal and provincial immigration programs, the province of Quebec does not have a cap on the number of immigrants it can select. The only catch is, immigrants must demonstrate their French language skills in order to be accepted to immigrate to Quebec. According to this article in the […]

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United States Looking for EB-5 Investor Immigrants

Canada and the United States each have their own immigrant-investor programs as a way for prospective immigrants to live and work in the respective countries, but the United States’ version is lesser known. According to this article from Yahoo News, huge, lengthy backlogs have resulted in serious delays for immigrants looking to invest in Canada, […]

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Key Changes to three Canada Immigration Programs: Federal Skilled Worker, Investor and Entrepreneur Programs

Citizenship and Immigration Canada has announced important changes to three of its immigration programs that will come into effect July 1st, 2011. The changes affect the Federal Skilled Worker Program, The Federal Immigrant Investor Program and the Federal Immigrant Entrepreneur Program. Changes to the Federal Skilled Worker Program Effective July 1st Only 500 applications will […]

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Toronto is the Second-Greatest City in the World for Business

Toronto second to only New York City for business A new report from PriceWaterhouseCoopers has named Toronto the second-best city to live for business. The report looked at the top 26 cities in the world for business, life and innovation, with Toronto coming in just behind New York City as the best city in the […]

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Immigrant investor applications to be accepted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Immigrant investor applications in Canada On December 1, 2010, applications for the federal Immigration Investor Program will be accepted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. The program was suspended in June 2010 because of a backlog in applications, as well as to prevent a spike in applications after recent changes were made. New qualifications for Immigrant […]

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Study recommends expanding Immigrant Investor Program

Immigrant Investor Program should be improved: study A group that provides economic, financial and business strategy consulting to government agencies and businesses released a study at the end of March that concluded that the Government of Canada needs to increase their opportunities for immigrant investors. The program they feel needs to be expanded a bit […]

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Canadian Immigrant Investor Program. Business Immigration to Canada and to Quebec

In Canada there are two Immigrant Investor Programs in Canada (aside from those offered under the Provincial Nominee Programs or PNP Programs. The two programs the Canadian Federal Investor  Immigration Program and the Canadian Quebec Federal Investor Program. The basic criteria for both programs are as follows: Federal Investor Program Criteria: Net Worth (assets minus […]

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New Quebec Regulations for Immigrant Investor Class Applications

New Immigrant Investor Class regulations As of February 2, 2009, new regulations are in effect concerning applications for permanent residence under the immigrant Investor Class. The following is a summary of the highlights of the new Immigrant Investor Class rules:

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