Why Us

Established in 2002, Migration Expert is a private immigration company with a team of highly experienced ICCRC regulated migration consultants who represent clients from across the globe wishing to apply for a Canadian visa. Migration Expert provides fee-based services in addition to the official government charges to advise, assist and represent our clients through the often-complex visa application process. All decisions for granting of a visa remain with the Canadian Government subject to submitting a valid application using the free forms available on the Government website and meeting the relevant criteria. Migration Expert is not affiliated with the Canadian Government and act independently in the interests of our clients.

Immigrant Investor Venture Capital (IIVC) Pilot Program Visa

Immigrant Investor Venture Capital (IIVC) Pilot Program Visa

Canada recognizes that foreign investors can make a significant contribution to the Canadian economy. The Immigrant Investor Venture Capital (IIVC) Pilot Program has been created to allow foreign investors an opportunity to invest in and settle in Canada with their families.

This program seeks to foster a significant investment in Canada which will lead to job creation and economic development. These visas favour employer applicants who make a qualifying investment and can satisfy the remaining requirements. These visas allow applicants the opportunity to immigrate and settle themselves anywhere throughout Canada, except Quebec, with their families.

Immigrant Investor Venture Capital (IIVC) Pilot Program Visa Basic Requirements

The Immigrant Investor Venture Capital (IIVC) Pilot Program is intended for high-net worth applicants seeking to invest in and establish themselves in Canada, while making a significant investment which will lead to job creation and economic development. To be eligible an investor must:

  • Make a CDN$2 million non-guaranteed investment in the immigrant investor venture capital fund for approximately 15 years;
  • Have a net worth of at least CDN$10 million acquired through lawful, profit-making business or investment activities;
  • Have basic English or French language proficiency (proved through the results of an approved language test);
  • Have completed the equivalent of a Canadian post-secondary credential of at least one year (or the foreign equivalent as validated by an Educational Credential Assessment).

Immigrant Investor Venture Capital (IIVC) Pilot Program Visa Entitlements

Once an IIVC Investor becomes a landed immigrant, they are free to settle in Canada and work, pursue further study or invest in a business. Applicants will have access to Canada's first rate communication facilities, a highly trained workforce, special taxation incentives for business investment, close geographical access to the wider North American market. Other benefits of holding permanent residence include access to government-subsidized health care, subsidized education and the ability to apply for citizenship once eligible.

To see a full listing of our fees and services, Immigrant Investor (IIVC) Pilot Program Visa processing times and application costs please visit our FAQ page.