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.
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:
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.