What is the Immigrant Investor Program (IIP Visa)?

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The Government of Canada has created the Immigrant Investor Program (IIP Visa) in order to attract foreign investors and foreign business persons to the Canadian economy. The applicant can earn his Permanent Resident status in Canada.

Here is how it works-The IIP seeks businesspeople to invest $800,000 CAD, which is a passive investment with the Receiver General of Canada and the entire amount, is guaranteed and returned without interest after a period of 5 years.

Individuals who do not wish to use their personal funds for the investment can borrow the funds through one of EEP’s approved partners.

The applicant must make the investment within 30 days of the application being approved. Once the application is approved and the investment is made, the applicant and his family may apply for their permanent resident visas.

Who can apply for the Canadian Immigrant Investor Program?

The IIP was established to promote economic development and employment in Canada by attracting people with capital, business acumen and/or solid managerial skills. This program is for applicants with qualifying business experience and a net-worth of $1,600,000 CAD.

Although there is a requirement for a net-worth of $1,600,000 CAD, there is no requirement to transfer the funds or assets to Canada aside from the 5-year deposit.

Everything you need to know about Canadian Immigrant Investor Program

Here are some questions that you need to ask your immigration consultant before applying for the Canadian Immigrant Investor Program.

  • Is there a limit to the number of applicants who can avail of the Immigrant Investor Program and what must I do to ensure a successful application in case the limit has been reached?
  • How is an individual’s net-worth verified in their country of origin?
  • If one is borrowing the funds for the $800,000 CAD investment, what is the interest payment associated with borrowing the funds?
  • What are the tax consequences associated with my net-worth abroad?

Contacting EEP for assessment: Why is this important?

The lawyers at EEP provide legal representation tailored to your individual situation. Our expertise focuses on immigration and visa programs for Canada and the United States.

Partnering with our award-winning immigration team greatly increases the likelihood of achieving your specific immigration or visa goals. Immigration is a complex process that requires strong legal strategy, precise paperwork and attention to detail. This reduces the risk of wasted time, money or permanent rejection.

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