Canadian Citizenship

Why Canada?

Canada is one of the most popular destinations for investor immigrants wishing to relocate. Are you thinking about becoming a Permanent Resident with a path to citizenship? Then look no further. Our expert team can help you through your application to become a Canadian permanent resident.

Looking for a steadily top-rated country ranked among the best in the world in terms of quality of life, education, civil liberties, government transparency, and economic freedom? You have chosen right – Canada is not only stable contestant in all those categories, it is also diverse and rich in society, history, and nature. And, for many, it is the country that for years shaped the immigrant investor map.

Citizenship Requirements

Investors and their family members who have lived in Canada for three out of four years (1,095 days) preceding the application, have adequate knowledge of English and/or French, have no criminal record and have acquired knowledge of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, as well as an understanding of Canada’s history, values, institutions and symbols, are eligible to apply for citizenship.

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Canada Residency – Benefits

  • G8 and NAFTA member
  • High rankings on major international comparative surveys
  • Unspoiled environment with strict environmental controls
  • World-class Canadian healthcare system, one of the best in the world
  • Excellent Canadian education system, one of the most respected in the world
  • Cultural, ethnic and religious tolerance entrenched in the constitution
  • One of the safest countries to live in, offering a high quality of life
  • One of the most valued passports for international travel

The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program

Quebec is Canada's second most populous province, after Ontario. Most inhabitants live in urban areas near the Saint Lawrence River between Montreal and Quebec City, the capital. The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program was established in 1986. The program is designed to allow business people and their families to enter the province of Quebec as permanent residents on an unconditional basis. In return, funding made available through the program helps provide subsidies in support of small and medium businesses in Quebec. The program had undergone significant transformation in the past couple of years, which address the application process. The program has reopened from January 19, 2015 to March 20, 2015 to a maximum of 1750 applicants.

FULL INVESTMENT OPTION

The minimum required investment of CA$ 800,000 must be held for a period of 5 years. The program provides for full investment or financing through an authorized financial institution. AKROS and Partners is an authorized agent of the major of such financial institution which are duly recognized by the Immigration Authorities of Quebec (MIDI) and Investissement Quebec (IQ). Under the full investment option, the applicants deposit the minimum required amount for a period of five years. At the end of this period, the full amount is returned to the investor without accrued interest.

FINANCED INVESTMENT OPTION

For those who would rather retain maximum capital for investment in ongoing business, the financed option is valuable. Under this option, investors pay a reduced amount which is used to finance a CA$800,000 closed 62-month term loan from a chartered bank. This loan is initiated and repaid at no further cost and without additional guarantees from the applicant.


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Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program – Business Stream

Manitoba is a Canadian province with a population of 1.282 million. It is located west of Ontario and its capital is Winnipeg (population 663,615). It is generally a farming province but also enjoys prosperous business opportunities in other sectors. Living and business costs are lower here than in more populated provinces. The provincial government of Manitoba has implemented an immigration program intended to attract individuals with business experience or farm ownership experience who intend to establish or purchase a business or farm in the province.

ELIGIBILITY
  • The applicant should meet the net worth requirement of $CDN 350,000.
  • Be willing to make a good faith deposit of $CDN 100,000 which will be refunded once the permanent residence visa has been issued and the applicant has landed in Canada and successfully operated the proposed business in Manitoba for 2 years with an investment of at least $CDN 150,000.
  • Be able to verify the source of funds.
  • The applicant should demonstrate business or farm ownership for a minimum of three years in the preceding five year period. Non-business owners are accepted if they occupy a senior management position in a successful company.
  • Score a minimum of 60 points as per the Adaptability matrix.
  • Total processing time until the permanent residence visa has been issued is approximately three years. Processing time is subject to change.

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Canada Frequently Asked Questions

Location

Northern North America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean on the east, North Pacific Ocean on the west, and the Arctic Ocean on the north, north of the conterminous US.

Population

The island’s population is over 35.16 million.

Language

English (official) 58.7%, French (official) 22%, other 19.3%

Climate

The climate in Canada is varies from temperate in south to subarctic and arctic in north.

Capital

The capital of Canada is Ottawa.

Time

Eastern Time Zone UTC-5:00. Central Time Zone UTC-6:00. Pacific Time Zone UTC-8:00.

Economy

Canada is one of the wealthiest states of the world, the gross domestic product (GDP) of Canada is about 1432,140 Billion. US dollars, so the state is GDP rank 14 worldwide. In purchasing power parity, Canada is up to 1265.838 billion dollars in 13th place. Currency is the Canadian dollar (CAD)

Will I be liable to any taxes in Canada?

Canada does not have a death tax or an estate inheritance tax.

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