Quebec Investor Program

Quebec Investor Program is for experienced investors who have net assets totalling at least $2 million CAD and the ability to invest at least $1,200,000 CAD with a Quebec financial intermediary who wishes to invest in Quebec.

The Quebec Investor Program is for experienced investors who have significant assets and personal net worth that they wish to invest in the province of Quebec. In order to apply to the Quebec Investor Program, applicants must have net assets totalling at least $2 million CAD and the ability to invest at least $1,200,000 CAD with a Quebec financial intermediary.

This program is based on the Quebec Economic Class selection grid program in which the candidates are awarded points based on the six factors. In which, minimum of 40 points are required to pass and the mandatory cut-off scores of 25 points and 10 points for the financial investment and management experience, respectively, must be satisfied. The six factors include the education level/areas of training, age, language proficiency in English or French, experience in management, stay and family in Quebec, and the investment agreement. A maximum of 94 points is available for the applicant with or without a spouse or common-law partner.

Quebec Investor Program Requirements

An investor must:

  • Have, alone or with your accompanying spouse or de facto spouse, legally acquired net assets of at least C$2,000,000, excluding any amounts received by donation less than six months before your application is submitted
  • Have management experience for at least two years in the five years preceding the application for selection. This experience must include duties related to the planning, management and control of financial, human or material resources under your authority. This does not include experience acquired in an apprenticeship, training or specialization leading to a diploma
  • Intend to settle in Québec
  • Sign an investment agreement with a financial intermediary (broker or trust company) authorized to participate in the Investor Program
  • Make a five-year term investment of C$1,200,000 with Investissement Québec – Immigrants Investisseurs Inc.
  • Obtain, by the prescribed deadline, an attestation of learning about democratic values and the Québec values. The members of your family accompanying you (your spouse of 16 years of age or older and your dependent children of 18 years of age or older) must also obtain the attestation.
  • Meet the minimum points as outlined on the Quebec Investor Points Assessment Grid.

Quebec Investor Points Assessment Grid

Facteurs Pondération
1. Training
Level of Education
Secondary school general diploma 2
Secondary school vocational diploma 6
Post-secondary general diploma: 2 years 4
Post-secondary technical diploma: 2 years 6
Post-secondary technical diploma: 3 years 8
Undergraduate studies: 1 year 4
Undergraduate studies: 2 years 6
Undergraduate studies: 3 years or more 10
Master’s Degree 12
Doctorate 14
Maximum 14
2. Experience
Experience in the management of the investor
Less than 2 years 0
2 years or more 10
Cut-off score 10
Maximum 10
3. Age
18 to 45 10
46 8
47 6
48 4
49 2
50 or more 0
Maximum 10
4. Language proficiency
Compréhension orale 0, 5, 6 ou 7
Production orale 0, 5, 6 ou 7
Compréhension écrite 0 ou 1
Production écrite 0 ou 1
Listening 0, 1 or 2
Speaking 0, 1 or 2
Reading 0 or 1
Writing 0 or 1
Maximum 22
5. Stay and family in Quebec
Stay in Quebec
To study for 1 regular full-time semester (or longer) if study is the main activity 5
To work, full-time, for 3 months (or longer) where work is the main activity 5
To work under a youth exchange program for at least 6 months, where work is the main activity 5
For business for at least 1 week 2
Other stay for a duration of at least 2 weeks 1
Other stay for a duration of at least 3 months 2
Maximum 5
Family in Quebec
Spouse, father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, grandmother, grandfather 3
Maximum 8
10. Adapability
Global appreciation 0 à 5
Maximum 5
13. Investment Agreement
Complies with official regulations 0 or 25
Cut-off score 25
Maximum 25
Cut-off score (all factors) 40 points(94 max.)