Reopening Of The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program

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Patrick McCarthy, CPA, CMA
Published on
Jul 12, 2023
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Patrick McCarthy, CPA, CMA

Director, Residency Programs

Today Mona and Rebecca are joined by Canadian immigration expert Patrick McCarthy to discuss the imminent return of the Quebec Immigration Investor Program (“QIIP”). Patrick has over 25 years of experience in Canadian immigration, so his authoritative insight is invaluable to understanding what the renewed program will mean for Quebec, Canada, EB-5 and the US Immigrant Program along with the rest of the world. Canada has a long, fascinating immigration history dating back centuries, and now the governments of Canada and Quebec are opening up even more pathways to Canada.

Part of Canada’s storied immigration history is its pioneering of investment immigration. The QIIP was first established in the 1980s, about a decade prior to EB-5 in the US. In this episode, This podcast explores the inner workings of this investment program, what led to its 2018/ 2019 collapse, and what about the QIIP will be different in this new iteration.

With new regulations set forth, the QIIP is tightening the expectations on applicants, to the chagrin of some critics. Our experts discuss the source and validity of these criticisms and get into the details of just what the new applicant requirements are.

But that’s not all! There’s been more exciting news out of Canada regarding its electronic travel authorization (“eTA”) program. 13 more countries have been added to the list of those eligible to apply for an eTA. You’ll discover the benefits of the eTA and gain an understanding of just what its purpose is and hear about some of Canada’s other immigration programs and options.