Federal Investor Program

Latest update on Quebec Immigrant Investor Program – Quota, fees, etc.

July 9, 2013

[Source of Information: Industrial Alliance] Effective August 1, 2013, several changes will be made to the Quebec  Immigrant Investor Program. New rules have been adopted regarding procedures for the intake and processing of certain applications for a selection certificate submitted by permanent workers, investors, business people and self-employed workers. These new rules will be in…

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Quebec suspends intake of investor program, retroactive to April 14, 2012

July 4, 2012

On June 29, 2012, the Ministère de l’Immigration et des Communautés culturelles (MICC) of Quebec published a decision in Gazette officielle du Québec, and suspended the intake of applications for a selection certificate that can be submitted by candidates of the Quebec investor program and some other economic immigration programs. For the applicants under the…

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Federal skilled worker and federal investor programs put on hold, again

June 28, 2012

There has been rumour circulating that the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and the Federal Investor Program will be paused. Today the rumour was confirmed. Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, announced today in Calgary that the two programs will be put on a temporary hold, until probably early next year. But who knows…

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Minister Kenney outlines vision of a fast and flexible immigration system

March 1, 2012

Toronto, March 1, 2012 – In a keynote address to the National Metropolis Conference today, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney outlined his vision for a faster, more responsive immigration system that better meets Canada’s economic needs. “Immigration is playing an increasingly important role in our economy and we need a system that does a…

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10 most important immigration policy changes in 2011

December 29, 2011

 There are many changes, expected or unexpected, with respect to Canadian immigration in 2011. While some of the changes like super visa will facilitate some people’s entry to Canada, most are to fight immigration fraud and to limit immigration to Canada. “It is apparent that the Conservative Government is tightening immigration policy as a whole,”…

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