The Canadian immigrant investor programme was created in 1986 in response to the large outflow of HNWI from Hong Kong. Over the last decades it has become the most renowned residency-by-investment programme in the world. Since 2014 the programme run by the Federal government of Canada has been closed, leaving only the province of Quebec with an active immigrant investor programme.
The Quebec Immigrant Investor Programme provides successful applicants and their family with the highly valuable Canadian permanent residence. Canadian permanent residence enables most nationals to travels to the U.S., Mexico, and many other countries.
After 3 years of continual residence, the applicant and his family can begin the naturalisation process.