Quebec to Cut QIIP Selection by Up to 65% in 2019, CSQ Wait-Time to Double

As part of its plan to reduce overall immigration to the province, the government of Quebec is cutting the number of Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) applicants it grants a Certificat de Sélection du Québec (CSQ) from 5,900 investors and their family members to as little as 2,100. As the QIIP application quota remains unchanged,

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IMC’s L’ecuyer Urges Adherence to Ethical Code Following QIIP-Investigation

In a response to the airing of an investigative report on the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) by Canadian state broadcaster CBC Radio Canada, the CEO of the Investment Migration Council (IMC), Mr. Bruno L’ecuyer, has issued an open letter to all Residency and Citizenship by Investment professionals. For background, see Tajick: Public Broadcaster Investigation Rocks

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Tajick: Public Broadcaster Investigation Rocks Québec IIP

On the 20th of September, the whole investment migration industry in Canada was holding its breath before the airing of the Enquête investigation report on the Quebec Immigrant Investor program. The investigation team went undercover in Hong Kong to unravel the darkest secrets of the program and the industry. It came with the purpose to

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Tajick: 3 Common Myths Canadian Media Uses to Demonize Investor Immigrants

Whereas questioning the degree to which unskilled refugees – tens of thousands of which Canada welcomes annually – sufficiently contribute to the economy is sure to earn you scorn, derision, and epithets like “xenophobe”, investor immigrants can be slandered with impunity. That’s because they are rich, a group of individuals it’s culturally acceptable to criticize. When concerns

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Big Changes Coming to Québec Investor Program – Min. Investment Now C$ 1.2M, Net Asset Requirement Raised

The Quebecois government’s official gazette this Wednesday contained details of the upcoming amendments to the Québec Immigrant Investor Program’s (QIIP) regulations. The changes will “definitely be a deterrent” for prospective applicants who are now likely to see the US EB-5 program as increasingly attractive, says an expert on the QIIP. The amendments will apply to

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Analysis: Does Investor Immigration Have a Future in Canada?

By Kareem El-Assal, Senior Research Associate at the Conference Board of Canada Canada was once the world leader in attracting immigrant investors. Following its launch in 1986, Canada’s federal Immigrant Investor Program (IIP) welcomed more wealthy immigrants than any program of its kind. But then Canada terminated the program in 2014. While the Quebec Immigrant

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Canada’s Deportation of Chinese Up 700% Since Last Year, Attributed to Massive Visa-Fraud Case

Of the 15,237 individuals slated for deportation from Canada, 2,066 are Chinese nationals. While the number of persons repatriated from Canada this year has fallen to a record low of 7,364, down from nearly 19,000 in 2012, the number of Chinese citizens deported has risen seven-fold since last year, according to a story in 狮城印象. The

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