Canada is the second largest and fourth largest country in the world based on total area and land area respectively. Many people flock towards Canada as it is a well-developed country which offers excellent health care system, economic freedom, and educational opportunities. Canada is a popular choice for immigrants with its gracious migration systems and welcomes almost 200,000 immigrants a year. Canada offers the following 3 programs for investors and businessmen.QUEBEC Investor Program
Established in 1986, its purpose was to allow business people and their families to enter the province of Quebec as permanent residents on an unconditional basis. With a population of over 8 million, Québec is a major economic player on the Canadian market.The program requires that the applicant have adequate business experience and a net worth of at least 1,600,000 CAD out of which 800,000 CAD is to be invested for a period of 5 years. This investment is guaranteed and returned without interest after the investment period.There is also a finance option available, wherein investors have to only pay a reduced amount of 220,000 CAD through an authorized financial institution. Definite Consultants work alongside certified institutions who are duly recognized by the Immigration Authorities of Quebec (MIDI) and Investissement Quebec (IQ) to finance the remaining amount for you.
Applicants are also eligible to apply for the citizenship of their family members after obtaining PR, if they have lived in Canada for three out of five years (1,095 days), have adequate knowledge of English and/or French, has no criminal record and have acquired knowledge of the rights and responsibilities of Citizenship, as well as an understanding of Canada’s history, values, institutions and symbols.
Canada has opened the doors for Skilled Professionals with the launch of Express Entry system to manage the applications for Permanent Residency. The program was initiated in 1st January 2015 and is credited for being simple and fast processing speeds. It covers almost all the occupations and is open to all working professionals. Professions listed under NOC (National Occupation Classification) O, A & B can apply under the new system. CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) has announced that there is no upward bounds on the no. of applications to be accepted.
Manitoba is a province at the longitudinal center of Canada. It is one of the three prairie provinces (with Alberta and Saskatchewan) and Canada's fifth-most populous province with its estimated 1.3 million people. Its size and place are ideal to start or purchase a business or farm. The Manitoba program is open for businessmen as well as working professionals who meet the eligibility criteria.