Canada offers the most established and widely-used investment immigration programs in the world conferring permanent resident status.
The Canadian confederation system of government and the country’s social norms offer a “European alternative” to the more unabashed capitalism of the USA. Canada offers European-style social benefits with high levels of taxation and unparalleled quality of life. Under the Canadian model, business immigrants can enjoy the benefits of a national health care program, affordable first-class education and a national pension system that provides measurable annual income upon retirement.
Business immigration to Canada comprises of the Quebec Investor program, Quebec Entrepreneur program, several Provincial Entrepreneur programs, the Federal and Quebec Self-Employed programs, and the Federal Start-Up Visa program. While the various entrepreneur and self-employed programs are aimed at individuals with a mid-range personal net worth who intend to establish and operate a business in Canada, the investor program is ideal for high net worth individuals who wish to make a passive investment with no obligation to establish a business.