How can I qualify to become an immigrant investor?
The application period for the Immigrant Investor Venture Capital (IIVC) Pilot Program is closed. The Department is not accepting applications at this time.
To qualify as an immigrant investor, you must:
- be able to make a CDN $2 million at-risk (non-guaranteed)Footnote * investment for approximately 15 years;
- have a legally obtained net worth of at least CDN $10 million acquired through lawful business or investment activities;
- meet or exceed Canadian Language Benchmark 5 in English or Niveau de compétence linguistique canadien 5 in French for all four language abilities (speaking, listening, reading, and writing); and
- have completed a Canadian post-secondary degree, diploma or certificate of at least one year, or the foreign equivalent as validated by an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA).Footnote **
You must also meet basic admissibility requirements relating to health and security.
Find out more information about how to apply as an immigrant investor.
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As with any venture capital investment, immigrant investors could receive proceeds over time or at the end of the investment term. Proceeds will depend on the fund's performance and will be based on its gains or losses, including expenses and fees incurred to manage it.
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If you can demonstrate that you have a net worth of at least CDN $50 million that was legally obtained through business or investment activities, you can request an exemption from this requirement when you apply.
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