What qualifies as a “business or investment activity” under the Immigration Investor Venture Capital Pilot Program?
The application period for the Immigrant Investor Venture Capital (IIVC) Pilot Program is closed. The Department is not accepting applications at this time.
Applicants who are selected as immigrant investors will have to show that they acquired their net worth of at least CDN $10 million through lawful profit-making business or investment activities.
For example, these could include:
- income or capital gains acquired through the ownership or management of commercial, for-profit entities;
- funds acquired through private sector activities, such as public equity investments or private equity placements.
Please note that personal net worth acquired through inheritance or in the value of your primary residence does not count, as these are not considered “business or investment activities” for the purpose of this program.
All selected investors will be asked to obtain a due diligence report from a designated service provider to validate the source of their wealth.
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