Get help with investing — Investors

Although it is not a requirement, you may use the services of one of the approved facilitators listed on our website. These facilitators are financial institutions, approved by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), that are members of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC).

Through CIC, participating provinces pay a commission to facilitators to market the Immigrant Investor Program (IIP) and to assist you with the administrative requirements of making and ultimately redeeming your investment. Each facilitator has all the necessary forms in order to make your investment.

CIC has set up administrative processes to support the pledging of your investment as security for a loan. Your facilitator will have a variety of financing options available in the event that you wish to finance your investment.

To contact one of the banks or other financial institutions that have been approved by CIC to help immigrant investors, please see the list of approved financial institutions below.

Immigrant investor facilitators

The following is the list of the CDIC members participating in the IIP. Contact the program official at the bank or credit union you wish to use as your facilitator.

  • Bank of China (Canada)
    Michael Wu
    FIIP Program Manager
    1025 Dunsmuir Street
    P.O. Box 49277
    Four Bentall Center
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    V7X 1L3
    Tel.: 604-683-1088 ext. 120
    Fax: 604-683-9228
  • Bank of Montreal
    Srini Iyengar
    Director, Multicultural Markets
    2330 Kennedy Road, Unit E
    Scarborough, Ontario
    M1T 3H1
    Tel.: 416-291-8775
    Fax: 416-291-7020
  • CIBC
    Teresa Tazumi
    Director, Asian Banking & Cultural Business Development
    CIBC Retail Distribution
    21 Melinda Street, CCE 12th floor
    Toronto, Ontario
    M5L 1A2
    Tel: 416-943-5954
    Fax: 416-304-5193
  • Computershare Trust Company of Canada
    Sophie Brault
    Corporate Trust Officer
    1500 University Street, 7th floor
    Montréal, Quebec
    H3A 3S8
    Tel.: 514-982-7888, x7455
    Fax: 514-982-7677
    Internet site:
  • Desjardins Trust Inc.
    Marc Audet
    East Tower, 27th floor
    2 Complexe Desjardins
    P.O. Box 992, Station Desjardins
    Montréal, Quebec
    H5B 1C1
    Tel.: 514-499-8440
    Fax: 514-982-9579
    Internet site:
  • Habib Canadian Bank
    Muslim Hassan
    Chief Operating Officer
    918 Dundas Street East, Suite 1B
    Mississauga, Ontario
    L4Y 4H9
    Tel.: 905-276-5300
    Fax: 905-276-5400
    Internet site:
  • HSBC Bank Canada 
    Craig Shearer, CMA
    Director of Operations
    Global Investor Immigration Services
    HSBC Capital (Canada) Inc.
    Tel.: 604-631-8081
    Fax: 604- 631-8073 Email:
  • Industrial Alliance Trust Inc.
    Alain Nadon
    Program Director
    Immigrant Investor Program
    2200 McGill College, Suite 320
    Montréal, Quebec
    H3A 3P8
    Tel.: 514-499-1170
    Fax: 514-499-1063
    Email: :
    Internet site:
  • Korea Exchange Bank of Canada
    Immigrant Investment Center
    Chang Hee Lee
    Korea Exchange Bank of Canada
    7670 Yonge Street, Suite 4
    Thornhill, Ontario
    L4J 1W1
    Tel.: 905-709-1221 (ext.221)
    Fax: 905-709-0069
    Internet site:
  • Laurentian Bank Securities
    Xinyu Yang, Manager
    1981 McGill College Avenue, Suite 1900
    Montréal, Quebec
    H3A 3K3
    Tel.: 514-350-2927
    Fax: 514-284-9793
    Internet site:
  • MCAN Mortgage Corporation
    Glenn Doré
    New Canadian Plan
    147 Cartier Avenue, 4th floor
    Pointe-Claire, Quebec
    H9S 4R9
    Tel.: 514-429-1541
    Fax: 514-429-1548
    Internet site:
  • National Bank of Canada
    Louis Leblanc
    Vice President and Managing Director
    National Bank Financial
    1155 Metcalfe Street, Suite 1438
    Montréal, Quebec
    H3B 4S9
    Tel.: 514-879-5576
    Fax: 514-879-1015
    Internet site:
  • Scotiabank
    Martin Boulianne
    Branch Manager
    Scotia Tower
    1002 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 1210
    Montréal, Quebec
    H3A 3L6
    Tel.: 514-287-4504
    Fax: 514-350-7794
  • Toronto-Dominion Bank
    Ramon Yu
    Managing Director
    Two Pacific Place
    88 Queensway, Suite 2210
    Hong Kong
    Tel.: (852) 2846-4160
    Fax: (852) 2845-9191
    Internet site:
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