Invest Your Way Into Canada or Britain Via QIIP and UK Tier 1 Investor

The UK Tier 1 Investor and the Quebec Investor  represent investment immigration avenues to permanent residence in two of the most sought-after countries in the world. They are in direct competition given the economically-developed status of the UK and Canada. A recent increase in threshold for the QIIP means the investment requirements for both are similar, although the UK program…

Quebec Immigrant Investor Program Has Key Advantages Over U.S. EB-5

Two of the world’s most popular residence-by-investment immigration programs are the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program and the U.S. EB-5. Both offer permanent residence – in Canada and the U.S. respectively – to high net worth individuals in exchange for significant investment. Here, we review the two programs and compare their advantages and disadvantages for high net worth candidates…

UAE Citizens Can Travel Visa-Free to Canada From June 5, 2018

Canada will lift its visa requirement for citizens of the United Arab Emirates from June 5, 2018. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen made the announcement in a meeting with UAE counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Monday. The move comes following ‘a comprehensive and rigorous evaluation of the UAE against Canada’s visa policy criteria’,…

Why Filing Your EB-5 Visa Application Now Makes Sense

The broadening consensus that change is coming to the U.S. EB-5 investment immigration program means anyone thinking of filing a green card application should consider doing so now. There is growing support for the program to be revamped with increased investment thresholds after a series of last-minute short-term extensions ranging from weeks to months. Investment…

Manitoba Immigration’s Business Investor Stream Open For Applications

Manitoba immigration has announced applications are open for the province’s new Business Investor Stream (BIS) under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. Interested candidates can apply for both the Entrepreneur Pathway and the Farm Investor Pathway. The Entrepreneur Pathway has an interim application procedure, more details of which are below. The Entrepreneur Pathway is for applicants wanting to…