Ottawa Has No Plans to Challenge Quebec on Investor Immigrants

The federal government is not about to challenge Quebec over its immigration programs, despite British Columbia’s claim its economy is hurt by the French-speaking province’s system. The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP), currently accepting 1900 new applications in 2017 is the source of B.C.’s frustration, as evidence suggests the vast majority of the mainly-Chinese nationals given visas…

Canada Imposes Visa Restriction on Antigua and Barbuda Citizens

Canada has taken a surprise move to impose a visa requirement on citizens of Antigua and Barbuda. Ottawa announced on Monday, June 26, 2017 that all citizens of the Caribbean nation would require a visa as of 5.30am on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Any previously granted Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is defunct as of this…

Cyprus Citizenship Program Draws Investment Of €4B

Cyprus has drawn investment equivalent to a quarter of its GDP in a stellar last 12 months for its investor citizenship program. Mainly-Russian investors have helped pump €4 billion into the Cypriot economy through the program. Itrequires a €2 million investment in one of three streams, including real estate, purchase of financial assets or outright…

Antigua & Barbuda Investment Program ‘Needs Complete Overhaul’

Politicians in Antigua & Barbuda are calling for a complete overhaul of the country’s citizenship-by-investment program following Canada’s move to impose a visa restriction. The leader of the Caribbean country’s Democratic National Alliance (DNA) says Canada’s decision was a direct result of outside suspicions on how the CIP is operated. Historically the programs have been…