Federal program requires applicant to settle anywhere in Canada except Quebec. The investment is government guaranteed. Applicant is allowed to finance the bulk of the investment through financial institutions. The five year investment period begins following visa issuance.
Quebec Investor program requires applicant to settle in Quebec but the Constitution allows immigrant after landing in Quebec to move elsewhere. The investment can be also financed and is guaranteed by the province. The five year investment period begins following Quebec approval before the investor arrives to Canada. Processing of applications is much faster. Both programs are ideal for those who want to immigrate but do not wish to be engaged in a business activity upon arrival.
Nova Scotia Investor programrequires applicant to settle in the Province of Nova Scotia but the Constitution allows immigrant after landing to move elsewhere. Investor makes one-time, non-refundable economic contribution that will be returned, if he is refused visa. Very fast processing – interview scheduled within 30 days of receiving application. The program is ideal for business people who do not qualify under the Federal or Quebec Investor program.