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Immigrant Investor programs of Canada and Quebec: recent developments
By Stephen Fogarty October 21, 2010

This blog serves in part to update the previous article Canada toughens its Immigrant Investor Program: will a counterintuitive strategy succeed? which we posted on July 14, 2010.Under the Canadian immigration system, a person who qualifies for and is accepted under the Immigrant Investor route automatically becomes a Permanent Resident of Canada. Other than maintaining residency requirements applicable to all Permanent Residents, no conditions are attached. The immediate family of the Investor obtains Permanent Resident status at the same time. The program has proved very popular over the years and significant benefit to Canada has resulted from the investments made by the approved candidates. Read More



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