In Canada, there are several different pathways, or streams, for investors to earn permanent residence status and obtain an investor immigration visa. Prior to June 19, 2014, there was a Federal Investor Immigration Visa Program offered. However, this has since been permanently closed and discontinued.
Any outstanding applications that were still backlogged when the program was closed were terminated. As a result, this left many foreign investors without a sheer investment option through a federal program.
Fortunately, there are still a number investor programs available at the provincial level through PNPs (Provincial Nominee Programs). The requirements can and do vary based upon the province where the investor program is offered.
Manitoba and Ontario are two such provinces which do offer investor immigration visas through their own respective investor programs. It is highly recommended you work with experienced investor immigration professionals, like here at Canada Investor Immigration.
The application process can be very complex and detailed. Having access to immigration professionals through a top Ottawa law firm will make the process easier and ensure mistakes are avoided to prevent your application from being delayed or rejected.