Canada Citizenship by Investment

Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Pilot Programme


There is no direct Canadian Citizenship by Investment programme. The former Canadian Immigrant Investor Program was stopped by the government in 2014. Investors and their families were able to gain permanent residency status in Canada and later were eligible for citizenship.

There is now the  “Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Pilot Program“. This is limited in numbers and gives permanent residency to around 50 High-Net-Worth foreign investors and their families. Citizenship can later be applied for.


The Canadian Immigrant Investor Program was very popular especially with Chinese applicants. When it ceased there were tens of thousands of applicants in process. Many have now looked elsewhere for citizenship by investment programmes including the new schemes in Europe. The new programme is very limited in terms of availability and demanding in terms of requirements.



Next Steps

Research the programs

We have extensive information available on our website and we encourage clients to read up and assess all aspects of the programs. The main citizenship by investment programs are:

Portugal   Spain   Greece   Cyprus   Malta   Hungary   Bulgaria   St. Kitts   Antigua   Dominica   Grenada   St. Lucia

Request our guides

Unfortunately we don’t publish everything here. For greater depth use the contact form available and we can forward more detailed information particular to your circumstances.

Consult with our experts

Every client is different in their situation and needs and it is important to get the right advice one to one and tailored for you before proceeding. Book an appointment by phone, skype video call or arrange an appointment at one of our offices.

Apply and visit

When ready you can move to the next stage of application or visit the country in question with our consultants and partners particularly where real estate investment or local attendance is required for the process.

More Information

Complete the form below for details on the citizenship investment programs available.

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