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Backlogs: An Existential Threat, Not Just to Programs But to Agents as Well

December 4, 2019

Stephane TajickMontreal   During the summer, the government of Quebec hosted a consultation round with the industry. I and many others came forward, in part, to notify the government that its decision to admit fewer investors would lead to a longer processing time; jumping from six to eight years....

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canada , club , economic-impact , opinion , quebec , review , tajicks-take

Who’s to Blame When Investment Migration Programs Have Little Economic Impact?

December 1, 2019

Stephane TajickMontreal   Canada’s Federal Government closed the Canadian Immigrant Investor Programme (CIIP) in 2014 following a review of the same and its economic impact. In a nutshell, the review found that the economic benefits of the program were not sufficient to warrant its continued existence. A report drawn...

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Long Processing Times Among Golden Visas is an Unnecessary Curb on RCBI-Demand

July 24, 2019

Stephane TajickMontreal   A decade ago, the Canadian Immigrant Investor programs (CIIP) and the Hong Kong Capital Investment Scheme (HK CIS) dominated the market for residency programs. They were the biggest suppliers of investor visa spots and were considered the most interesting, each for different reasons. Other programs in...

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Startup Visas: Governments Want Them, But Your Clients Don’t

May 7, 2019

Stephane TajickMontreal   The investment migration world has been abuzz over startup/entrepreneur visas in recent weeks: Jean-Francois Harvey said his firm was “phasing out of golden visas” to focus on startup visas (SUVs) instead because they, in his view, added more value to both his firm and the destination...

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