Joshua B. Sohn


Joshua B. Sohn
609 West Hastings Street 6th Floor Princess Building
Vancouver, BC V6B4W4

Phone: +1 604-662-7404
Fax: +1 604-662-7466

Citizenship and Immigration Law

Embarkation Law Group provides a full range of services in the area of immigration and citizenship law, including applications for temporary and permanent residence in Canada.

Quebec Immigration Investor News Update November 20, 2008


The Quebec government has made some very important changes to the selection requirements for Investors to Quebec. These changes were just published in November 2008 and will go into effect February 2, 2008. Highlights of the changes are:

  • "Full-time" management experience no longer required. Management Experience has been changed. In order to meet the management experience requirements, a prospective investor need show only 2 years in the last 5 years of duties related to the planning, management and control of financial resources and of human or natural resources under the investor's authority. There is no longer a requirement for "full-time" management experience. This opens the Quebec Investor Class to professionals who spent most of their time carrying out their practice but only spent a portion of their time on management duties.
  • Interview may be waived.It is now possible for the Quebec immigration officials to process an application without requiring the investor to attend for an interview. This means that if the application is well prepared and all of the supporting documents are of good quality and present, a decision can be made much more quickly without requiring the investor to attend for an interview. The Quebec immigration officer may still require an interview if there is reason for it.
  • Management of "profitable" business no longer a requirement. The type of management experience has also changed. In addition to being able to qualify with part-time experience, an investor can also now qualify with experience in a legitimate business, even if it is not profitable. There is a requirement that the business must have had the equivalent of at least 2 full-time employees other than the investor.
  • Net worth can be by gift. The net worth of $800,000 no longer needs to be accumulated as a result of the investors own efforts. Now, gifts, as long as they were received more than 6 months before the application, and inheritances can be used in calculating the investor's net worth.
These changes are very positive for the Quebec Investor Program. We are more than pleased to assist you in an application for a Selection Certificate under the Quebec Investor Program.

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  • Work permits, including NAFTA and GATS
  • HRSDC work Confirmations
  • Study permits
  • Visitor visas
  • Temporary Resident permits
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  • Investors
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Self-employed applicants
  • Skilled Workers
  • Provincial Nominee Program applications
  • Spouse / Common-law Partner Sponsorships
  • Family Sponsorships and Appeals
  • Permanent Resident Card applications
  • Citizenship applications
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  • Stay of Removals
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  • Immigration Division inquiries
  • Citizenship Revocation defence
Joshua B. Sohn
B.A., LL.B.


Joshua B. Sohn has been practising immigration law since 1993, representing clients in a broad range of immigration and citizenship matters. Mr. Sohn a table officer on the National Citizenship and Immigration Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA). He is also Past Chair of the provincial CBA Immigration Section (BC Branch). He previously sat on the Joint Federal-Provincial Immigration Advisory Council in British Columbia and served as Chair and Legal Sectoral Representative on Citizenship and Immigration Canada's Advisory Committee (BC/Yukon). He is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

Mr. Sohn has been a frequent presenter at legal education conferences. Mr. Sohn received his LL.B. from the University of British Columbia and was then called to the bar in both Ontario and British Columbia. Mr. Sohn successfully assists clients with all types of in-Canada and overseas applications for business, family class and citizenship matters, including work permits and criminal inadmissibility applications.