Investment Canada Act

maple leafs Non-Canadians who acquire control of an existing Canadian business or who wish to establish a new unrelated Canadian business are subject to this Act, and they must submit either a Notification or an Application for Review.

Investment Canada Act Feature

Annual Report
The Annual Report on the administration of the Investment Canada Act for 2013–14 is now available.


Thresholds for Review — 2015
It is expected that the amount will be 369 million dollars for the year 2015. The official amount will be published in the Canada Gazette in early 2015.

  • FAQs
    Our FAQs contains frequently asked questions concerning the applicability and the requirements of the Act. If you are not familiar with the contents of this site, you will want to read this.
  • The Investment Canada Act and Regulations
    The Act and Regulations prescribe the legal responsibilities of non-Canadians investing in Canada and the information which they are required to submit.
  • Thresholds for Review (last update February 24, 2014)
    If your investment is subject to the Act, you must submit either a Notification or an Application for Review. The thresholds change annually and determine which form you must submit.
  • Annual Reports
    Annual Reports on the administration of the Investment Canada Act.
  • Forms
    Once you have determined which one to use, you may access these forms to submit your information.
  • Guidelines, Interpretation Notes, and Administrative Documents
    These documents will assist you in the interpretation of certain parts of the Act which may apply to you.
  • Decisions (last update January 13, 2015)
    As Applications for Review and Notifications are resolved, they are published here on a monthly basis. They contain only the information which may be disclosed under the Act.
  • Statistics (last update November 6, 2014)
    Contains annual comparative quarterly statistical information extracted from the information received from investors.
  • Other Sites
    Our web site deals strictly with the administration of the Investment Canada Act. However, this section contains links to sites which provide investors with assistance and information which are more specific to business matters.