International Buyers - Canadian Acquisition Partners

Through Canadian Acquisition Partners my clients have access to the best legal, financial and accounting advice.


Foreign nationals are looking to invest in Canadian real estate because Canada is a secure environment with a stable legal system and financial system.

Canada and the Canadian economy is regarded as a safe-haven for currency, business and human rights.

Strong Bank of Canada policies resulted in a virtual avoidance of the U.S. sub-prime crisis in 2008.

There are no restrictions for a non resident buyer. A local partner is not required and a non-resident may purchase as many properties as they wish.

In addition, there are a range of attractive real estate investments including residential, commercial, ranch/agribusiness, and tourism.

Although there are many benefits to Canadian investment there are unique financial planning aspects which foreign investors should consider:

Ownership structure - (1) The advantages and disadvantages of various ownership structures: personally, jointly with a spouse, through a Canadian company or through a foreign company, US LLC, US trust, and Bare Trust Corporation (2) The difference between legal title and beneficial ownership. 

Financing - Financing to reduce income taxes even if you have the cash. Minimizing foreign exchange risk.


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Craig Doherty Sotheby's International Realty Canada 
350 Centre Road Lions Bay  BC  V0N 2E0 

Mobile: 604-396-9555 Phone: 604-922-6995  Fax: 604-922-6289 Email: