39. The Minister may enter into an agreement with a financial intermediary who is an investment dealer or a trust company to allow the foreign national to take part in the investor program. The financial intermediary must
(1) be registered with the Autorité des marchés financiers and not be the subject of a suspension of rights;
(2) have its head office in Québec and its executive office, including the upper management and the administration responsible for the monitoring of the annual plans and operating budgets; and
(3) have been acting as an investment dealer or a trust company for at least 3 years.
The subsidiary of Investissement Québec referred to in paragraph 3 of section 37 is also part of the agreement referred to in the first paragraph.