The Quebec Business Immigration programs are available to individuals with the required entrepreneurial, investor, or self-employed experience who wish to settle in the province of Quebec.
All applicants under the Quebec Business Immigration programs must show that they are capable of becoming economically established in Canada and have the intention of settling in the province of Quebec following acceptance. Successful applicants will receive a Quebec Selection Certificate (Certificat de sélection du Québec, or CSQ) and will then have to meet Government of Canada requirements before being approved for permanent residence.
Effective January 1, 2020, a new selection condition regarding the learning of democratic values and the Québec values expressed by the Charter of human rights and freedoms applies to all new permanent selection applications submitted under one of the economic immigration programs. For more details, see the page about the attestation of learning about democratic values and the Québec values.
Quebec Investor Program
To qualify as an investor, an individual must have C$2million in legally acquired net worth. A managerial experience of minimum of 2 years over the course of 5 years prior to submission of application, and be willing to make a government-secured investment of C$1.2 million for a period of five years. Financing of this investment is available through Canadian financial institutions. All immediate members of the candidate’s family (spouse and dependent children) are included in the application and have the same status as the candidate.
Quebec Entrepreneur Program
To qualify as an entrepreneur, an individual must have a specified net worth, business project, deposit amount (start-up and security) and be willing and able to establish or acquire a business in Quebec and participate actively in a managerial role.
Quebec Self-Employed Worker Program
To qualify as a self-employed worker, an individual must have a specified net worth, have work experience in the profession or trade that he or she intends to practice in Quebec and deposit a specified amount based on the region where they will be working.