QUEBEC BUSINESS IMMIGRATION
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.
There are three Quebec Business Immigration programs, each with its own requirements and selection process:
To qualify as an investor, an individual must have a specified net worth, managerial experience and be willing to make a government-secured investment for a period of five years. Financing of this investment is available through Canadian financial institutions.
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.
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.