Quebec Investor Program

Quebec Immigration Investor Program

Applicants who have acquired entrepreneurial, investor, or self-employed experience and wish to settle in the province of Quebec can apply for the Quebec Investor Program.

Candidates will receive a Quebec Selection Certificate (Certificate de selection du Québec, or CSQ) once they fulfill other criteria to qualify for this program. Quebec certificate of selection is an official document issued by the government of Quebec that allows an individual to acquire a Canadian Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa once health and security aspects of the process have been completed.

Primary Requirements To Qualify
  • Investment Provision: Applicant is required to commit to make an investment of $800,000 CAD into passive government guaranteed investment for a period of 5 years with no interest.
  • Net Worth Clause: Must possess a legally acquired net worth of $1.6 million CAD.
  • Perquisite Experience: The candidates must have at least 2 years management experience in the last 5 years with an entity having minimum 2 employees (fulltime). Such entity can be a government agency, international agency, department, etc.
  • Should intend to settle in Quebec
  • A successful medical examination along with security checks.
Key Benefits
  • Permanent Residency in Canada: The applicants selected under Quebec Investor Program can acquire a permanent residency in Canada along with their families. It’s an added advantage as the applicants and their families can enjoy the access to free healthcare, education, and other benefits that permanent residents have.
  • Investment is Risk Free:Quebec Investor Program offers a risk-free investment. The Investment is guaranteed by the government. Moreover, the investment amount is not only low compared to other investment programs, but is also returned after 5 years.
  • Language Ability:The applicant with “advanced intermediate” proficiency in French won’t be subject to the cap.
  • There is no waiting period: Like most of the other investor immigration programs Quebec Investor Program doesn’t apply prerequisites for permanent residency, i.e. creating jobs, etc.

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Quebec Entrepreneur Program

The Quebec entrepreneur program is a program developed by government of Quebec and National government of Canada allows the foreign nationals to migrate to Quebec as business owners.

The program is intended to attract the entrepreneurs who wish to develop or purchase a business in Quebec.

Successful applicants can apply for Canada permanent residence visa, provided they abide by the Quebec business immigration rules and all the Quebec Entrepreneur Program requirements were sufficiently met.

Quebec Entrepreneur Program Components
  • You can commence by starting a business or purchasing a company in Quebec. The applicants may also qualify for Quebec entrepreneur program if you previously purchased a qualifying business in Quebec.
Start or Acquire A New Business In Quebec

Applicant can create a new business in Quebec and his proposal must state that:

  • The business is of industrial (such as manufacturing), commercial (such as retail sales), or agricultural genre.
  • The business will be in Quebec.
  • The applicant can provide at least 25% of the capital equity in business, either by himself or along with the spouse.
  • The capital equity has a value of $100,000
  • The applicant must manage the business on daily business or participate as a management and operations partner
Prior Business Acquisition In Quebec

Applicants can also apply if they have already acquired a qualifying share of a Quebec business and his proposal must state that:

  • The business is of industrial, commercial, or agricultural in nature.
  • The business must be in Quebec.
  • The business was not handled by another participant in the province under entrepreneur program during the past 5 years.
  • The applicant can provide at least 25% of the capital equity in business, either by himself or along with the spouse.
  • The capital equity has a value of $100,000
  • The applicant must manage the business on daily business or participate as a management and operations partner
Eligibility Criteria

The applicant can qualify for this program if they possess sufficient assets and have managerial experience in the operation of a business.

  • The applicants must provide evidence that they possess legally obtain assets of value $300,000.
  • If you are with your spouse then the assets can belong to you individually, or to the spouse alone or to both of you jointly.
  • You must poove that you are financially self-sufficient to carry out your living expenses during your first three months of residency in Canada along with a capability to bear the expenses of your family members.
  • Managerial Experience
  • The applicants under this program must have at least 2 years’ experience in operating a small business.
  • These two years of experience must be within five years prior to the date the business immigration Quebec application is submitted.
  • The experience must be in a legitimate business whether industrial, commercial, or agricultural and must hold at least 25% of the capital equity in the business.
  • The following duties must have been part of their experience: business planning, control and management of business finances, management of material usage, decision maker for HR.
Selection Factors

The selection factors for Quebec entrepreneur program are:

  • Age
  • Proficiency in French and English languages (see below)
  • Relevant education and training
  • Personal qualities and character
  • Knowledge of Quebec
  • Ties to Quebec
  • Quality of business plan
Other Essential Information
  • If an applicant fulfills the eligibility criteria and qualifies for Quebec entrepreneur program then the individual will be granted an interview wherein the applicant need to explain and defend their business plan to Immigration Quebec authorities.
  • Applicants eligible and selected for Quebec entrepreneur program can bring along an interpreter.
  • Making a market visit and performing a thorough research along with an appropriately crafted business plan is a key to getting selected under Quebec entrepreneur program.

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Self-Employed Persons Program

Migrate to Canada through Self-Employed Persons Program is for applicants who can migrate to Canada by generating their own employment in Canada.

According to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), to qualify for the Self-Employed Persons Program and migrate to Canada, the applicant must have either:

  • At least two years of experience of participation or self-employment in cultural activities or athletics.
  • The intention and ability to make a significant contribution to the cultural or athletic life of Canada.


  • At least two years of farm management experience.
  • The intention and ability to be able to buy and manage a farm in Canada.

The applicant and the applicant’s immediate family members must:

  • Complete and pass the medical exams
  • Complete and pass the security risk assessments
  • Demonstrate that they have sufficient settlement funds to support themselves and their family once they arrive in Canada.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) assesses applicants according to the following criteria:

  • Experience in the chosen field (maximum 35 points)
  • Education (maximum 25 points)
  • Age (maximum 10 points)
  • Potential to adapt (maximum 06 points)
  • Language proficiency in English and/or French (maximum 24 points)
    • To prove language proficiency, the applicants must provide test results from any of the following:
      • The Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP)
      • The International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
      • The Test devaluation de Français (TEF)

Applicants must earn a minimum of 35 out of 100 points in the Points Test if they want to immigrate to Canada as a self-employed person.

In addition to the criteria mentioned above, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has categorized occupations that qualify for application under the Self-Employed Persons Program. These include:

Professional Occupations in Art and Culture
  • Librarians
  • Archivists
  • Authors and Writers
  • Editors
  • Journalists
  • Professional Occupations in Public Relations and Communications
  • Translators, Terminologists, and Interpreters
  • Producers, Directors, Choreographers and Related Occupations
  • Conductors, Composers, and Arrangers
  • Musicians and Singers
  • Dancers
  • Actors and Comedians
  • Painters, Sculptors and Other Visual Artists
Technical and Skilled Occupations in Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport
  • Library and Archive Technicians and Assistants
  • Technical Occupations Related to Museums and Art Galleries
  • Photographers
  • Film and Video Camera Operators
  • Graphic Art Technicians
  • Broadcast Technicians
  • Audio and Video Recording Technicians
  • Other Technical and Coordinating Occupations in Motion Pictures, Broadcasting and the Performing Arts
  • Support Occupations in Motion Pictures, the Performing Arts and Broadcasting.
  • Announcers and Other Broadcasters
  • Other Performers
  • Graphic Designers and Illustrators
  • Interior Designers
  • Theatre, Fashion, Exhibit and Other Creative Designers
  • Artisans and Crafts persons
  • Patternmakers – Textile, Leather and Fur Products
  • Athletes
  • Coaches
  • Sports Officials and Referees
  • Program Leaders and Instructors in Recreation, Sport and Fitness
Other Information:

The Quebec Self-Employed Program is designed for applicants who have the ability to immigrate to Quebec by generating their own employment in Quebec.

In order to qualify for the program, the applicant must have:

  • At least two years of experience in the occupation they intend to pursue including but not limited to athletics, cultural activities, or farm management.
  • A minimum net worth of $100,000 of legally acquired funds. The applicant’s spouse’s funds count towards this total.
  • The intention and ability to create their own employment by pursuing an occupation they possess experience in.

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