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Quebec Entrepreneur Program


The Quebec Entrepreneurs Program is designed for people who want to actively invest in the economy of Quebec and participate in its development. The province is known for its strengths in mining, forestry and agriculture. It has also become an important center in the fields of aerospace, sciences, multimedia and information & communications technology. Please contact us for more information.


After fulfilling the conditions of the program, the applicant and accompanying dependents can obtain a permanent residence visa, and ultimately the right to apply for citizenship after meeting residency requirements.

Qualifying Criteria

  • Stream 1 :
    • You must settle in Québec to create and operate a business for which you have already received a service offer from a business accelerator or incubator or a university entrepreneurship center You can carry out your project alone or with others, up to three of whom can be foreign nationals who have submitted selection applications as entrepreneurs for the same project.
    • You must present your project in the form of a business plan.
  • Stream 2
    • You must settle in Québec to create or acquire and operate a business.
    • You must make a startup deposit and a security deposit at a financial institution with an establishment in Québec with whom you have signed a deposit agreement.
    • You must also have a minimum net worth of CAD $900,000, alone or with your spouse or de facto spouse, and you must demonstrate that this money has been legally acquired.
    • You must present your project in the form of a business plan.
    • If you choose to create a business, you must own and control at least 25% of its equity capital. If you choose to acquire a business, you must own and control at least 51% of the its equity capital.
    • Please note that you cannot acquire a business purchased in the five years prior to your selection application by an immigrant selected as an entrepreneur under the program.
  • Your application will also be assessed on the basis of other factors and criteria including: Your age, your level of education, your knowledge of French and English, your financial self-sufficiency, your visits to Québec, your family in Québec.

Costs and Procedures

The government fee schedule for applications under the entrepreneur program is as follows:


  • Principal applicant$1,099 CAD
  • Spouse or de facto spouse$174 CAD
  • Dependent child$174 CAD
  • 1Submit completed application under one of the two business components and pay fees.
  • 2Applicants that are selected for processing are invited for an interview with a government immigration officer.
  • 3After an applicant is approved for the entrepreneur program, a separate application is sent to Citizenship and Immigration Canada to complete security and medical checks.


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