The Quebec Business Immigration programs are catered to entrepreneurs, investors and self-employed persons who wish to reside and manage a business in Quebec.
Applicants under the Quebec Business Immigration programs are required to prove that they are capable of becoming economically established in Canada and intend to settle in the province of Quebec after being accepted.
Successful applicants will receive a Quebec Selection Certificate (Certificat de sélection du Québec, or CSQ) and will then have to meet the requirements of the Canadian government before being approved for permanent residence.
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 in order to qualify as an investor. They will be able to finance this investment through Canadian financial institutions.
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 in order to qualify as a self-employed worker.
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 in order to qualify as an entrepreneur.