**Please note this stream is no longer in affect. It ended in 2016. **
Quebec’s business and immigration programs are slightly different than either the federal program or the other Provincial Nominee Programs. If you want to settle in the province of Quebec, you’ll need expert guidance.
Fortunately, Quebec is very open to entrepreneurs, self-employed individuals and investors just like you. With our help you will have everything you need to bring your business to Quebec.
All applicants under the Quebec Business/Investor programs must show that they are capable of becoming economically established in Canada with the intention of settling in the province of Quebec following acceptance. Upon provincial approval, candidates will receive a Quebec Selection Certificate (Certificat de sélection du Québec, or CSQ). The CSQ is the 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.
There are three programs within Quebec Business/Investor Immigration, each with its own requirements and selection process:
To qualify as an investor, an individual must have a net worth of at least CAD$1.6 million, have managerial experience and be willing to make a government-secured investment of CAD$800,000 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 net worth of at least CAD$300,000, have managerial experience in a business that they either owned or controlled, and be willing and able to establish or acquire a business in Quebec which will create at least one incremental job in Quebec.
To qualify as a self-employed person, an individual must have a net worth of at least CAD$100,000 and must have work experience in the profession or trade that he or she intends to practice in Quebec.
Quebec Business Immigration Processing Times may vary from one Canadian Immigration Visa Office to another.
- Quebec Investor Application Processing Times
- Quebec Entrepreneur Application Processing Times
- Quebec Self-Employed Application Processing Times
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Don’t let all of the opportunities that are awaiting you in Quebec pass you by. Contact CIP today to figure out which of Quebec’s Business & Investor immigration programs are right for you. We can’t wait to help you pursue your business goals in this exciting province.