Canada Quebec immigrant entrepreneur

Application Fee:


Start from: $1,080

Processing Time:


24 - 48 Months

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This programme gives immigrant entrepreneurs the opportunity to start and run a business in Quebec.

You must fulfil the basic requirements, which include being a Quebec citizen, presenting your business plan, and meeting the financial requirements, among others.

You’ll be able to run your business on your own or with up to four other foreign nationals who meet the program’s criteria. However, you may be unable to receive financial aid or a loan.

Your application will be assessed based on your age, work history, financial status, and educational background. Your language skills in English and French will be checked as well.

Make sure you have all of your documents prepared ahead of time so you can file them on time.

Who is it for?

It is specifically for business people and investors who want to settle and do business in Quebec.

How to qualify?

To be eligible for this program, you must meet the following conditions:

Stream 1

  • You must establish a company in Québec for which you have already obtained a service offer from a business accelerator or incubator, as well as a university entrepreneurship center.

Stream 2

  • You must settle in Québec to create or acquire and operate a business.

The process

The rules that regulate the intake and processing of permanent selection applications apply to applications submitted by economic immigration candidates as well as undertaking applications submitted through the Program for Refugees Abroad’s collective sponsorship stream.

The documents needed

  • travel document
  • credentials
  • medical and security certificates

Government fees

The processing fees schedule for all immigration applications submitted to the provincial government is published by the Quebec Ministry of Immigration, Diversity, and Inclusion (MIDI).

Application fees: $1080

Source: Immigration Quebec

Additional information

Other considerations and requirements that will be included in your application include:

  • Your age
  • Your educational background
  • Your command of the French and English languages
  • Your financial independence
  • Your visits to Québec
  • Your relatives in Québec