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.
  • Assets:
  • 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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