QUEBEC BUSINESS PROGRAM

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

You must settle in Quebec 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 a
maximum of three other foreign nationals who have submitted
applications for permanent selection as entrepreneurs for the same
project.

You must present your business project in the form of a business plan,
as well as a service offer.

You must obtain, by the prescribed deadline, an attestation of learning
about democratic values and the Quebec values. The members of your
family accompanying you (your spouse of 16 years of age or older and
your dependent children of 18 years of age or older) must also obtain
the attestation.

Investor Program
To be eligible for the Investor Program, you must:

  • Have, alone or with your accompanying spouse or de facto spouse,
    legally acquired net assets of at least C$2,000,000, excluding any
    amounts received by donation less than six months before your
    application is submitted.
  • Have management experience for at least two years in the five
    years preceding the application for selection. This experience must
    include duties related to the planning, management and control of
    financial, human or material resources under your authority. This does
    not include experience acquired in an apprenticeship, training or
    specialization leading to a diploma.
  • Intend to settle in Quebec.
  • Sign an investment agreement with a financial intermediary (broker or
    trust company) authorized to participate in the Investor Program
  • Make a five-year term investment of C$1,200,000 with Investissement
    Québec – Immigrants Investisseurs Inc.
  • Obtain, by the prescribed deadline, an attestation of learning about
    democratic values and the Quebec values. The members of your family
    accompanying you (your spouse of 16 years of age or older and your
    dependent children of 18 years of age or older) must also obtain the
    attestation.

Self-Employed Worker Program
To be eligible for this program, you must:

Come to Quebec to practice a profession or business activities, alone
or with others, with or without paid help.

  • Make a start-up deposit at a financial institution located in the region
    where you intend to practice your trade or profession:

    • C$25,000 start-up deposit if you intend to practice your trade or
      profession outside the Montréal Metropolitan Community (MMC)
      area
    • C$50,000 start-up deposit if you intend to practice your trade or
      profession in the MMC area
    • Have minimum net assets of C$100,000 in conjunction, if
      applicable, with your accompanying spouse or de facto spouse, and
      proof of its source and lawful acquisition
  • Have at least two years of experience as a self-employed worker in
    the profession or trade you intend to practice in Quebec.
  • Obtain, by the prescribed deadline, an attestation of learning about
    democratic values and the Quebec values. The members of your family
    accompanying you (your spouse of 16 years of age or older and your
    dependent children of 18 years of age or older) must also obtain the
    attestation.

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Canada's McGill University has filed the largest number of patents granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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Canada's McGill University has filed the largest number of patents granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

According to the World Economic Forum, Canada has the most reliable banking system in the world.

According to the World Economic Forum, Canada has the most reliable banking system in the world.
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According to the World Economic Forum, Canada has the most reliable banking system in the world.

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Foreign trade represents more than two thirds of Canada's gross domestic product (GDP).
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Foreign trade represents more than two thirds of Canada's gross domestic product (GDP).

Canada has no taxes on capital or inheritance.

Canada has no taxes on capital or inheritance.
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Canada has no taxes on capital or inheritance.

The life expectancy of Canadians is 80,2. The life expectancy of our American neighbours is 77,8 years.

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The life expectancy of Canadians is 80,2. The life expectancy of our American neighbours is 77,8 years.

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Of the 20 largest cities in Canada, 17 are no more than one and a half hours by road from the United States.
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Of the 20 largest cities in Canada, 17 are no more than one and a half hours by road from the United States.

Immigrants to Canada do not lose their original nationality.

Immigrants to Canada do not lose their original nationality.
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Immigrants to Canada do not lose their original nationality.

Canada has the highest per capital immigration rate in the world.

Canada has the highest per capital immigration rate in the world.
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Canada has the highest per capital immigration rate in the world.

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which includes Mexico, the United States and Canada, is the world’s largest trading block.

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which includes Mexico, the United States and Canada, is the world's largest trading block.
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North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which includes Mexico, the United States and Canada, is the world's largest trading block.

Immigrants are responsible for two thirds of the growth of the Canadian population.

Immigrants are responsible for two thirds of the growth of the Canadian population.
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Immigrants are responsible for two thirds of the growth of the Canadian population.
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