Application process - Entrepreneurs

Quebec Entrepreneur Program

A Quebec entrepreneur is defined as a foreign national with at least two years (within the five years preceding the submission of the application) of management and ownership experience in a lawful and profitable agricultural, industrial or commercial enterprise who creates, acquires or participates in the active management of a lawful and profitable agricultural, industrial or commercial enterprise that will immediately employ at least one full-time resident of Quebec (30 hours per week), other than the foreign national and his accompanying dependants (R21 (b)). The entrepreneur must control at least 25% of the shares of the new enterprise which must have a value of at least $100,000 CAD.

Quebec Entrepreneur Class applicant will:

  • Demonstrate a legally acquired personal net worth of at least $300,000 CAD;
  • Demonstrate significant ownership and day to day senior management of a successful business for 2 years in the previous 5 years;
  • Commit to investing a minimum of $100,000 CAD into establishing, purchasing or expanding a business or entering into a successful partnership, in which they will retain at least 25% ownership interest;
  • Commit to creating at least one full-time job for a Canadian citizen or permanent resident in Quebec;

Applicants are also evaluated according to various selection factors and must obtain a minimum number of points against a selection matrix based notably on their education, work experience, age, language proficiency, business plan, and ties to Quebec.

Provincial Nominee Entrepreneur Program:

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