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Quebec Entrepreneur Program

The Quebec Entrepreneur Program

Note: For the period from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018, no application for a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) will be received under the Quebec Entrepreneur Program.

Quebec entrepreneur business program is aimed at individuals who possess entrepreneurial skills and who are intending to invest and operate an agricultural, commercial or industrial business in Quebec, while giving them the opportunity to obtain permanent residency in Canada.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Purchase (in whole or in part) or establish a business in the agricultural, industrial or commercial sectors, with the minimum amount of CAD $100,000.
  2. Hold at least 25% of the capital equity of the same business.
  3. Commit to manage or participate in managing the business in Quebec.
  4. Create at least one full time job for a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident (agriculture entrepreneur is exempt from this condition).
Program Benefits 1. Get most social benefits that Canadian citizens receive, including health care coverage,
2. Live, work or study anywhere in Canada,
3. Apply for Canadian citizenship (if requirements are met),
4. Protection under Canadian law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Are there any restrictions as a permanent resident?
Permanent residents are not allowed to:

Quebec Entrepreneur Frequently Asked Questions

Am I able to bring my family with me to Quebec if I am successful?
Your immediate family and spouse who you want to bring with you to Canada will need to be included in your application as your dependents (excluding children 19 years or over). In this case, once your application is successful you are able to bring your family with you.  

For more information, please fill out our Free Assessment and find out if you qualify.

Liaison Office:

Campbell Cohen Law Firm (Canadavisa)
1980 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 800
Montreal, QC, Canada
H3H 1E8
Tel: +1-(514) 937-9445 (ext 4608)
Tel: +1 (514) 940 46 08
Tel: +1 (514) 312 22 32
Fax: +1 (514) 937-2618

MENA Region and Europe
Head Office & Mailing Address:
Quebec Investment Consultation and Management Services LLC
​Ibrahim Al-Qattan St. Building # 21, 2nd floor
P.O. Box 811 Amman 11831 Jordan
Tel: +962 (6) 585 6164
        +962 (6) 585 6165
        +962 (6) 585 6765
Mobile: +962 (79) 268 2204
Fax: +962 (6) 585 6169
E-mail: Send QICMS an e-mail