NOTE: The maximum number of applications has been reached. The program is currently closed.


All Quebec Entrepreneurs will be expected to meet with the following requirements prior to their acceptance:

Criteria Requirements
Minimum Net Worth
Have legally acquired a minimum of CAD$300,000 in net worth, alone or with the help of their spouse or common-law partner in the event that the spouse or common-law partner is accompanying.

Business and/or Management Experience
Have acquired a minimum of two year work experience in business management (planning, supervision and control of human, physical and financial resources) over the course of five years prior to the submission of the candidate'€s application and controlled at least 25% of the capital equity. Must also have accumulated this work experience in a profitable business (agricultural, commercial or industrial enterprise) and in a position defined as full time.

Medical examination and a security background check.

Entrepreneur applicants must submit a business plan. This plan is the key factor in the assessment of an application. 

The government of Quebec states that Entrepreneur candidates who successfully pass the preliminary assessment of their application will be invited to an interview.

After arriving in Canada, successful applicants will be required to meet a number of conditions for at least one year during the three years after obtaining their permanent resident status. The applicant must:

  • Successfully create or acquire an agricultural, commercial or industrial business in the province of Quebec;
  • Control at least 25 per cent of the capital equity of that business, accounting for a minimum of CAD$100,000;
  • Employ a Quebec resident in the business (other than the Entrepreneur or accompanying family members) in a position of at least 30 hours a week
    (Note: the agricultural Entrepreneur is not bound to this obligation);
  • Actively participate in the management of the business.