Quebec Entrepreneur Program

Entrepreneurs interested in immigration to Quebec can apply under one of the program’s two streams. 

Stream One is focused on new businesses or startups established in the province with the support of a business incubator/accelerator or university in the province.

Stream Two is focused on owner-funded and operated businesses. 

Stream 1: 

Foreign nationals interested in applying under Stream One of the Entrepreneur Program will need to obtain a passing score of 41 points under all factors in the Quebec Economic Class selection grid for the Quebec Entrepreneur Program in order to be considered for selection.

Candidates under Stream One of the Quebec Entrepreneur Program can obtain points for factors such as education level, areas of training, age, language proficiency in French and English, and stay and family in Quebec. There are no additional points awarded for applicants with a spouse or common-law partner. 

Requirements:

  • Secondary School
  • Contract to prove financial self-sufficiency
  • Provide a service offer from an enterprise incubator/accelerator or university entrepreneurship centre and demonstrate successful evaluation of the business project

Stream 2:

Foreign nationals interested in applying under Stream Two of the Quebec Entrepreneur Program will need to obtain a passing score of 81 points in all 13 factors under Quebec’s Economic Class selection grid to be considered for selection.

Candidates under Stream Two of Quebec’s Entrepreneur Program are awarded points for factors that include education level, areas of training, age, language proficiency in French and English, and stay and family in Quebec.

Requirements:

  • Secondary School
  • Contract to prove financial self-sufficiency
  • Holds and controls, alone or with the accompanying spouse or common-law partner, at least 25% of the equity of the enterprise he or she creates or at least 51% of the equity of the enterprise he or she acquires. The value of an applicant’s financial contribution must be equal to or greater than the amount that must serve to start up the business project
  • Have at least financial resources of $900,000.