QUEBEC BUSINESS IMMIGRATION – ENTREPRENEUR
The Quebec Entrepreneur category of Canadian immigration was designed to allow qualified business owners and managers the opportunity to obtain Canada immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa, provided that they can effectively create or acquire an agricultural, commercial or industrial business in the Province of Quebec.
PLEASE NOTE: As of June 29, 2012, the Quebec Entrepreneur program has been temporarily suspended. No new applications will be accepted at this time.
All Quebec Entrepreneurs will be expected to meet with the following requirements prior to their acceptance:
After arriving in Canada, the Quebec Entrepreneurs will have to adhere to a number of conditions for at least one year throughout the course of the three years after having obtained their Permanent Resident status. They 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 that the agricultural Entrepreneur is not bound to this obligation);
- Participate in the management of the business.