Entrepreneur programs
About the ProgramThe Quebec Self-Employed Worker Program allows certain self-employed people to immigrate to Quebec and create their own job. In order to qualify for this program, an applicant needs to have net assets of at least $100,000 CAD and two years of experience as a self-employed worker in the field they plan to practice in Quebec.
Requirements:

Work Experience

Have at least two years of experience as a self-employed worker in the profession or trade they plan to practise in Quebec.

Education

Relevant tertiary or skills qualification in your field

Age

Ideally between the ages of 18 and 35

Language Skills

Proficient in Canada's official languages (basic, moderate, high)

Adaptability

Adaptability How easy it would be to assimilate into Canadian society

Net assets

At least $100,000 CAD that have been legally obtained with, when applicable, an accompanying spouse or common-law partner.

Entrepreneur programs

The Canadian immigration Entrepreneur Program is designed to attract experienced entrepreneurs who intend to own and actively manage a business in Canada. This Canadian immigration program aims to grow the Canadian economy while also creating new jobs for Canadian citizens and Canadian permanent residents. It should be noted that entrepreneurs intending to live in Quebec are not eligible under this program and should apply under the Quebec Entrepreneur Program.

Once approved under the Federal Entrepreneur program, the investor along with his or her immediate family, can then apply for their Canadian permanent visas. Applicants must either establish a new business or acquire at least 33.3% equity in an existing and qualified Canadian business (in which the applicant must actively manage). The business must also create at least one new employment position for a Canadian citizen or Canadian permanent resident.

    Eligibility Requirements:

  • 1. The applicant’s intended destination is anywhere in Canada, except Quebec .
  • 2. The applicant must have a minimum net worth of $300,000 CAD, that has been legally obtained;
  • 3. The applicant must have sufficient business experience. This can be demonstrated by having previously managed and owned a qualified business;
  • 4. The applicant, or his accompanying family members, must not be found inadmissible for medical or security reasons.
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