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Quebec Self-Employed Worker Program
About the ProgramSelf-employed applicants are primarily differentiated from skilled worker applicants in that they come to Quebec to create their own job by practicing a profession or engaging in commercial activities.
Quebec Self-Employed Program, the applicant must meet the following conditions Have two years of self-employed experience, in the profession or trade they intend to practice in Quebec
  • 1. have two years of self-employed experience, in the profession or trade they intend to practice in Quebec;
  • 2. possess a personal net worth of $100,000 CAD, legally acquired, alone or with an accompanying spouse or common-law partner;
  • 3. register a start-up deposit of at least $50,000 if the self-employed candidate is based in the metropolitan area of Montreal, and $25,000 if the candidate is located outside of Montreal.

Applicants must also meet applicable occupational entry or licensing requirements.

Like skilled workers, the self-employed applicant is assessed under various selection factors and must obtain a minimum number of points based on their education, work experience, age, language proficiency, stays and family in Quebec, financial sufficiency, and, if applicable, spouse’s age, education and language ability.

Intention to Reside All applicants must demonstrate an intention to live and work in Quebec.
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