Quebec Business Immigration

Quebec Business Immigration

Quebec Business Immigration

Available to individuals who have acquired entrepreneurial, investor or self-employed experience and wish to settle in the province of Quebec.

All applicants under the Quebec Business/ Investor programs must show that they are capable of becoming economically established in Canada with the intention of settling in the province of Quebec following acceptance. Upon provincial approval, candidates will receive a Quebec Selection Certificate (Certificat de sélection du Québec, or CSQ).


* The CSQ is the official document issued by the government of Quebec that allows an individual to acquire a Canadian Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa once health and security aspects of the process have been completed.


There are three programs within Quebec Business/ Investor Immigration, each with its own requirements and selection process:

Your 7-Step Process

Here is an overview of the steps to take to immigrate to and start a business in Quebec. However, there is no particular order in which these steps need to be completed.


Step 1. Learn about Quebec and the business environment:

Discover Quebec and its diversified economy. It will be helpful to know about the most promising economic sectors, competitive operating costs, business taxation system, quality labour force and open and stimulating business environment are.


Step 2. Seek out business opportunities:

Look for a business opportunity in Quebec. Check out the labour market and search to fill a gap.


Step 3. Develop your business project:

Explore the many resources available to help develop your business project. A well-prepared business plan is a requirement for applying as an entrepreneur and will determine the success of your business in Quebec.

Step 4. Apply as a business immigrant:

If you’re planning to immigrate to Quebec you will need to file an official application form.


Step 5. Prepare for life in Quebec:

Prepare yourself while waiting to hear back about the status of your permanent resident visa.


Step 6. Settle in and facilitating your integration:

Find out what will be the best course of action to take upon arrival. What are the first steps and what government services will be available and of benefit to you?


Step 7. Starting a business:

You will be required to complete some formalities to start a business in Quebec or acquire an existing one. It will be helpful to be knowledgeable about these procedures before arrival.


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