Quebec Entrepreneur Program

Quebec Entrepreneur Program

Entrepreneurs can apply under one of the following:

Stream One: new businesses or start-ups that are established in the province with the support of a business incubator/accelerator or university in the province.

Stream two: Owner-funded and operated businesses

 

 

 

 

Requirements for Entrepreneurs to obtain PR in Quebec

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

Stream One

Candidates will score points for factors such as
 Age
 Education Level
 Areas of Training
 Language proficiency in both French and English, and
 Family in Quebec

Note: Passing score is 41 points and candidates with a spouse or common-law partner cannot score additional points.

Note:
1. Under the stream one there is no list of support organizations, that is business incubators, business accelerators, and university entrepreneurship centers authorized to support entrepreneur applicants and their projects, nor are there any regulated criteria intended to recognize these organizations.

2. For assistance business entrepreneurs may consult a list of projects from business incubators, business accelerators, and university entrepreneurship centers, supported by the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation, for information.

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A business incubator, a business accelerator or university entrepreneurship centre that wants to support an entrepreneur applicant and his/her project must meet the appropriate definition:

 A “business accelerator” is an organization with an establishment in Québec that offers support services, particularly for finding financing, to people whose business projects are aimed at the growth of innovative companies

 A “university entrepreneurship centre” is an organization managed by an academic institution referred to in Section 1 of the Act Respecting Educational Institutions at the University Level (chapter E-14.1), or an organization affiliated with such an institution and that provides mentoring services to entrepreneurs

 A “business incubator” is an organization with an establishment in Québec that offers mentoring services, including hosting, to, people whose business projects are aimed at the creation of innovative businesses.

The organization must demonstrate its ability to support the applicant and his/her project. It must write a service offer in which it presents the services it intends to offer the entrepreneur to accomplish his/her project. The support organization must also present:
 The proposed support plan (list and description of services that it plans to offer the applicant to carry out the project)

 The operation plan (detailed budget for the service offer and the schedule for carrying out the support activities, i.e. the services offered)

 Its expertise as a business accelerator, business incubator or university entrepreneurship centre (its skills and achievements in relation to the entrepreneur’s project).

Stream Two:

Foreign candidates will score points for factors such as
 Age
 Education Level
 Language proficiency in both French and English
 Financial self-sufficiency
 Visits to Quebec and
 Family in Quebec

Note:
1. Passing score is 81 points in all 13 factors under the Quebec’s Economic Class selection grid
2. Candidates with a spouse or common-law partner cannot score additional points and
3. Applicants need to provide a performance guarantee deposit of CAD $ 200, 000. This amount is refundable if they meet certain conditions.

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Note:

The business must not be involved in any of the following activities:
 Payday loans, cheque cashing, or pawnbroking

 Real estate development or real estate or insurance brokerage

 Production, distribution, or sale of pornographic or sexually explicit products or services related to the sex industry, such as nude or erotic dancing, escort services or erotic massages

Entrepreneurs under the stream two must find a financial institution in Quebec to make the start-up deposits and security deposits

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Quebec self-employed worker Program

Candidates who can establish themselves as independent tradesperson or professional in the Quebec Province may apply for Permanent Residence (PR) under this program. They must abide to the following conditions:

 Organize the work
 Provision of required tools and equipment
 Choose the right means of work performance
 Undertake most of the specialized duties, and
 Collect profits and compensate for the loss risks resulting from the business.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

Foreign self-employed candidates will score points for factors such as
• Age of the candidate and age of spouse or de facto spouse if applicable
• Education Level of the candidate and age of spouse or de facto spouse if applicable
• Language proficiency in both French and English
• Financial self-sufficiency/deposit funds/financial resources and
• Family in Quebec and
• Visits in Quebec

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Note to self-employed candidates

If candidates wish to practice a regulated profession or trade-in Québec as a self-employed worker, they must contact the competent regulatory body in Québec as soon as possible. They must familiarize themselves with the conditions and take the steps required to obtain legal authorization from that regulatory body to practice their profession or trade-in Québec.

A diploma or license obtained outside Québec does not automatically confer the right to practice a regulated profession or trade-in Québec.

In addition, to practice a profession governed by a professional order in Québec, candidates must pass a French language examination if they cannot provide proof that they have appropriate knowledge of French, in accordance with Section 35 of the Charter of the French Language (chapter C-11).

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