Quebec Entrepreneur Visa

The Quebec Entrepreneur category of Canadian immigration was designed to allow qualified business owners and managers the opportunity to obtain a Canada immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa, provided that they can effectively create or acquire an agricultural, commercial or industrial business in the Province of Quebec.

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.


Quebec Entrepreneur Visa Requirements

There are a number of requirements to be fulfilled to apply for an Entrepreneur visa such as:

• You must have net assets of at least C$300,000 that have been legally obtained

   with, where applicable, your married or common-law spouse provided he or she

   is accompanying you.

• You must have at least two years’ experience in running a business acquired

   during the five years preceding the date you submitted your application in a

   lawful and profitable business (agricultural, industrial or commercial) that you

   manage, alone or with your accompanying spouse or common-law spouse,

   controlling at least 25% of the capital equity.

• You must have experience in running a business is here defined as the actual

   and full-time assuming of the responsibilities and duties related to the

   planning, management and control of material, financial and human resources,

   provided that such responsibilities and duties are not assumed in the context of

   an apprenticeship, training or specialization process attested to by a diploma.


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