The Quebec Business/Investor Immigration programs of Canadian immigration are 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 Certificat de sèlection du Quèbec (CSQ, or Quebec Selection Certificate). 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:

  • Quebec Investor Program: To qualify as an investor, an individual must have a net worth of at least CAD$1.6 million, have managerial experience and be willing to make a government-secured investment of CAD$800,000 for a period of five years. Financing of this investment is available through Canadian financial institutions.
  • Quebec Entrepreneur Program: To qualify as an entrepreneur, an individual must have a net worth of at least CAD$300,000, have managerial experience in a business that they either owned or controlled, and be willing and able to establish or acquire a business in Quebec which will create at least one incremental job in Quebec.
  • Quebec Self-Employed Person Program: To qualify as a self-employed person, an individual must have a net worth of at least CAD$100,000 and must have work experience in the profession or trade that he or she intends to practice in Quebec.

Processing Times

Quebec Business Immigration Processing Times may vary from one Canadian Immigration Visa Office to another.

Processing Fees

Quebec Business Immigration Processing Fees differ depending on the category of business immigration:

Category Fee
Investors $15,000
Entrepreneurs $1,045
Self-Employed Workers $1,045
Each dependant (entrpreneurs & self-employed only) $166


For more information on Quebec Business Immigration, see our Business Immigration FAQ or fill out a free Canadian business immigration assessment form to learn more about your options.

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