This is an idea program for applicants who have a genuine interest to settle in the province of Quebec and have the required business or managerial skills that would enable them to establish (or acquire) a business in Quebec, offering at least one new employment for a resident in Quebec (citizen or permanent resident).
On 28 March 2018, the Quebec government announced changes to this program, dividing the 3 general categories (agriculture, commercial and industrial) into 2 program components. The details of these program components have been elucidated below:
1st Component: Under this component, the Ministère de l’Immigration, et de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion (MIDI) may select entrepreneurs who:
2nd Component: Under this component, the Ministère de l’Immigration, et de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion (MIDI) may select entrepreneurs who:
|Expression of Interest (EOI) System?||Experience Requirement||Business Plan||Exploratory Visit Requirement||Minimum Investment Requirement||PR/Work permit||Additional Requirements|
|No||Applicant is expected to have at least 2 years of business management experience in the last 5 years and mastered at least 25% of the capital equity. Applicant must have been acquired a good experience in a profitable business (agricultural, industrial, or commercial). Managerial role is also required.||Required||Not required||Applicant must own 25% of the capital equity of the business with a minimum value of $100,000.||Applicant must first obtain Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) before PR is issued.||Applicant must be willing to establish/acquire an agricultural, commercial or industrial business established in Québec.|