Quebec Investor Program
To be eligible for the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program, applicants must have, alone or with their accompanying spouse, a net asset of at least $1,600,000 CAD. This should exclude any amounts received by donations six months prior to the date of which the application was filed.
Applicants for the program must have experience in management in a legal farming, commercial or industrial business, or in a legal professional business where the staff, excluding the investor, occupies at least the equivalent of two-full time jobs, or for an international agency or a government or one of its department or agencies.
All applicants must intend to reside and settle in Quebec and sign an agreement to invest $800,000 with a broker or trust company authorized to participate in the Investor Program.
Quebec Entrepreneur Program
Applicants must have a net asset of at least $300,000 CAD that has been legally obtained, alone or with their accompanying spouse.
In addition, applicants must have at least two years of experience in running a business acquired during the five years preceding the date of the submitted application in a lawful and profitable business, that the applicant either manages alone, or with their accompanying spouse and controlling at least 25% of the capital equity. The experience in running a business should be full time assuming 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.
Your application must be presented in one of the two following program components:
- Ability to carry out a business project component: this means that you will have to submit a business project with the purpose of creating or acquiring a business (agricultural, industrial or commercial) in Quebec that you will manage yourself or that you will participate in as management and operations partner on a daily basis. You must control, alone or with your accompanying spouse at least 25% of the capital equity with a value of at least $100,000 CAD.
- Acquisition of a business in Quebec component: you will have to acquire in Quebec, alone or with your accompanying spouse, at least 25% of capital equity in a business (agricultural, commercial or industrial) with a value of at least $100,000 CAD. You will have to arrange the business yourself or participate in a business as management and operations partner on a daily basis.
Assessment of the application will also take into account other factors such as age, the nature and duration of the training, language skills and personal qualities and knowledge about Quebec.
In addition to your arrival in Quebec, you will have to comply by certain conditions for at least one year during the three years after obtaining permanent resident status.