Quebec Self-Employed Worker Program

To qualify for the program, you must:

Come to Quebec to create your own job by practicing a profession or running business activities, alone or with other immigration candidates, with or without paid help;
Make a start-up deposit at a financial institution in the region where you plan to practice your trade or profession:
  • C$25000 start-up deposit if you intend to practice your trade or profession outside the Montreal Metropolitan Community (MMC) area;
  • C$50000 start-up deposit if you plan to practice your trade or profession in the MMC area;
Have minimum net assets of C$100,000 in conjunction, if applicable, with your
Accompanying spouse or de facto spouse, and evidence that you acquired these funds
legally;

Have at least two years of experience as a self-employed worker in the profession or
trade you intend to practice in Quebec.

Your application will also be assessed on other factors and requirements, such as:

  • Your age and the age of your spouse or de facto spouse, if applicable;
  • Your level of education and that of your spouse or de facto spouse, if applicable;
  • Your language skills in French or English;
  • Your financial self-sufficiency;
  • Your visits to Quebec;
  • Your family in Quebec.