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Quebec Immigration - Benefits, Application Process, Documents & More

Quebec is one of the largest provinces in Canada, with its immigration program and selection criteria. And in the recent past, the number of immigrants for Quebec province is ramping up. Around two-thirds of those who came to live permanently in Quebec are economic immigrants, admitted through programs such as,

As well as a variety of smaller business immigration programs are there for entrepreneurs.

Overview:

Quebec is a French-speaking province, but immigration to the province is not limited to French speakers. Quebec has a variety of immigration programs for workers, students, and entrepreneurs. This guide has been created to provide you with an overview of Quebec's immigration options.

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While knowledge of French is not required for those seeking to immigrate to Quebec, it is advantageous. The majority of Quebec's immigration programs give preference to those who have demonstrated French language proficiency.

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To settle permanently in Quebec, you can apply for Canada PR in 2 stages.

  • First, apply to the Quebec Government to get a Quebec Selection Certificate (Certificat de sélection du Québec [CSQ])
  • Quebec Ministry of Immigration asses you with their own set of eligibility criteria to settle in Quebec.

If you get the certificate, that shows the province accepted you as an immigrant After receiving CSQ, apply for IRCC Canada (Immigration, Refugee, Citizenship Canada) for permanent residence.

Here are the eligibility criteria to apply for Quebec Skilled Worker Visa.

  • Age under 40 years
  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree as educational qualification
  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience
  • At least 50 score
  • Applicant should hold CSQ certificate
  • Duly filled PR application

Check the complete eligibility checklist to migrate to Quebec

To be eligible for the entrepreneurs programme, you must meet the following requirements.

Stream 1 requires you to settle in Quebec and run a business. Our Quebec immigration consultants can help you with the initial application process for this stream.

  • You must run a business that has received a service offer from a business incubator or a university entrepreneurship programme.
  • The business may be conducted by you alone or in collaboration with up to three other foreign nationals.
  • You must present your business project in the form of a business plan.

For Stream 2, you must plan to settle in Quebec with the intention of starting or buying a business.

  • You must make a startup deposit as well as a security deposit with any financial institution in the province.
  • You must deposit 200,000 CAD if your business is located outside of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM) and 300,000 CAD if your business is located within the CMM.
  • You and your spouse a must have a minimum net worth of 900,000 CAD. You must demonstrate that the money was obtained legally.
  • If you choose to start your own business in the province, you must own at least 25% of the company's equity.
  • If you choose to acquire an existing company, you must own at least fifty percent of the equity in that company.
  • The company may not engage in any of the following activities.
    • Payday loans
    • Pledge loans
    • Cheque cashing
    • Real estate or insurance-related activities
    • Sales of an adult or explicit nature
  • The company should have been in operation for at least five years prior to your application. You can seek the advice of our Quebec immigration service’s team to better understand these rules and how to put them into action.
  • Your application will also be evaluated based on the following criteria.
    • Age
    • Educational level
    • Language skills
    • Financial status
    • Immediate family members in Quebec

To be eligible for the investor program, you must have a net worth of at least CAD 2,000,000.

  • This amount should have been obtained legally. It can be obtained by you alone or in conjunction with your spouse.
  • The amount should not have been received as a donation within six months of filing your application.
  • You must have managerial experience in either an industrial, commercial, or agricultural enterprise.
  • The enterprise must have at least two other full-time employees in addition to you.
  • Intent to start the business in Quebec.

The application for Quebec Skilled Worker Visa costs you around $ 1,325.

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