The Quebec Entrepreneur Program

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About the program

What is the Quebec Entrepreneur Program?

The Quebec Entrepreneur Program allows applicants who wish to create and run a business in Quebec to obtain the Canadian permanent residence.


Direct path to to permanent residence

Renewable after 5 years


Flexible in terms of age, education levels and language abilities

Coming to Canada faster

Possibility to come to Canada with a work permit before obtaining the permanent residence

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Stream 1

No minimum investment is required. Also, this is the only program where up to four foreign nationals can team up together for the same project as part of an application.

  • You must settle in Québec to create and operate a business for which you have already received a service offer from a business accelerator or incubator or a university entrepreneurship center. You can carry out your project alone or with others, up to a maximum of three other foreign nationals who have submitted applications for permanent selection as entrepreneurs for the same project.
  • You must present your business project in the form of a business plan, along with a service offer from an accepted entity as described above.
  • No minimum investment required
  • No minimum of net worth required
  • The main application can include up to 4 foreign nationals for the same project

5 simple steps


Explain your business idea to Exeo

Let Exeo connect you with the right business incubator

Exeo prepares and submits your application under the Quebec Entrepreneur Program

Once your application is approved, our team will prepare and submit your permanent resident visa application

Issuance of the permanent residence visas

Exeo also offers the possibility to prepare and submit a work permit application allowing you to come to Canada faster to get started with your business project.

Stream 2

  • Minimum $900,000 CAD of net worth
  • Investing CAD $200,000 (outside Montreal region) or CAD $300,000 (in Montreal region) to start a business
  • OR Acquiring at least 51% of an existing business in Quebec with same amounts of investment required to start a business
  • Investing CAD $200,000 as a security deposit (refunded after showing that the business plan has been carried out)

Why choose Exeo?

With many years of experience in immigration, the Exeo team is here to assist you with your immigration and investment project, from A to Z.

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