The Quebec Self Employed Worker Program

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About the program

What is the Quebec Self Employed Worker Program?

This program allows Self-Employed workers to come to Quebec to practice their profession or business activities, alone or with others.


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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Come to Québec to practice a profession or business activities, alone or with others, with or without paid help

Start-up deposit

Make a start-up deposit at a financial institution located in the region where you intend to practise your trade or profession:

  • C$25,000 start-up deposit if you intend to practise your trade or profession outside the Montréal Metropolitan Community (MMC) area
  • C$50,000 start-up deposit if you intend to practise your trade or profession in the MMC area
Net Assets

Have minimum net assets of C$100,000 in conjunction, if applicable, with your accompanying spouse or de facto spouse, and proof of its source and lawful acquisition


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

Note that even if you have already launched your career project in Québec, you may still be eligible for the Self-Employed Worker Program, as long as the project has not yet been fully implemented. However, you will still have to observe all of the Program’s rules, which include meeting the financial requirements.

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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