The Quebec Self-Employed Worker Program enables qualified individuals the opportunity to establish themselves as permanent residents so that they can effectively establish themselves as an independent traders or professional in the province.
Note: The Quebec government reached the intake quota assigned for the Quebec Self-Employed Worker Program in December 2018. However, candidates with approved and recognized language test results having an intermediate-advanced proficiency in Speaking and Reading in French can still apply and have until October 31, 2019, to do so.
Quebec is all open for self-employed foreign nationals who are interested in immigrating Quebec to work as an independent trader or professional. Besides meeting the minimum requirements for the program, the Government of Quebec says the self-employed worker must accept the following conditions:
Applicants for the Québec Self-Employed Worker programme are required to provide proof of their own desire to settle permanently in Quebec. As part of the hiring process, a screening session may be scheduled with a self-employed applicant in Québec.
Take into account Suggested minimums
Level of Education: Diploma from a Senior Institution
Background working in a self-employed capacity
Have worked for at least two years in the job or craft they plan to pursue once they settle in Québec.
Do your best to demonstrate your financial independence by submitting a contract.
Funding to launch
If you’re in the Montréal region, open a business bank account and put at least $50,000 to get things rolling. Anyone applying from outside of Montréal will need to put down $25,000 to secure their spot.
Bare-bones minimum wealth
Be lawfully able to demonstrate a minimum of C$100,000 in net wealth, either individually or jointly with a husband or common-law partner.