Do you wish to immigrate to Québec and do business there? A
typical immigration procedure, based on the actual experience of numerous immigrants,
is described below. Take the time to read it carefully and learn about the
steps you can take to make your immigration a success.
Following a decision by the governmentdecision published in the Gazette officielle du Québec on March 27, 2013, the Ministère de l’Immigration et des Communautés culturelles is renewing its rules relating to the intake of applications according to immigration class.
To find out if you can submit an application for a selection certificate, consult the page Intake of applications.
If you have not yet decided to immigrate to Québec, you will find a
wealth of information to help you make an informed decision.
If you have already made up your mind, take advantage of this opportunity
to save both time and energy. You will find plenty of tips to make your immigration
and integration easier, but also to assist you in investing in Quebec or establishing
or buying a business there.
Your 7-step procedure!
Here is an overview of the steps you will have to take to achieve
your immigration and business goals. You can carry them out in any order you
Finding out about Québec and the business
Discover Québec and its diversified, modern and dynamic economy.
It will be useful for you to know about its most promising sectors, competitive
operating costs, corporate taxation system, quality labour force and open
and stimulating business environment. Québec offers you a wealth
of potential! Find out more.
Applying as a business immigrant
You’re planning to immigrate to Québec and want to file an
official application form. Please note that no priority or special consideration
is given to the file of an applicant who uses the services of an immigration
intermediary. To directly submit your application for the immigration
program of your choice, find out about the appropriate procedure.
Making an exploratory trip to Québec
The experience of many business immigrants has shown that it is a preferable
to devote one or two years to carefully preparing your immigration plan.
This is the ideal time to make one or more exploratory
trips to Québec.
Developing your business project
A number of resources are available to help you develop, evaluate and put
down on paper your business project. Don’t hesitate to use them.
Preparing a business project is among the conditions for your business
to succeed in Québec.
Preparing for you life in Québec
Take advantage of the time it will take to receive your permanent resident
visa to prepare yourself. This will make you and your family’s integration
that much easier.
Going into business or acquiring a business
You will have to complete a number of formalities to establish your business
in Québec. Do not hesitate to use the assistance available to guide
you in your business endeavour in
If you’re looking for a business
opportunity, there are a variety of
sources that can provide information on attractive options.
Getting settled and facilitating your family's
Find out about the first steps you should take as soon as you arrive and
the services offered by the government and its partner organizations to facilitate
your integration and that of your