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Immigrating and Starting a Business in Québec

Do you have an interested in Canada immigration, especially to Québec, and starting a business there? There are certain steps that will be helpful when migrating to this historic French-speaking province.

Resources abound which will help you with the basics of your move to your new home and beginning your business there. You might want to make a trip there first, to explore the business environment before making the application to immigrate as an entrepreneur.

Business in Québec

Do you speak French? You will be better prepared for your new home with the languages of French and English; however, there are many classes that you might take after you arrive. The government of Quebec offers classes; some students may receive financial aid with these classes. Starting a business here with a business plan is a wise and necessary choice for many immigrants.

As a modern and diverse economy, there are many good reasons to start a business in Québec. The province offers the following:

  • A diversified economy
  • An economy that is dynamic, modern and looking outward
  • A labour force that is highly skilled
  • Competitive operating costs
  • A corporate tax system that is advantageous

Business Immigrant

There are several steps to become a business owner through an application as a business immigrant. You will need to know the difference between the roles of the Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec and their roles. Canada is responsible for the admission of business immigrants to its territory; however, Canada’s government admits to Quebec only those who have been selected by the province.

Explore Québec First

You will want to take a trip to Quebec before you apply by the submission of your application. Your business plan can then include the important parts that are necessary for your business to succeed.

Your business project is a necessary part of establishing a application as an entrepreneur and will be analyzed by a person within the Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation.

Learn About Life in Québec

By learning about the society within the province, the languages and values, you will be better prepared for a move to this province as well as establishing your business. You may need to estimate costs of living and find out about housing. Some factors to consider include:

  • Transportation
  • Health services
  • Childcare
  • The right place to live

Learning French is a good beginning to your life in Québec. Family members might also consider this when migrating to Canada.

Some Programs to Explore

There are three business immigration categories to explore. These are for people of high net worth who wish to settle in the province. These are the following:

  • 1. Quebec Immigrant Investor
  • 2. Quebec Immigrant Entrepreneur Program
  • 3. Quebec Immigrant Self-Employed Program

If you are thinking of starting a business and migrating to Quebec, we can tell you more about entrepreneur programs and the provinces as well as help you plan a visit first, with a temporary visitor visa. To learn more, contact us.

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