Québec Self-Employed Program

Settle in Québec and work for yourself - for those with experience in arts, cultural or athletic activities
The Québec Self-Employed Program is an attractive option for individuals with experience in cultural, artistic, or athletic fields who wish to pursue their self-employed career in Québec. It provides a pathway to Canadian permanent residency and the opportunity to contribute to Québec's vibrant cultural and artistic communities


To immigrate to Québec as a self-employed worker, you must meet the following conditions.
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List of conditions to be honoured:

You must practise your profession or business activities in Québec, alone or with others, with or without paid help.

You must have a net worth of at least CDN$100,000. You can share this net worth with your spouse or common-law partner who is accompanying you to Québec. You must be able to demonstrate the legal origin and accumulation of your net worth.

You will need to make a start-up deposit with a financial institution located in the area where you plan to practise your trade or profession:
– Outside the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM), the start-up deposit is CDN$25,000.
– On the territory of the CMM, the start-up deposit is CDN$50,000.
You will need to make the deposit after you receive the letter that confirms the opening of your file.

You are awarded points for each factor as education, age language .. and criterion on the grid. You must obtain 63 out of 107 points on the grid to meet the cut-off for factors and criteria that have an elimination threshold.

You must obtain your attestation within a maximum of 60 days after receiving this request

If you wish to practise a regulated profession or trade in Québec, you must obtain the legal right to practise, even if you have obtained a degree or license outside of Québec


Here are the steps for applying for permanent selection under this component of the Self-Employed Program when the period for receipt of applications is open

1. Preparing and completing the required forms and documents

2. Paying your application review fee. The fees are adjusted on January 1 of each year.

  • Principal applicant: $1,176
  • Wife or husband, spouse or common-law partner: $186
  • Each dependent child: $186

3. Send your complete application by mail, in one envelope 

Direction du regroupement familial et de l’enregistrement Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration 

285, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, 4e étage Montréal (Québec) 


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What can we help you?

It’s important to choose a reputable and licensed immigration agent or consultant who is knowledgeable about the Québec immigration programs to ensure that applicants receive accurate and up-to-date information and guidance throughout the process. 

GTR Worldwide can assist with Québec immigration by providing a range of valuable services to applicants looking to immigrate to Québec as self-employee workers in the fields of culture, arts, and athletics

Obtain legal right to practice

We can help you understand the program requirements and eligibility criteria specific to the culture, arts, and athletics fields, guide you on how to access the resources and get the legal right to practise in Québec.

Guidance on Provincial Requirements

Québec has specific immigration requirements, and we can provide guidance on how to fulfill these requirements, including the completion of a Québec Selection Certificate (CSQ) application. We assist in calculating the applicant's points under the Québec immigration system, helping to ensure that you meets the minimum required points for eligibility

Application Completion

Our RCIC can help applicants navigate the application process, ensuring that all required documentation is correctly completed and submitted. This includes assistance in preparing and organizing the necessary forms and supporting materials.

Follow-Up and Communication and Ongoing Support

We provide ongoing support and guidance throughout the application process, ensuring that applicants are well-prepared and informed at every stage

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