Quebec Immigration Programs

Quebec, Canada’s largest province by area, is known for its vibrant culture, diverse geography ranging from forests to rivers, and a robust economy anchored in technology, aerospace, and natural resources. Its distinct society, with a majority French-speaking population, contributes to a unique demographic profile. Quebec possesses a unique degree of autonomy in its immigration policies, setting it apart from other Provinces.


Quebec, unique in Canada for its sole official language being French, often gives priority to French-speaking immigration applicants. Nevertheless, the province provides immigration avenues for those who do not speak French, accommodating to English speaking immigrants.

Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ): Selection and Admission 

The Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ) is a crucial document for those wishing to immigrate to Quebec, signifying that the holder has been selected by the province for immigration. Obtaining a CSQ is the first step towards becoming a permanent resident in Quebec. After obtaining a CSQ, the next step involves gaining admission from the federal government for permanent residency. This two-stage process begins with Quebec’s selection based on criteria like language skills and concludes with federal approval, ensuring compliance with national immigration standards.


Quebec Entrepreneur Program

The Quebec Entrepreneur Program is designed for individuals who plan to establish and actively manage a business in Quebec. This program requires applicants to either start a new business or acquire an existing one, with a focus on creating or preserving jobs within the province. Successful candidates are granted a CSQ, moving them closer to becoming permanent residents. This initiative supports Quebec’s economy by encouraging investment and entrepreneurship within the province.

Quebec Experience Program (PEQ)

The Quebec Experience Program (PEQ) is a fast-track immigration option for individuals who have either studied or worked in Quebec. It’s designed for those with a strong command of the French language, aiming to simplify their path to permanent residency. This program benefits students and temporary workers who have integrated into Quebec’s society and labor market, offering them a streamlined application process.

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Quebec Investor Program

The Quebec Investor Program targets affluent individuals willing to make a substantial investment in Quebec’s economy. Applicants must have a net worth of at least $2 million CAD, requiring an investment of $1.2 million CAD through a Quebec financial intermediary. This initiative is designed for experienced business people seeking permanent residence in Quebec by contributing financially to the provincial economy. It requires a significant investment for a set period, after which investors may qualify for permanent residency. This program underscores Quebec’s approach to leveraging investments to support economic development.

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Quebec Self-Employed

The Quebec Self-Employed program targets individuals planning to establish themselves independently in Quebec. Eligibility hinges on possessing at least $100,000 CAD in net assets and having two years of self-employed experience. This initiative allows skilled professionals to contribute directly to the Quebec economy while providing a pathway to permanent residency.

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Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSW)

The Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSW) is designed for individuals seeking permanent residence in Quebec based on their potential economic contribution. Applicants are assessed on various factors, including education, work experience, and age, with a points-based system to determine their eligibility. While proficiency in French is not mandatory, it can significantly enhance an applicant’s score.

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Quebec offers unique opportunities for those looking to immigrate, thanks to its tailored programs. Whether you’re drawn to Quebec for its culture, job prospects, or educational opportunities, there’s a pathway for you. Ready to start your Quebec adventure? Don’t forget to complete our free assessment which allows you to find out which programs you are eligible for.

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