Applying to immigrate to Québec as an entrepreneur – Stream 1 : Innovative business

Here are the steps for applying for permanent selection under this component of the Entrepreneur Program.

Period for receiving applications

You can submit an application at any time.

There is no maximum number of applications to be received.

Preparing and completing the required forms and documents

Prepare your application carefully to avoid lengthening the processing time.

To consult or print the documents in PDF format, you must use Adobe Reader software, available free of charge on the Adobe website This hyperlink will open in a new window..

You can fill out the forms directly on the screen. You must then print and sign them.

MANDATORY FORMS FOR BOTH PROFILES:

FORM TO BE ATTACHED ONLY IF APPLICABLE:

This form is required if you wish to include your dependent child(ren) under 18 years of age in your application without the other parent accompanying you. This form must be completed and signed by the non-accompanying parent. You must also submit a photocopy of the non-accompanying parent's identity document. 
General notice

Your documents must be:

  • Fully completed and signed; 
  • Written entirely in French or English; otherwise they must be accompanied by a French translation by a recognized translator This hyperlink will open in a new window.;
  • Provided in the required format This hyperlink will open in a new window.;
  • Submitted within the established timelines.

Paying your application review fee

Full payment of the required fee must be included with the required forms and documents.

Here are the fees for reviewing an application for permanent selection effective January 1, 2024. The fees are adjusted on January 1 of each year.

Principal applicant: $1,211

Wife or husband, spouse or common-law partner: $192

Each dependent child: $192

The fees must be paid:

  • In full;
  • In Canadian funds only;
  • By you or a third party;
  • When the application is deposited or mailed.

These fees are not refundable even if the application is rejected.

Accepted payment methods

You may pay by the following payment methods.

By credit card

You must complete and sign the Payment by credit card form (PDF 140 Kb) and attach it to your application, otherwise it will be returned to you. Please clearly indicate the amount to be paid on the form. If the credit card transaction is declined, you will not be notified and your entire file will be returned to you by regular mail.

By postal money order and bank draft

The following postal money orders, cheques and bank drafts are accepted:

  • Canada Post money order;
  • Bank draft drawn on a Canadian bank.

Postal money orders and bank drafts must be:

  • Made out to the Minister of Finance of Québec;
  • Mailed to the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration, together with your application;
  • Be identified with your name in print on the back.

The following payment methods are not accepted:

  • Cash payments;
  • Personal cheques;
  • Traveller’s cheques.

Mailing your application

You must send your complete application by mail, in one envelope.

You must attach to your application:

  • The following forms :  
    • Application for permanent selection; 
    • Appendix to Application for Permanent Selection; 
    • Narrative document; 
    • Business plan; 
  • Other forms that apply to your situation
  • The documents to be submitted in support of your application
  • The payment of the fees required to review your application

Ensure you send a complete application to avoid it being returned to you unprocessed.

You must mail everything to the following address:

  • Address

    Direction du regroupement familial et de l’enregistrement 

    Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration 

    207-1200, boulevard Saint-Laurent

    Montréal (Québec)  H2X 0C9 

    CANADA 

Using a representative to submit your application

You do not need to retain a paid representative to undertake your immigration process. No priority or special treatment will be granted to you if you use the services of an immigration professional.

If you do decide to retain a paid representative, see the Get represented in your immigration procedures page.

Add or remove a family member after submitting your application to immigrate

If you have already submitted an application for permanent selection, you may add or remove a family member.


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Last update: April 18, 2024

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