(The Minister will not receive any application under this Program between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018 – 2017-004 Ministerial Order from the Minister of l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion dated March 24, 2017)
If the Self-Employed person (“Self-Employed”) (alone or with the accompanying spouse, including de facto spouse) has the required experience, financial resources and meets the criteria listed below and in those of applicable law and regulations, BDIA can assist the Self-Employed to file an application under this program to immigrate to Canada.
The Self-Employed must be at least 18 years of age.
The Self-Employed must have a minimum of 2 years experience acquired before the filing of the Application for a Certificat de sélection du Québec. The experience must be based on the duration of the profession the Self-Employed exercised on his own and which he intends to practice in Quebec. The profession needs to be defined in the National Occupational Classification (NOC).
The Self-Employed (alone or with the accompanying spouse or de facto spouse) must have net assets of at least $100,000 CAN obtained legally. Legitimate activities or businesses are those that do not contravene the laws of the host country and are generally accepted in Western countries. Illegal activities are, for example, smuggling, drug trade, corruption, tax evasion.
The Self-Employed (alone or with the accompanying spouse or de facto spouse) must meet the regulatory passing score:
Preliminary Processing Phase
- The passing score is 38 points out of a total of 77 – Self-Employed is without spouse or de facto spouse.
- The passing score is 45 points out of a total of 90 – Self-Employed is with spouse or de facto spouse.
- The passing score is 44 points out of a total of 83 – Self-Employed is without spouse or de facto spouse.
- The passing score is 51 points out of a total of 96 – Self-Employed is with spouse or de facto spouse.
The points are distributed among the following factors:
- 14 points – Training (Education Level: 14 points; & Areas of Training: 0 point);
- 16 points – Experience. Cutoff is 7 points (2 years);
- 10 points – Age;
- 22 points – Language Proficiency (French: 16 points – English: 6 points);
- 8 points – Stay and Family in Quebec (Stay in Quebec: 5 points; – Family in Quebec: 3 points);
- 13 points – Spouse – Education Level: 4 points; Areas of Training: 0 points; Experience: 0 points; Age: 3 points; Language French proficiency: 6 points;
- 1 point – Financial Self-Sufficiency [1 point]; Cutoff: 1 point;
- 6 points – Adaptability;
- 6 points – Financial resources; Cutoff: 4 points ($100,000 CAN).
The Self-Employed must come to settle in Quebec in compliance with the applicable regulations.
Additional requirements apply and will be discussed during BDIA’s evaluation of your eligibility.