C-11, r. 3 - Regulation of the Office québécois de la langue française respecting the definition of the term “head office” and the recognition of head offices eligible for special agreements with the Office
5.Every business firm whose activities extend beyond Québec and less than 50 % of whose average gross income during the 3 years prior to the request accrues from outside Québec may request the Office in writing that its head office established in Québec be recognized as eligible for an agreement if the firm is unable to comply, in implementing its francization program within its head office, with one of the program elements outlined in section 141 of the Act, having taken into account sections 142 and 143 of the Act, for one of the following reasons:
(a) its frequent business contacts outside Québec;
(b) the complexity of the techniques used;
(c) its requirements for specially-trained staff;
(d) the effects that implementation of its francization program within the head office may have on its competitive position.