21. The economic class includes a foreign national at least 18 years of age in one of the following subclasses:
(a) “skilled worker”: a foreign national who settles in Québec to hold employment the foreign national is likely able to hold;
(b) “entrepreneur”: a foreign national who has at least 2 years of experience in the operation of an enterprise that the foreign national acquired in the 5 years preceding the date of filing of the application and comes to Québec i. to create or acquire an enterprise to manage himself, or to participate as an associate in the management and daily operations of an enterprise, and control at least 25% of the equity, alone or with his accompanying spouse, including de facto spouse, that percentage being worth at least $100,000 if the enterprise is
— an agricultural enterprise situated and operated in Québec; or
— an industrial or commercial enterprise situated and operated in Québec that will employ on a permanent basis and for a minimum of 30 hours per week at least 1 Québec resident other than the foreign national and the foreign national’s accompanying family members; or
ii. after acquiring, alone or with the foreign national’s accompanying spouse, including de facto spouse, at least 25% of the equity, that percentage being worth at least $100,000, of an enterprise described in subparagraph i, to manage the enterprise himself or to participate as an associate in the management and daily operations of the enterprise;
(c) “self-employed person”: he comes to Québec to create employment for himself by practising a profession defined in the National Occupational Classification;
i. he has experience in management in a legal farming, commercial or industrial business, or in a legal professional business where the staff, excluding the investor, occupies at least the equivalent of 2 full-time jobs, or for an international agency or a government or one of its departments or agencies;
ii. he has, alone or with his accompanying spouse, including de facto spouse, net assets of at least $1,600,000 obtained legally, excluding the amounts received by donation less than 6 months before the date on which the application was filed;
iii. he comes to settle and to invest in Québec in accordance with the provisions of this Regulation;
(e) (subparagraph revoked).
Subparagraphs i and ii of subparagraph b of the first paragraph are conditions within the meaning of subsection 2 of section 98 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (SOR/02-227).