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Starting a business



Aimed Profession




Attestation of Professional Specialization (ASP)

  • •11 weeks (330 hours)
  • 2 times per week: One online, one 
  • •Workplace simulation: teaching in launching a business.
  • •Personalized coaching with Latin-American instructors.
  • •Special guest throughout the formation: entrepreneurs and professionals
  • •Development of a business plan

Offered in partnership with organizations promoting entrepreneurs


Conditions of admissibility

•Permanent residence or citizenship card (original copy).

•Certificat de sélection du Québec original

•Birth certificate, original copy. Translated version by a member of the OTTIAQ is needed if the document is in another language other than French or English. 

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To complete the inscription process to the course launching a business, you must pay the corresponding inscription fee (40$). At the end of the course, you will receive an “Attestation de Spécialisation Professionnelle (ASP)”  issued by the Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport.

Course description: 330 hours being approximately 3 months

12 hours of group work per week.


Course modules

•Contemplate your business idea’s action plan and formation 30h

•Research and analysis of the information 30h

•Develop the structure of your business plan 30h

•Define the different strategies such as: market research and analysis, marketing and sales 105h

•Determine the human resources, raw and physical materials needed for the startup and operation of your business. 60h

•Research and organize the information and data needed in order to qualify for the financing of your project 75 h

Total: 330 hours