Check my Eligibility for the Consulting Services Program
To be eligible for the Consulting Services Program, the owner of the small-scale food processing business must be actively engaged in its operations and processing activities. Also, the small‑scale food processing business must:
- have at least 10 employees, including its representative, for completing its processing activities
- use one or more small-scale processing processes for manufacturing, i.e. processes that are not automated and not performed on an ongoing basis
- primarily resort to Quebec raw materials, including agricultural products, algae, mushrooms or non‑timber forest products, for completing its processing activities when these raw materials are available in Quebec
- have a top line not coming from or less than 50% of which coming from activities completed as a caterer, restaurateur, or grocer (supermarket)
Start-up small-scale food processing businesses may also access the Consulting Services Program if they can meet the previously noted criteria within 36 months.
For more information, contact
your region’s processing advisor.