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Immigrating to Québec - step by step guidelines

If you decide to immigrate to Québec, you will first have to obtain a Certificat de sélection du Québec before applying for permanent residence in Canada. Québec bases its selection on a grid of factors for which points are awarded, for example, your education, occupational skills, language knowledge and age. Whether or not you have children is also taken into account.


Your 9-step procedure!

  1. Find out about Québec
    Are you interested in living in Québec? Getting informed is a simple and inexpensive way to determine if your immigration project is feasible.
  2. Know the conditions of the Regular Skilled Worker Program.
  3. What to do before completing your official immigration application
    - Check to see if your trade or profession is regulated in Québec.
    Avoid difficulties finding work.
    - Assess the costs of immigrating to Québec including the expenses of settling in.
    - Know the average processing times for an application for a Certificat de sélection du Québec depending on your country or territory of origin.
    - Understand the selection process for applicants who have submitted an application for a CSQ under the Regular Skilled Worker Program.
    - Make the distinction between the selection and admission of workers – respective roles of the Québec government and the Canadian government.
    - Find out about the next application intake period. At regular intervals, the Ministère sets the intake period for a maximum number of applications. To find out about the next intake periods, consult the page Rules and procedures.
  4. Submit an official immigration application under Mon projet Québec
    If you submitted an application in print format before December 31, 2015, you do not use the Mon projet Québec application. If you wish to request a change to your application or to that of your spouse, you must complete the form Change to an application for a selection certificate (Dynamic PDF, 81 Kb) and return it to us, by mail, with the required documents within 30 days of the change.
  5. Submit an application for permanent residence to the Government of Canada.
  6. Prepare before your departure for Québec
    You will soon discover new horizons in Québec, where you have decided to settle. Take advantage of the time while you are waiting to obtain your permanent residence visa to prepare yourself well and embark on your process while you are still abroad. This will ease your integration into Québec after you have arrived.
  7. Proceed to Québec's reception service at the Montréal airport
    You have arrived at your destination! Consult this section for a brief overview of the entrance formalities and reception.
  8. Take steps to successfully integrate into Québec
    To make your integration process as smooth as possible, find out about the first steps to follow when you arrive in Québec as well as the services offered by the government and its partner organizations to facilitate your integration.
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