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Application for Selection Certificate and appendices – Entrepreneurs or Self-Employed Workers

Be sure to consult the immigration rules and procedures. entered into effect on April 1, 2015. Before submitting your application, it is important to read the information regarding the application intake periods for a Certificat de sélection du Québec.

Modifications have been made to the List of areas of training; they entered into effect on January 26, 2015.

Carefully follow the instructions provided when filling out your application. The application must include the form, duly completed and signed, all necessary documents, and payment of the required fees (in Canadian currency only), otherwise it will be returned to the applicant without being processed.


To submit an application for a selection certificate, you must submit the following documents:


  • Before officially applying for immigration (Certificat de sélection du Québec), which requires you to pay certain non-refundable processing fees, you can first evaluate online your chances of being selected by Québec. You will receive an instant response free of charge!
  • Depending on your field of activity, you may have to contact the regulatory body governing the practise of your profession or trade. In some cases, you may begin procedures to have your training or diploma recognized from abroad.

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Other appendices for businesspeople (where applicable)


Do not forget to include the following documents:

  • all required declarations
  • all the supporting documents required according to your territory and your situation
  • the payment covering fees for examining your file.


Applications from entrepreneur or self-employed worker candidates must be sent by mail or courier, to the Direction de l'enregistrement et de l'évaluation comparative, in Montréal. Only one application can be sent at a time. Applications dropped off in person will not be accepted.

Processing times will vary according to territory, volume of applications and staff available.

Since the files are strictly confidential, no information is given out over the telephone. Applicants are informed of the progress of their file by mail or by fax.



  • To request a change to your application for a selection certificate or that of your spouse, complete the Change to an application for a selection certificate (Dynamic PDF, 82 Kb) form and return it to us along with the necessary documents within 30 days after the change.
  • If you are an entrepreneur or a self-employed worker, you must also pay a fee for adding a person to your application for a selection certificate.



  • Before submitting an official immigration application, familiarize yourself with the typical procedure for businesspeople. It will provide you with an overview of the procedures to follow to achieve your immigration goals.
  • Make sure you enclose all the required documents with your application. For more information, see Understand the selection process.



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  • You can complete on line the forms marked "dynamic." Print, sign and send them by mail.
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