Completing and sending in the official immigration application
Following a decision by the governmentdecision published in the Gazette officielle du Québec on March 27, 2013, the Ministère de l’Immigration et des Communautés culturelles is renewing its rules relating to the intake of applications according to immigration class.
Please note that the Ministère is applying new rules for the intake of applications for the Québec Selection Certificate (CSQ). From now on, several verifications will have to be done before a file can be opened. In this context, the Ministère has suspended its 30-day commitment to send a letter confirming that a new file has been opened.
- 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. You must send us all documents in a single mailing. Any documents sent after that will be returned to you.
To make an official immigration application, applicants who submit an application in the Investor subclass must complete the Application for a Selection Certificate − Investor (Dynamic PDF, 793 Kb). If your spouse, including de facto spouse, is accompanying you, he or she must complete the appropriate section of this form.
Applicants who submit an application in the Entrepreneur and Self-Employed Worker subclass must complete the Application for Selection Certificate – Entrepreneur of self-employed worker (PDF, 720 Kb) and the Contract
respecting financial self-sufficiency. If your spouse or de facto spouse is accompanying you, he or she must also complete an Application
for a Selection Certificate. The spouse or de facto spouse must always indicate his or her name at birth.
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.
Do not forget to include the following documents:
For businesspeople, applications must be submitted or mailed to one of the two following offices: the Bureau d'immigration du Québec in Hong Kong (countries covered) or the Service aux gens d’affaires in Montréal (for the other countries).
Processing times will vary according to country, the volume of applications and the 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.
Change in your family situation
To add a spouse, please submit an Application for a Selection Certificate in your subclass (Investor, Entrepreneur or Self-Employed Worker) duly completed by your spouse and accompanied by all of the documents and supporting documents required.
You must submit a certified true copy of the marriage or birth certificate, or, in the case of a de facto union, proof that you have lived together for at least 12 months.
You must also pay the fees for adding a person to your Application for a Selection Certificate.