Understanding the selection process
 
 
 
Official site of the Government of Québec
Printable version
 
Immigrate and settle in QuébecWorking in QuébecLiving in QuébecWhere to settle?Learning French in Québec or abroad

Understanding the selection process

Before submitting your application, it is important to read the immigration rules and procedures and the information regarding the application intake periods for a Certificat de sélection du Québec.

Preparing your application

Prepare your application carefully to ensure faster processing. Assessing your file will be facilitated if it is complete and admissible, and includes: the Application for a Selection Certificate (Entrepreneur and Self-Employed Worker) or the Application for a Selection Certificate—Investor, the narrative document for you and your accompanying spouse or de facto spouse where applicable, the appendices duly filled out, the declarations, the payment of required fees, certified supporting documents, conforming and readable documents.

Review of applications submitted under the Investor Program

Files submitted by applicants in the Investor subclass must comply with the requirements described in the form Documents to submit in support of the Application for a Certificat de sélection du Québec – Investors (Dynamic PDF, 841 Kb). Incomplete applications will be returned to the investor applicant, along with the fees charged.

If your application is complete and deemed admissible according to the rules and procedures for submitting applications, the Ministère, before reviewing your file, will invite you to complete and update your file in order to document any new facts or changes in the value and distribution of your declared net assets, where applicable. No documentation will be accepted after this step, unless the Ministère requests additional documentation.

Assessment of your file and, where applicable, interview

Entrepreneur candidates who successfully pass the preliminary assessment of their application will be invited to an interview.

The selection interview completes the assessment process. Notice of an interview will indicate the date, time and place and the documents to bring with you. You may use the services of an interpreter for the interview.

Self-employed worker candidates who successfully pass the preliminary assessment of their application and investor candidates may also be invited to a selection interview following a review of their application.

During review of the application, either on the basis of the file or the interview, the immigration counsellor checks the information provided in your application for a selection certificate. Particular attention will be given, according to your immigration class, to:

Investor candidate
Your intention to settle in Québec, your management experience, your investment agreement, your assets and their lawful acquisition.

Entrepreneur candidate
Your experience as a entrepreneur, your ability to successfully carry out a business plan, your efforts to acquire a business in Québec, your assets and their lawful acquisition.

Self-employed worker candidate
Your career and experience as a self-employed worker, your assets and their lawful acquisition.

The selection interview will last approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

 

  USEFUL INFORMATION  
Selection missions for businesspeople are carried out in several territories at different times of the year. Some missions can take place on the same dates in a given territory. Consult the schedule of selection missions.  
     

 

Possible outcomes of the review of the application or the interview

The counsellor may decide to:

Accept your application: If the assessment is positive, the counsellor will inform you of the next steps to take in your immigration process. He or she will inform you that your Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ) will be sent to you by mail.

Refuse your application after the interview: If the assessment determines that your candidacy does not meet the selection criteria, the counsellor will issue a letter of explanation. He or she will inform you of your right to submit, under certain conditions, an application for administrative review.

Issue a letter of intent to refuse the application: The counsellor may issue an explanatory letter of intent to refuse your application that will allow you to submit new supporting documents for your application. You will then have 90 days to provide the proofs requested. Failure to provide, by the set date, the documents requested, will result in your application being refused without further notice. You will then have the right to submit, under certain conditions, an application for administrative review.

  Haut de page
 
Policy on privacy | Médias sociaux | Déclaration de services à la clientèle | Accès à l'information | Accessibility
Last modification : 2016-09-29
Portail du gouvernement du Québec