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.
Changes have been made to the document requirements regarding the professional experience criteria; these changes entered into effect on November 25, 2015.
Immigrating to Québec to work
Each year, Québec receives thousands of immigrant workers whose skills respond to particular market needs and make it easier for them to find work. Perhaps this could also be an opportunity for you.
Why choose Québec?
Because immigrants to Québec find good job opportunities and one of the best qualities of life in the world—both in urban areas and in the regions.
Because in Québec you can achieve your goals, push your limits and expand your horizons.
Because Québec allows you to lead a full life. It’s a simple as that!
You are already in Québec for work or studies?
You are currently living in Québec for work or studies and would like to settle permanently? Find out about the Programme de l'expérience québécoise (Québec experience program). It makes permanent immigration quick and easy.
Do you wish to submit an application to immigrate to Québec?
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.
You will be given a procedure to help you get informed, evaluate your chances of being selected, make an informed decision and take the necessary steps efficiently.
Your 9-step procedure!
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.
Evaluate your chances of being selected by Québec online
You are well informed about Québec and would like to immigrate? Then you are ready to fill out a Preliminary Evaluation for Immigration (PEI). This online tool enables you to evaluate your chances of being selected by Québec. Obtain an immediate response free of charge! Note that the response received based on this evaluation is for your information only, and does not guarantee that the Québec government will select you.
Know the conditions of the Regular Skilled Worker Program.
What to to before completing your official immigration application
- Check to see if your trade or profession is regulated in Québec.
- Know the main obstacles encountered by immigrants looking for a job.
- 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.
Submit an official immigration application
Use the Mon projet Québec secure space to submit an immigration application under the Regular Skilled Worker Program.
Provide the required documents. The Ministère will inform you of its requirements by sending a message to your electronic mailbox.
If you submitted an application before December 31, in print format, 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.
Submit an application for permanent residence to the Government of Canada.
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.
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.
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.