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Permanent 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 selection grid for skilled workers; they entered into effect on August 5, 2015.


You wish to immigrate to Québec and work here? The following is a typical procedure based on the experiences of a great number of immigrants. Take the time to read it. It will give you an idea of the steps you have to follow to achieve your immigration plan. This may be the beginning of a process that will change your life. Success depends largely on you and your efforts.


If you are currently residing in Québec for work or studies and you would like to immigrate permanently, read the specific procedure for temporary workers or foreign students.  



Your 6-step procedure!

If you have not yet made the decision to immigrate to Québec, this standardized procedure will provide you with a wealth of information to help you make an informed decision.

If you have already made up your mind, save yourself some precious time. This procedure is filled with practical advice to speed up your immigration and integration proceedings.

Are you currently residing in Québec for work or studies and wish to settle here permanently? Find out about the Programme de l'expérience québécoise (Québec experience program), which allows for quick and easy access to permanent immigration.

  1. Finding out about Québec
    Do you like the idea of living in Québec? Have you thought about everything that this change in your life will involve? Getting the facts is a simple and inexpensive way to determine if your immigration plan is feasible.

  2. Evaluating online your chances of being selected by Québec
    You are well-informed about Québec and would like to immigrate? You may already fill out the 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!

  3. Submitting an official immigration application
    Your plan to immigrate is becoming more concrete and you would like to submit an official immigration application. Note that special treatment is not given to applicants who retain the services of an immigration intermediary. Find out about the steps to follow to submit an official application.

  4. Preparing before departure to make your integration into Québec easier
    You will soon be leaving for Québec where you will begin a new life and discover new horizons. While waiting to obtain your permanent resident visa, take the time to prepare yourself and take certain steps before leaving. This will make it that much easier for you to integrate into Québec life.

  5. Proceeding to the Immigration-Québec office upon arrival at the airport
    You have reached your destination! Consult this section for an overview of the entry and reception formalities.

  6. Taking steps to integrate successfully into Québec
    To make your immigration process as smooth as possible, find out about the steps to follow once 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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