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Fees and payment methods


The fees levied by the Québec government for processing immigration applications are indicated below (Application for a Selection Certificate).

Fees in effect – Permanent worker
December 31, 2015
As of
January 1, 20161
Principal applicant
Spouse or de facto spouse
Each dependent child


The fees required must be paid in full, in Canadian currency only, by you or by a third party. These fees are non-refundable, even if your application is refused or rejected.

1 The increase affects the fees payable under An Act Respecting Immigration to Québec and the Regulation respecting the selection of foreign nationals as well as the fees for an Évaluation comparative des études effectuées hors du Québec (comparative evaluation for studies done outside Québec). The 1.09% adjustment corresponds to the increase in Québec’s consumer price index for the period ending on September 30, 2015. It respects the requirements of Section 83.3 of the Québec government’s Financial Administration Act.

Method of payment

Only the following payment methods are accepted:

  • credit card (online payment only for applications submitted as of January 5, 2016)
  • certified cheque drawn on a Canadian bank;
  • cashier’s cheque;
  • cheque issued by a Canadian company;
  • Canada Post money order;
  • bank draft drawn on a Canadian bank;
  • credit card (if you mail in your application, you must fill in the form Payment by credit card, sign it and attach it to your application).


For applications for a Certificat de sélection du Québec submitted before December 31, 2015, you must complete the Payment by credit card form if you are requesting the addition of a spouse or child to your immigration file.

NOTE! Cheques and bank drafts must be made payable to the Minister of Finance of Québec and must be mailed to the Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion. Be sure to indicate on the reverse side of the cheque the name of the applicant in block letters. Payment in cash, by personal cheque or by traveller’s cheque is not accepted. You must also enclose the personal identification form with your payment.

The payment must be sent to the Direction du courier, de l’encaissement et de l’évaluation comparative in Montréal, regardless of your current place of residence.


Temporary workers and foreign students living in Québec and wishing to stay permanently:



To find out more

Processing times


Useful link

  • Citizenship and Immigration Canada - Fees for permanent residence.


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