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Fees and payment methods



The application must include the forms, 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.


The application must be submitted to the Direction du courrier, de l’encaissement et de l'évaluation comparative in Montréal.



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

Fees in effect since January 1, 2015 –
Permanent worker
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, at the time the application is dropped off or mailed. These fees are not reimbursed, even if your application is refused.

Method of payment

Only the following payment methods are accepted:

  • 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).


NOTE! Cheques and bank drafts must be made payable to the Minister of Finance of Québec and must be mailed with your file 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.

If your credit card payment is refused, the Ministère will not contact you to advise you of the refusal and your entire file will be returned to you by regular mail.

BY MAIL: You must include, in the same envelope, the form duly completed and signed, all of the documents required depending on your situation (appendices, declarations, etc.) as well as payment of the fees required to the Direction du courrier, de l’encaissement et de l'évaluation comparative in Montréal.


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.



To find out more

Processing times


Useful link

  • Citizenship and Immigration Canada - Fees for permanent residence.


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