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Assess the costs of immigrating to Québec including the expenses of settling in

Evaluating the cost of immigrating to Québec, including the expenses of settling in, will help you avoid any surprises and plan a realistic budget.

  • Fees levied by the Gouvernement du Québec for processing an immigration application (Application for a Selection Certificate).
  • Fees levied by the Government of Canada for a permanent residence application (visa).
  • Fees for the translation of the various documents to be provided as part of your procedure.
  • Fees related to your procedure with a regulatory body for your profession or trade, if applicable.
  • Fees related to the Évaluation comparative des études effectuées hors du Québec (Comparative Evaluation for Studies Done Outside Québec) (sometimes required, this evaluation is a good tool when looking for a job). See Évaluation comparative des études effectuées hors du Québec
  • Financial resources to meet the needs of your family. You must be aware of the cost of immigrating to Québec as well as typical living expenses and the Canadian exchange rate for your currency. These costs include transportation to Québec, housing, heating, taxes, food, clothing, education, private insurance, etc.

IMPORTANT : As a selected immigrant, you have committed to have sufficient financial means to meet your needs as well as those of your family for at least the first three months after you arrive in Québec. Please remember that you must have this minimum amount at your disposal when you arrive in Québec.

 

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Minimum amount required to meet your needs during the first three months in Québec

Cost of living in Québec (housing, food, transportation)


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