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Know the average processing times for an application for a Certificat de sélection du Québec

The time required to process applications varies according to a number of factors, including selection objectives by geographic pool and immigration category, volume of applications and international context.

These processing times apply to applications for a Certificat de sélection du Québec only. They do not apply to permanent resident applications submitted to the Government of Canada.

Information on processing times is updated regularly.

Timeframes for the three steps required to process your application

After selecting the country or territory where you legally reside, you will see a table indicating the timeframe, in number of months, for each of the steps involved in the Ministère’s processing of your application:

Processing time of your application in three steps

After selecting the country or territory where you legally reside, you will see a table indicating the timeframe, in number of months, for each of the steps involved in the Ministère’s processing of your application:

  1. Verification of documents submitted: The Ministère verifies if your application is complete, that is, if you have submitted all of the necessary documents in the required format. To find out about format requirements and the translation of the documents you must submit, see the page Document requirements and the List of authorities recognized for certifying documents. If your application is complete, a preliminary review will be conducted without any further notice. If your file is incomplete, it will be rejected and you will be informed.

    Important: If you submitted your application online, do not send any documents until the Ministère has sent you a personalized list of documents necessary for the review of your application.

  2. Preliminary review: If your application is complete, the Ministère conducts a preliminary review of your application based on the selection criteria in effect and informs you of the results and any additional steps that may be necessary.

  3. Selection review: The Ministère completes the review of your application and renders a decision based on the selection criteria in effect. In some cases, this review may require an interview with an official from the Ministère. If this is the case, you will receive a notice of appointment from the Ministère.

Missions for selection interviews for skilled workers are held overseas on a regular basis. Consult the Schedule of selection missions, which is updated regularly.

Procedure

To find out the processing times for each step, select the country or territory where you legally reside (the one you indicated in your application for a Certificat de sélection du Québec):

Canada (Québec only)


Verification of documents submitted
(as of the official date of receipt of your CSQ application by the Ministère)
(Timeframe in number of months)
Preliminary review
(Timeframe in number of months)
Selection review
(Timeframe in number of months)
7 1 à 3 1 à 9

 

IMPORTANT

The timeframe indicated in the table for each of the steps is the current timeframe, in number of months. However, this timeframe can vary depending on various factors. When, for a given country or territory, 0 (zero) is indicated for the verification of the documents submitted step, this means that this step has been completed for all of the applications submitted, and only the preliminary review and selection review steps remain.

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