Examination of the application
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Examination of the application

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.

Selection factors

Your application under the regular selection program for skilled workers is assessed based on your socio-occupational characteristics and, where applicable, those of your accompanying spouse or de facto spouse.

Whether you are alone or in a couple, your application will be assessed according to a selection grid and must obtain a pre-determined number of points at the pre-selection and selection stages. If you attain the required number of points, you can obtain a CSQ.

The following factors are considered when assessing your application:

Determination of the principal applicant of a couple

If only one member of the couple works or studies in Québec, the principal applicant must be the one who is working or studying. The spouse or de facto spouse who holds a permit to stay as accompanying personor who obtained a work or study permit after arriving in Québec may not submit a CSQ application as principal applicant from Québec. However, this person could be the principal applicant if the application were filed from abroad.

If both members of a couple have come to Québec as temporary workers, the principal applicant should be the one who has the most advantages for entering the Québec labour market judged by training, work experience and knowledge of French and English. You can fill out the Preliminary Evaluation for Immigration (PEI) online form to determine whether you or your spouse should be the principal applicant.

However, if during the review of the application, the immigration officer determines that the choice of principal applicant puts the couple at a disadvantage and that both members of the couple held temporary resident status when the application was filed, the officer may choose the other member of the couple to be the principal applicant.

False or misleading declarations or documents

Applicants must give accurate and verifiable information. Information that is unclear, inaccurate, false or misleading could result in rejection of the application at any stage in the selection process.

The Minister may refuse to examine any application for a certificate from a person who, within the past five years, has presented an application containing false or misleading information or documents.

Consequently, if it is established that you made false declarations or provided false documents to support an application for a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ) or a Certificat d’acceptation du Québec (CAQ), you must wait five (5) years before being able to submit a new application.

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