Preparing the file
To apply for a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ – Québec selection certificate), you must complete the Application for selection certificate – Principal applicant, spouse or de facto spouse following the instructions and enclose the following with your application:
IMPORTANT (pas traduit?) : La demande doit obligatoirement contenir le formulaire dûment rempli et signé, tous les documents requis ainsi que le paiement des frais exigés (en devise canadienne uniquement) sinon elle sera retournée au demandeur sans avoir fait l’objet d’un traitement.
If you wish to have your spouse or de facto spouse immigrate with you, the latter must complete an Application for selection certificate – Principal applicant, spouse or de facto spouse separate from yours.
The required supporting items vary depending on the Québec immigration office where you submit your application.
If you meet the conditions allowing you to submit your CSQ application to the Direction de l’immigration économique – Amérique du Nord, see the list of forms and documents to enclose with your official immigration application.
Please note that the Ministère is applying new rules for the intake of applications for the Québec Selection Certificate (CSQ). From now on, several verifications will have to be done before a file can be opened. In this context, the Ministère has suspended its 30-day commitment to send a letter confirming that a new file has been opened.
All documents provided in support of your CSQ application which are not originals must be authenticated by the institution which has custody of the originals or by the legal authority competent to certify a document copy as genuine.
All documents that you enclose with your application which are written in a language other than French or English must be accompanied by an official translation into French or English done or approved by an accredited translator.
If you are eligible for submit your application for a CSQ to the Direction de l'immigration économique – Amérique du Nord and plan to apply for permanent residence to the Centralized Intake Office in Canada, in Sydney, Nova Scotia, you may attach the Generic Application Form for Canada (IMM 0008) to your CSQ application.
If the decision on your application is positive, the Generic Application Form for Canada (IMM 0008) will be returned to you with your CSQ. You do not need to enclose the fee to process your permanent residence application at the CSQ application step.