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Processing times

The time required to process applications varies due to a number of factors (overall selection objectives by geographic pool and immigration category, volume of applications for a Québec Selection Certificate submitted from various countries and territories, international context).

These processing times apply to applications for a Québec Selection Certificate only. They do not include those that apply to applications to the Government of Canada for permanent residence.

Information regarding processing times is updated regularly.

Procedure

Identify your country or territory of habitual residence (the one you recorded in your application for a selection certificate). Applications currently processed during the selection interview are those that were SUBMITTED IN THE MONTHS INDICATED and were COMPLETE at that time (ready for the interview: duly completed form and declarations, certified supporting documents, certified translation, full payment of fees). Currently, no selection interviews are being conducted in countries or territories where no month has been indicated.

To find out about processing times, select the country or territory where you legally reside (the one you recorded in your application for a Québec Selection Certificate):

 

 

  USEFUL INFORMATION  
Selection missions for skilled workers are carried out in several countries and territories at different times of the year. Some missions can take place on the same dates in a given country or territory. Consult the schedule of selection missions which is regularly updated, but is subject to change at any time.  
     

Asia Direction de l’immigration économique - Asie


Countries or territories of residence
Month (see note)

Afghanistan, American Samoa, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bora Bora, Brunei, Cambodia, Caroline Islands, Christmas Island, Cook Islands, East Timor, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Johnston Atoll, Kiribati, Kosrae, Laos, Macao, Malaisia, Maldives, Mariana (Islands), Marshall islands, Micronesia, Midway Island, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Pacific Islands, Pakistan, Palau (Belau), Papua New Guinea, People's Republic of China, Philippines, Pitcairn Island, Ponape, Sabah, Sarawak, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Tahiti, Taïwan, Thailand, Tonga, Truk Island, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wake Island, Wallis, Western Samoa, Yap Island

No selection interview
for these countries or territories currently1 and 2
 

 

1 If you have submitted an application for immigration, consult the next update for more information.
2 Please note that, for some of these countries and territories, we have not received any applications for immigration.
3 If you have submitted an application for immigration before this date and your file is complete, you should have been called for a selection interview.

Africa (excluding the Maghreb) – Direction de l’immigration économique – Afrique subsaharienne


Countries or territories of residence
Month (see note)

Angola, Ascension Island, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoro Islands, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, French Southern Territories, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Réunion, Rwanda, Saint-Helena, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tristan da Cunha, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

No selection interview
for these countries or territories currently1 and 2
Cameroon
June 20113
Ghana
August 20113
 

 

Latin America – BIQ in Mexico City


Countries or territories of residence
Month (see note)

Anegada, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bequia, Bolivia, Bonaire, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Canouan, Carriacou Island, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Easter Island, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, French Guyana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Jost Van Dyke, Martinique, Mayreau, Mexico, Montserrat, Mustique, Nevis, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Redonda, Saba, Saint-Barthélémy, Saint Eustatius, Saint Kitts, St. Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Surinam, Tortola, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Union Island, Uruguay, Venezuela
No selection interview
for these countries or territories currently1 and 2
 

 

1 If you have submitted an application for immigration, consult the next update for more information.
2 Please note that, for some of these countries and territories, we have not received any applications for immigration.
3 If you have submitted an application for immigration before this date and your file is complete, you should have been called for a selection interview.

North America – Direction de l'immigration économique – Amérique du Nord


Countries or territories of residence
Month (see note)

American Virgin Islands, Bermuda, Canada (excluding Québec), Puerto Rico, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, United States
No selection interview
for these countries or territories currently1 and 2
Québec
January 20133
 

 

1 If you have submitted an application for immigration, consult the next update for more information.
2 Please note that, for some of these countries and territories, we have not received any applications for immigration.
3 If you have submitted an application for immigration before this date and your file is complete, you should have been called for a selection interview.

Western Europe – Direction de l’immigration économique – Europe de l’Ouest


Countries or territories of residence
Month (see note)

Azores, Andorra, Canary Islands, Channel Islands, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, Gibraltar, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Liechtenstein, Madeira, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Scotland, Svalbard, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican, Wales

No selection interview
for these countries or territories currently1 and 2
England, Belgium, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain
May 20123
 

 

Eastern Europe – Direction de l'immigration économique – Europe de l'Est


Countries or territories of residence
Month (see note)

Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

No selection interview
for these countries or territories currently1 and 2
Austria
January 20113
Bulgaria
November 20113
Moldova
May 20113
Ukraine
March 20113
 

 

Maghreb – Direction de l'immigration économique – Maghreb


Countries or territories of residence
Month (see note)

Libya, Mauritania, Western Sahara
No selection interview
for these countries or territories currently1 and 2
Tunisia
June 20103
Morocco
November 20103
Algeria
February 20093
 

 

1 If you have submitted an application for immigration, consult the next update for more information.
2 Please note that, for some of these countries and territories, we have not received any applications for immigration.
3 If you have submitted an application for immigration before this date and your file is complete, you should have been called for a selection interview.

Middle East – Direction de l'immigration économique – Moyen-Orient


Countries or territories of residence
Month (see note)

Egypt, Gaza, Sudan
June 20113
Azerbaïdjan, Bahrain, Cyprus, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, West Bank
May 20113
 

 

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