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When and where to submit the application (regular program for skilled workers)

The application for a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ – Québec selection certificate) is normally done from abroad. However, under certain conditions, it is possible to submit an application during a temporary stay in Québec as a foreign student.

Submitting an application for a CSQ as a skilled worker signifies that your short term plan is to enter the Québec labour market. If you wish to continue your studies following your current study program, at a higher level for example, you must postpone your plan for permanent immigration.

Note that once you have submitted your application for a Certificat de sélection du Québec, you cannot modify it to add a new diploma obtained after submission of the application. To be authorized to apply for a CSQ in Québec under the Regular Skilled Worker Program, during your stay for studies, you must:

  • have come to Québec with the primary goal of studying here and hold a Certificat d’acceptation du Québec (CAQ) for studies and a valid study permit, unless exempted by regulation;
  • meet all the conditions of this certificate and permit;
  • pursue or have successfully completed a secondary level vocational training program of 900 hours or more, a college studies program, an undergraduate university program of at least 12 months, a graduate program, i.e., a master’s or an advanced graduate diploma (DESS – études supérieures spécialisées), or a doctoral program;
  • have completed at least half your study program, if its duration is less than 18 months or it is a graduate level or doctoral university program;

or

  • be 12 months or less from the end of your study program, if its duration is 18 months or longer.

 

Before submitting your application, it is important to read the immigration rules and procedures and the information regarding application intake periods for a Certificat de sélection du Québec.

If you meet the conditions allowing you to submit an application for a CSQ in Québec under the Regular Skilled Worker Program, and you wish to submit an application for a Certificat de sélection du Québec, you must create an account in the Mon projet Québec section and complete an application for a selection certificate online.

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