Applying for a Certificat de sélection du Québec
 
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Applying for a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ – Québec selection certificate)

If you wish to settle in Québec permanently and you are a foreign student, Québec graduate or skilled temporary foreign worker employed in Québec, you can apply for a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ) in the skilled worker class. Note that you must be 18 years of age or older and intend to settle in Québec with the goal of being gainfully employed.

IMPORTANT: If you are applying for a Certificat de sélection du Québec as a skilled worker, you must choose between the Programme de l’expérience québécoise (PEQ – Québec experience program) and the regular selection program for skilled workers. We provide a self-assessment questionnaire to direct you to the information and forms associated with the program that seems most appropriate in your situation.

 

Programme de l’expérience québécoise (PEQ – Québec experience program) (simplified process)

PEQ – Québec graduate
This program is aimed at you if you have obtained an eligible Québec diploma, or you are in the process of doing so, and you have an advanced intermediate knowledge of oral French.

PEQ – Skilled temporary foreign worker
This program applies to you if you currently hold a skilled job, if you have held a skilled job in Québec for at least 12 of the last 24 months, and if you have an advanced intermediate knowledge of oral French. The job experience acquired under a youth exchange program can be taken into account.

If you are not eligible for the Programme de l’expérience québécoise, find out if you can apply to the Regular Skilled Worker Program. Applications submitted in Québec under this program receive priority processing and are not subject to a limited number of applications that can be received.

 

Regular selection program for skilled workers

This program assesses your socio-occupational characteristics based on ten factors and also takes into account the characteristics of your spouse or your de facto spouse included in your application.

Foreign student in Québec
The regular program applies to you if you are pursuing or have successfully completed a study program in Québec.

Temporary foreign worker
The regular program applies to you if you were legally admitted to Québec as a temporary worker for one or more consecutive periods totalling at least one year.

Youth exchange program
The regular program applies to you if you were legally admitted to Québec as a participant in a youth exchange program (for example, through a Working Holiday, Young Professionals or International Co-op Internship permit) for one period or consecutive periods totalling at least one year and you occupied a full-time job at the time of submission of your application for a Québec selection certificate.

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