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Document requirements

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 List of areas of training; they entered into effect on January 26, 2015.

 

The Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion has adopted specific rules governing document requirements.

Document format

When you submit an Application for a Certificat de sélection du Québec or a request for an Évaluation comparative des études effectuées hors Québec, you must make sure to provide the documents requested in the required format.

To find out the requirements regarding the format of the documents to be submitted and their translation, follow the directions that apply to you:

Skilled workers

Investors

Programme de l’expérience québécoise (Québec experience program)

You must provide the documents requested in the format requested for each of the people indicated in our application (you, your spouse and the children accompanying you).

Comparative evaluation

Translation of documents

If you submit documents or parts of documents in a language other than French or English, you must provide:

  • the document in the original language, in the format indicated.
  • the original of the complete translation done by a recognized translator
    • The translation must include the translator’s name and seal.
    • All elements in the document in the original language must be translated. This includes seals and signatures.
    • Note: If the document is written in French or English but includes a seal in another language, you must absolutely have the seal translated. Each translation must be stapled to its corresponding document in the original language.

Abroad

In order for translations to be recognized, they must be done by:

  • a translator who is a member of a professional order or who is authorized to act  professionally as such;
  • a translator  from the translation department of the embassy or consulate of the country or territory that issued the original document (if applicable);
  • a translator from the translation department of the institution that issued the original document (if applicable);
  • the ministry of foreign affairs or the ministry of justice of the country or territory that issued the original document.

 

  NOTE  

Translations that do not bear the translator’s seal are accepted if they are accompanied by a notarial act. This rule is valid for the following countries only: Armenia, Belarus, Russian Federation, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldavia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine.

The notarial act accompanying the translation must respect the following rules:

  • Be written in French or English;
  • It must include all of the following elements: the notary’s name, professional seal, signature and contact information;
  • It must indicate the name of the translator who translated the documents.
 
     

 

In Québec and Canada

In order for translations to be recognized, they must be done by:

  • a translator who is a member of the translation department of the embassy or consulate of the country or territory that issued the original document (if applicable);

or

  • a translator who is a member of:
    • the Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec (OTTIAQ);
    • the Association of Translators andInterpreters of Ontario (ATIO);
    • the Society of Translators and Interpreters of British Columbia (STIBC);
    • the Corporation of Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters of New Brunswick (CTINB).


Translations done by a non-recognized person will be rejected.

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