Facilitate the integration of the sponsored person in Quebec
 
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Facilitate the integration of the sponsored person in Quebec

The person you are sponsoring will soon be joining you in Québec. Take advantage of this period to encourage your relative to prepare for a new life in Québec. In addition to facilitating his or her integration into Québec society, it can help the sponsored person save time, energy and money. Encourage him or her to review the steps below.

Preparing for life in Québec

Your sponsor has advised you to prepare yourself before leaving for Québec to make your integration easier. The first thing to do is read Learning about Québec: Your Guide to Successful Integration. It will help you evaluate your needs, identify realistic goals and choose effective ways to achieve them. It is an essential tool for any new immigrant. Do everything you can to get ready in advance. The more you know about Québec and the sooner you take action, the better equipped you will be when you arrive.

Learning about Québec: Your Guide to Successful Integration suggests various steps you can take before you arrive. Depending on your personal and family situation, the following points may be useful:

  • Familiarize yourself with Québec society, its foundations and its values
  • Know your responsibilities and those of the host society
  • Improve your knowledge of French, if applicable
  • Learn about the Québec job market and how to look for a job
  • Initiate any necessary procedures with a regulatory body if you wish to practise a regulated profession or trade, if applicable
  • Request a comparative evaluation of studies completed outside Québec, if applicable
  • Gather all the documents you need to bring to Québec
  • Find out about programs and services offered to newcomers


  USEFUL INFORMATION  

Sponsored person already in Québec – If your application for permanent residence is being processed within Canada, you may have access to certain government services before you even obtain permanent residence. Use the Learning about Québec guide for information on how to:

  • Sign up for French courses offered by partners of Ministère l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion by submitting your letter from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada confirming that your application for permanent residence is being processed within Canada
  • Obtain a Québec health insurance card from Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ) by presenting your Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ – Québec Selection Certificate) and your letter from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada confirming that your application for permanent residence is being processed within Canada
 
     




 



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