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Government-assisted refugee selected abroad by Québec

Millions of refugees throughout the world are waiting courageously to find a home where they can start their lives anew in safety and dignity. Resettlement in Québec is a solution offered to approximately 2,000 such refugees each year. For more information and definitions, see the section Humanitarian immigration.



Your 5-step procedure!

Are you a refugee who has been selected abroad by Québec? A typical immigration procedure is proposed, based on the experience of other refugees. Take a moment to read it. It will give you a general idea of the different steps that may apply to your situation.

  1. Being selected by Québec
    Whether you are a refugee or interested in humanitarian immigration in Québec, find out about Québec’s procedures for selecting refugees abroad.

  2. Preparing before departure to make your integration into Québec easier
    You will soon be leaving for Québec. If possible, take advantage of the waiting time before your departure to get prepared and informed. This will make it that much easier for you to integrate into Québec life.

  3. Proceeding to the Immigration-Québec office upon arrival at the airport
    You have reached your destination! Consult this section for an overview of the entry and reception formalities.

  4. Taking steps to integrate successfully into Québec
    The Gouvernement du Québec and several of its partners will guide you through the various steps of your integration process.

  5. Bringing your spouse or children to Québec
    You have been in Québec for less than a year. The spouse or children you listed on your immigration application were unable to accompany you at the time of your departure. There are specific procedures for bringing your spouse or children to Québec.

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Last modification : 2016-03-11
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