Being selected by Québec
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Being selected by Québec


To be selected as a Québec governement-assisted refugee, your status must have been previously recognized by the Government of Canada. See Sharing of responsibilities between the Federal and Québec government.

Québec then assesses your application, taking into consideration your capacity for integration. See Selection by Québec.


In assessing your capacity for integration, the immigration officer examines your overall family situation, including, if applicable, relatives such as parents or grandparents who are living with you, regardless of whether these family members are filing an immigration application. In doing so, Québec’s aim is to avoid separating you from people who are financially or emotionally dependent on you.  



If you are referred by the Government of Canada for selection by Québec, you must complete the application for a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ – Québec Selection Certificate) that will be sent to you.

When completing forms for either the Government of Canada or the Gouvernement du Québec, and during all interviews, it is essential that you declare:

  • all members of your immediate family (spouse and children), even if these persons are not accompanying you
  • relatives or family members, such as your parents, an aunt, nephew, etc., with whom you are living
  • members of your immediate family (spouse and children) who are missing, if you do not have confirmation that they are deceased.

There is no fee to process your application.

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Last modification : 2016-03-11
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