Being selected by Québec
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Being selected by Québec


To be selected as a sponsored refugee, a foreign national must be recognized abroad by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada as a Convention refugee or in the Country of Asylum Class (Humanitarian Protected Persons Abroad).

After that, the Québec selection process applies. See Sharing of responsibilities between the Canadian and Québec governments and Collective Sponsorship Program for Refugees Selected Abroad.


Go to the interview to which you are summoned. The purpose of this interview is to determine whether you are a refugee or a member of a category eligible for collective sponsorship and to assess your capacity for integration into Québec society.



The assessment of your capacity for integration into Québec society also takes into account the fact that you will be able to rely on the support of a sponsor (group or non-profit organization).  


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Complete the Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ – Québec Selection Certificate) application that is sent to you.

It is essential that you declare to the persons undertaking a sponsorship on your behalf:

  • all members of your immediate family (spouse and children), even if these persons are not accompanying you
  • relatives, such as your parents, an aunt, nephew, etc., with whom you are living
  • members of your immediate family who are missing, if you do not have confirmation that they are deceased
  • and, once the sponsorship application has been submitted, any change in your family situation, such as the birth of a child, your marriage or the marriage of one of your children.

If you meet the criteria of the Government of Québec, you will receive a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ – Québec Selection Certificate). Before your visa is issued, you must successfully pass the medical examination and security check required by the Canadian visa office serving your region.

If you are not selected by Québec, you will be notified in writing.

There is no fee to process your application.

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Last modification : 2018-10-31
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