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Difference between the selection and admission of workers.


The Québec and Canadian governments share jurisdiction with respect to immigration.

To immigrate to Québec, candidates and their families must meet selection requirements AND admission requirements.

SELECTION

Québec is responsible for the selection of workers wishing to settle on its territory.

Québec’s power to select is guided by criteria aimed at achieving its immigration objectives.

If the candidate is selected, he/she will receive a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ – Québec Selection Certificate), the official immigration document issued by the Gouvernement du Québec.

 

TWO PROGRAMS


1.    REGULAR PROGRAM


Conditions

http://www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/en/immigrate-settle/permanent-workers/official-immigration-application/requirements-programs/index.html

Selection process

http://www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/en/immigrate-settle/permanent-workers/official-immigration-application/selection-process/index.html

Official immigration application

http://www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/en/immigrate-settle/permanent-workers/official-immigration-application/immigration-application/index.html

 

FOR  MORE INFORMATION

Information service

  • Montréal area: 514 864-9191
  • Elsewhere in Québec (toll free): 1 877 864-9191
  • Outside Québec: + 1 514 864-9191
  • Hours and holidays

 

2.    QUEBEC EXPERIENCE PROGRAM

This program applies to you if you are currently employed, if you have held a skilled job in Québec for at least 12 of the last 24 months and if you have a knowledge of spoken French.

All the information are here : http://www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/en/immigrate-settle/temporary-workers/stay-quebec/application-csq/workers-peq/index.html

 

FOR  MORE INFORMATION

Information service

  • Montréal area: 514 864-9191
  • Elsewhere in Québec (toll free): 1 877 864-9191
  • Outside Québec: + 1 514 864-9191
  • Hours and holidays
ADMISSION

Canada is responsible for the admission of workers wishing to settle on its territory.

The Government of Canada admits to Québec solely those workers that Québec has selected. To be admitted, you must successfully apply for permanent residence (this also applies to family members), and successfully pass a medical examination and the required security checks.

If the health of an applicant or that of a family member (accompanying or not) is deemed to present a health or public safety risk or to result in an excessive burden on the health and social services in Canada, the application for permanent residence is rejected, even if a CSQ was obtained.

Upon arrival in Québec, permanent residence is granted. This status confers the same rights as those enjoyed by all Canadian citizens but for the rights to vote and obtain a passport. After three years of permanent residence, these rights can be had by applying for Canadian citizenship.

 

How to apply

After the insurance of you CSQ you can proceed with your demand for permanent residence: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/quebec/apply-how.asp

 

For more information

The Call Centre can answer questions, in English and French, about Citizenship and Immigration (CIC) services and programs, or applications in process inside Canada.

Call Centre telephone number: 1-888-242‑2100

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