Do you wish to immigrate to Québec and work there? Below is a typical procedure based on the real experiences of many immigrants. Take the time to read it. It will give you a good idea of the steps you will need to take to make your immigration plans a reality.
1. Online evaluation of your chances of being selected by Québec
Evaluate online your chances of being selected by Québec. Confidential processing, immediate and free response by completing the Preliminary Evaluation for Immigration.
2. Official application for immigration
The Mon projet Québec secure space is now accessible and mandatory for submitting an Application for a Selection Certificate, under the Regular Skilled Worker Program.
Does your application fall under another program? Select the program that corresponds to your situation:
- Programme de l’expérience québécoise (PEQ)
- Temporary workers
- Foreign students
- Businesspeople (Investors, Entrepreneurs, Self-employed workers)
- Refugees and other clienteles
- Sponsors and sponsored persons
Note that no priority or special processing is given to the file of a person who retains the services of an immigration intermediary.
If the review of your file is conclusive, you will receive a Certificat de sélection du Québec. You may, in some instances, be called for a selection interview.
4. Acceptance by the Government of Canada
Once you have received your Certificat de sélection du Québec, you must submit an application for permanent residence to the Centralized Intake Office in Canada. The Government of Canada will evaluate your medical file and that of your family members. It will carry out a security check of each person. Once these steps are completed, the Government of Canada will issue you an immigration visa.
For more information, consult the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.
5. Preparing for your new life in Québec
While you wait for your permanent resident visa, take advantage of this time to prepare yourself eand start certain procedures; it will make your integration into Québec that much easier. For example, you could continue learning French, if French is not your mother tongue. You could research information that directly pertains to your needs: finding housing, the Québec job market, finding a job, requirements for admission to professional orders, etc.