Review of your application to immigrate to Québec as a self-employed worker

The Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Francisation et de l'Intégration checks that you have included all required documents in your application. If your application is complete, you will receive an acknowledgment of receipt.

Assessment of your application

During the review of your application for permanent selection, the selection counsellor of the Ministère will verify the information and documents you have provided. Your application is reviewed according to the program’s conditions.

Special attention is given to:

  • Your net worth and its legal origin and accumulation;
  • The work experience as a self-employed worker that will enable you to create your own job in Québec.

Interview

You may be required to attend an interview to verify, for example, the accuracy of the information provided in your application for permanent selection.

If so, you will receive a written invitation specifying:

  • The date of the interview
  • The location of the interview
  • The time of the interview
  • The documents to bring with you

The Ministère may also carry out additional verifications.

Possible decisions

After your application is reviewed, there are three possible outcomes.

Application accepted

If you meet all of the program’s conditions and your application is accepted, you will receive:

  • Your Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ - Québec selection certificate) for you and for your accompanying family members
  • A letter of support for you and your accompanying family members to apply for a work permit from the Government of Canada while your application for permanent residence is being processed

Application refused

You will receive a letter informing you that your application for permanent selection will be refused if you have not complied with all the conditions of the program.

You must, therefore, respond to this letter by submitting the requested or supporting documents.

If you send your response by the given deadline, the review of your application will continue.

If you do not respond by the given deadline, your application will be refused. You will have the option of submitting an application for administrative review.

Application rejected

You will receive a letter informing you that your application for permanent selection will be rejected if:

  • The Ministère has reason to doubt the authenticity of some of your declarations or the documents you have provided.
  • You have provided false or misleading information or documents.
  • You have not submitted, by the required deadline, convincing evidence to resolve the reasons for rejection.
  • You have not sent all the documents requested within the deadline and in the required format.
  • You did not appear for your interview on the specified date.

You must present convincing evidence to resolve the reasons for rejection conveyed to you in the letter.

If you respond by the required deadline, the review of your application will continue.

If you do not respond within the requested deadline, your application will be rejected. You will have the option of submitting an application for administrative review.


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Last update: April 5, 2024

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