In Québec, immigration is the jurisdiction of both the Government of Québec and the Government of Canada.

The Government of Québec is responsible for the selection of individuals wishing to immigrate to its territory. Selection is guided by Québec’s own criteria. When Québec selects you, you and your accompanying family receive a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ – Québec Selection Certificate).

The Government of Canada is responsible for the admission of workers wishing to settle on its territory. To be admitted to Québec, you and your family must:

  • Be one of the individuals selected by the Government of Québec (have a CSQ).
  • Apply for permanent residence with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
  • Pass the medical examination and the required security and criminal checks.

To immigrate to Québec, you and your family must meet the requirements of both governments.