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Submitting an Application for temporary selection

Once you have obtained an official offer of employment from an employer, you must send this employer your Application for temporary selection, accompanied by certain documents. This will allow continuation of the steps required from the Gouvernement du Québec.

Verify if you are in one of the situations where you do not need the Québec Acceptance Certificate to work temporarily

Steps to submit your application for temporary selection

Completing the Application for temporary selection form

You must complete and print the Application for temporary selection — Temporary Foreign Worker Program (PDF 570 Kb) form.

We recommend you complete the form on the screen and print it before signing it.

If you complete the form by hand, you must print in block letters in blue or black ink. Illegible writing could render your application ineligible.

You must send this form directly to your employer, with the other documents to attach to your application.

Don’t forget to sign the section Authorization given to employer (section 10) to authorize your employer to represent you in your steps with the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI).

List of documents to send

So that your employer can follow up your application for a Québec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ), you must provide them with the following documents in addition to the Application for temporary selection form:

  • The contract of employment (PDF 171 Kb) (in French only) completed and signed by your employer and countersigned by you
  • A photocopy of the pages of your passport, including:
    • your name
    • your place of birth
    • your signature
  • Your detailed and up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • A photocopy of your diplomas and their accompanying academic transcripts
  • Any attestation of employment for work experience relevant to the position offered, as the case may be

The documents must be in French or English. Documents in a language other than French or English must be accompanied by a translation signed and authenticated by a professional translator This hyperlink will open in a new window..

So that your employer can follow up your application for a Québec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ), you must provide them with the following documents in addition to the Application for temporary selection form:

If you have been hired as an in-home caregiver, you have different documents to send to your employer. Go to the page Documents to provide for in-home caregivers

Paying the fees required to review your application

The processing fees of an application for temporary selection may be paid by you or by your employer.  If you assume the costs of the application, here are the fees payable for a review on or after January 1, 2022. The fees are adjusted on January 1 of each year.

Temporary foreign worker: $210

The fees must be paid:

  • In full
  • in Canadian funds only
  • when the application is deposited or mailed
Payment methods

The payment methods accepted are:

  • Credit card: You must complete and sign the Payment by credit card form and attach it to your application. Clearly indicate the amount payable on the form, or else it will be returned to you. In case of refusal of your credit card transaction, you will not be notified and your entire docket will be returned to you by regular mail.
  • Canada Post money order
  • Bank draft drawn on a Canadian bank
  • Certified cheque drawn on a Canadian bank
  • Cheque issued by a stockbroker
  • Cheque from a Canadian company

Cheques and bank drafts must:

  • Be made payable to the following name: Minister of Finance of Québec
  • Be identified with the applicant`s name in block letters on the back

The following payment methods are not accepted:

  • Payments in cash
  • Personal cheques
  • Traveller’s cheques

Sending the documents to your employer

In a single envelope, you must attach:

  • The Application for temporary selection form completed and signed
  • All the documents to support your application
  • Payment of the processing fees of the application for temporary selection, if you are the one who assumes them

You must then send everything by mail to your employer, who will take charge of sending your entire docket to the office of the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI).

Waiting for the decision to be communicated to your employer

If your employer’s offer of employment is accepted, they will send you:

  • Two (2) copies of your Québec  Acceptance Certificate; and
  • The confirmation letter from Service Canada and the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI).

You need all these documents to apply for a work permit.

Using the services of an immigration representative

It is not necessary to retain the paid services of an individual to take steps on your behalf. No priority or special treatment will be granted to you if you use the services of a professional or an immigration consultant.

If you nonetheless decide to be represented, go to the page Retaining the paid services of a consultant This hyperlink will open in a new window.


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