Frequently asked questions about the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.

A Quebec Selection Certificate (Certificat du sélection du Québec) allows you to immigrate to and settle in Quebec. If your intended destination in Canada is within the province of Quebec, you must obtain a CSQ before you obtain a Permanent Resident Visa.

Quebec is responsible for selecting immigrants to settle within the province. In order to immigrate to Quebec, you must first obtain a Certificat du sélection du Québec (Quebec Selection Certificate, commonly known as a CSQ). It is important to note that a CSQ is not a Permanent Residence Visa. Once you submit an application for a CSQ, your qualifications are assessed at the provincial level, and once you receive approval at the provincial level (your CSQ) your application is submitted at the federal level for medical and security checks. You receive your Permanent Residence Visa after being approved at the federal level.

Quebec is a culturally distinct province, and the only predominantly francophone province in Canada. Your chances of being selected by Quebec depend on your ability and willingness to settle and work in the province and adapt to life in that province.

Possibly. The selection is done on a points-based assessment. If you meet the selection points requirements without speaking French you may still be granted the CSQ. To find out if you are eligible, fill out our online assessment form. 

No. It is important to note that the selection criteria for a Quebec Skilled Worker are not the same as those for the Federal Skilled Worker Class. If you obtain a CSQ, your application must still be submitted at the federal level for security and medical checks before permanent residence may be granted. However, your qualifications do not need to be assessed at the federal level, as the province will already have approved them and selected you for immigration to Quebec.

You can include your spouse or common-law partner on your application, as well as any of your dependent children aged 19 or younger. It is important to note that Canada recognizes same-sex unions.

No. Potential applicants for immigration to Quebec through the QSWP must first create an account in the secure online space Mon projet Québec.

Mon projet Québec is an online immigration application management system used by the Canadian province of Quebec in order to process applications for immigration to Canada under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP). 

The Law Firm of Campbell Cohen can represent you throughout the process, from the initial stage (application for a CSQ) until your Permanent Residence application is approved, which includes submission of your application at the federal stage.


To learn more about your Canadian immigration options, fill out a free online assessment today.

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