Quebec’s Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion (Ministry of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion, or MIDI) has announced the updated processing fees for applications to Quebec for permanent immigration and temporary stays. The new rates come into force on January 1, 2017.
Since 1991, Quebec has had the freedom to select its own immigrants and temporary residents. Individuals interested in moving to Quebec permanently through an economic program are required to submit an application for a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) before applying to the federal government for permanent residence. Most individuals wishing to work or study in Quebec are required to first apply to the provincial government of Quebec for a Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) before later applying to the federal government for a work or study permit.
Quebec updates its fees every year for each category. MIDI states that the adjustment in fees is determined by a percentage corresponding to the increase in Quebec's consumer price index for the period ending September 30, 2016. The updated fees for the year 2017 are based on an increase of 0.74 percent.
New Processing Fees for 2017
These fees are applicable to the provincial processing stage only, and further fees may be required at the federal processing stage. Please consult the below table for the updated fees.
|Permanent immigration||Fees until December 31, 2016||Fees as of January 1, 2017|
|Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ)|
|Skilled Worker (including the Quebec Skilled Worker Program and Quebec Experience Class)||$773 CAD||$779 CAD|
|Each accompanying family member (except for an application in the investor sub-class)||$166 CAD||$167 CAD|
|Employer requesting validation of a permanent employment||$193 CAD||$194 CAD|
|For the principal sponsored person or the first sponsored minor||$275 CAD||$277 CAD|
|For each additional sponsored person||$110 CAD||$111 CAD|
|Temporary Stays||Fees until December 31, 2016||Fees as of January 1, 2016|
|Application for a CAQ|
|Temporary worker||$193 CAD||$194 CAD|
|Employer posting a temporary employment offer(except for for temporary job offers for seasonal agricultural labour)||$193 CAD||$194 CAD|
|International student||$110 CAD||$111 CAD|
|Person on a temporary stayfor medical treatment||$110 CAD||$111 CAD|
|Application for recognition of an immigration consultant||$1,600 CAD||$1,612 CAD|
|Application for renewal of recognition of an immigration consultant||$1,300 CAD||$1,310 CAD|
|Comparative evaluation of studies completed outside Quebec||$115 CAD||$116 CAD|