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Quebec updates immigration processing fees for 2023

Vimal Sivakumar - 18 January, 2023

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The following is an outline of the updated fees for processing immigration applications to Quebec for both permanent and temporary stays as of January 1, 2023.

Every year, Quebec's Ministry of Immigration, Francisation and Integration (MIFI) updates its list of fees for immigration programs on the provincial level. Although the increase in fees for 2022 was credited to a 2.64% increase in the Quebec consumer price index, the province noted that "the 3% adjustment [in 2023] corresponds to the increase proposed by the Minister of Finance of Quebec and is not based, as usual, on the consumer price index of Quebec."

Those interested in immigrating permanently to Quebec through an economic program are required to submit an application for a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ). This can be accomplished through the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), the Quebec Experience Program (PEQ) or one of several Quebec Business Immigration programs. Only then are they able to apply to the federal government for permanent residence.

Meanwhile, foreign nationals wishing to work or study in Quebec temporarily are required to apply for a Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) with the provincial government. Once they receive their CAQ, these individuals can proceed with submitting a temporary work or study permit application to the Government of Canada.

Quebec Immigration Processing Fees for 2023

The fees outlined below are applicable to Quebec's provincial application processing only. Additional fees may be required at the federal application processing stage.

Permanent immigration
Fees as of January 1, 2023
Application for a CSQ


Entrepreneur and self-employed worker

$16,874 CAD

$1,176 CAD

$ 869 CAD
Each accompanying family member (except for an application in the investor sub-class)
$ 186 CAD
Employer requesting validation of a permanent employment
$ 216 CAD
Undertaking application
For the principal sponsored person or the first sponsored minor
$ 310 CAD
For each additional sponsored person
$ 124 CAD
Temporary Stays
Fees as of January 1, 2023
Application for a CAQ
Temporary worker
$ 216 CAD
Employer posting a temporary employment offer(except for temporary job offers for seasonal agricultural labour)
$ 216 CAD
International student
$124 CAD
A person on a temporary stay for medical treatment
$124 CAD
Immigration consultants
Application for recognition of an immigration consultant
 $ 1,799 CAD
Application for renewal of recognition of an immigration consultant
 $1,464 CAD
Comparative evaluation of studies completed outside Quebec
 $130 CAD

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