The Government of Quebec has updated the processing fees for skilled worker, business and temporary immigration programs.

New processing fees for immigration applications to Quebec for permanent and temporary stays will come into force on January 1, 2019.

Quebec’s Ministry of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion, or MIDI, updates the fees for all its immigration program each year. The ministry said the adjusted fees are based on a 1.71 per cent increase in Quebec's consumer price index for the period ending September 30, 2018.

Individuals interested in moving to Quebec permanently through an economic program are required to submit an application for a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), Quebec Experience Program (PEQ) or Quebec Business Immigration programs before applying to the federal government for permanent residence.

To work or study in Quebec, foreign nationals must first apply to the Government of Quebec for a Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) before submitting a temporary work or study permit application to the Government of Canada. 

Quebec Immigration Processing Fees for 2019

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

Permanent immigration Fees until December 31, 2018 Fees as of January 1, 2019
Application for a CSQ

Quebec Business Immigration


  • $15,235 CAD
  • $1,062 CAD


  • $15,496 CAD
  • $1,080 CAD
Skilled Worker (including the Quebec Skilled Worker Program and Quebec Experience Class (PEQ)) $785 CAD $798 CAD
Each accompanying family member (except for an application in the investor sub-class) $168 CAD $171 CAD
Employer requesting validation of a permanent employment $196 CAD $199 CAD
Undertaking application    
For the principal sponsored person or the first sponsored minor $279 CAD $284 CAD
For each additional sponsored person $112 CAD $114 CAD
Temporary Stays Fees until December 31, 2018 Fees as of January 1, 2019
Application for a CAQ    
Temporary worker $196 CAD $199 CAD
Employer posting a temporary employment offer(except for temporary job offers for seasonal agricultural labour) $196 CAD $199 CAD
International student $112 CAD $114 CAD
Person on a temporary stay for medical treatment $112 CAD $114 CAD
Immigration consultants    
Application for recognition of an immigration consultant $1,625 CAD  $1,653 CAD
Application for renewal of recognition of an immigration consultant $1,321 CAD  $1,344 CAD
Comparative evaluation of studies completed outside Quebec $117 CAD  $119 CAD


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