Applications submitted in Quebec

If you have taken no steps to obtain permanent resident status before arriving in Quebec, this section indicates what you should do.

Accessible procedures

Thanks to the Quebec Experience program administered by the Ministry of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion, the process of obtaining permanent resident status is facilitated by ensuring rapid and simplified access to the Quebec selection certificate.

This program is geared towards the following individuals:

It is very important to ensure that you have all the necessary authorizations to remain in Canada while your applications are being processed. For example, simply because you have obtained your Quebec selection certificate and have submitted a permanent resident application does not give you the right to work in Quebec if your work permit has already expired.

If you live in Quebec but are not eligible for the Quebec Experience program, you can follow the regular process by submitting an application in Canada. The same process applies as when an application is submitted abroad.