If you intend to stay longer or even permanently in Quebec, you can apply for permanent residence. Being a permanent resident grants you all the same rights as a Canadian citizen, except voting.
To apply for permanent residence to settle in the province of Quebec, you will first need to obtain a Quebec selection certificate (Certificat de sélection du Québec), which is issued by the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI).
The permanent resident status is granted by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Two programs can lead to permanent residence:
Note that you can apply whether you are outside Quebec or already in the province.
After obtaining your Quebec selection certificate (CSQ), you can start your permanent residence application as a Quebec-selected skilled worker through IRCC.
Our team will walk you through the steps to become a permanent resident through the Québec Experience Program (PEQ). We will also guide you through the procedures to live and work in Quebec during this process.
The PEQ is for the following people:
To be eligible to the PEQ, you need to meet these three requirements:
To be eligible to the PEQ, you need to meet these four requirements:
PLEASE NOTE! The Quebec Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI) may change the selection criteria at any time. The information provided on government websites always prevails over other sites.
Step 1: Québec Selection Certificate (issued by the MIFI)
Step 2: Permanent resident visa (issued by IRCC)
Visit the Arrima website for more details.