Step 1: Quebec selection certificate (CSQ)
The selection factors to be eligible for the skilled worker immigration program are as follows:
- Training, level of education and field of training.
- Professional experience.
- Knowledge of French and English.
- Previous time spent in Quebec and your kinship with a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Quebec.
- The background of the spouse accompanying you (as applicable).
- Financial autonomy (you are required to sign a contract under which you undertake to provide for your and your family’s needs for at least the first three months following your arrival in Quebec).
Step 2: Permanent resident
Once your Quebec selection certificate has been issued, Citizenship and Immigration Canada will verify your identity. The federal authorities will also ensure that your state of health or criminal record do not represent a security risk for the country.
Your visa bureau will schedule a date for your medical exam. You will be provided with instructions and medical forms. Only those individuals whose names appear on the list of doctors designated by Canada are authorized to conduct the exam.
Criminal record and security checks
A police certificate is required for you and each member of your family aged 18 or older for each country or territory in which you lived for six or more consecutive months since you turned 18.
If your application is accepted, the visa bureau will issue a permanent resident visa in your name. This visa includes your permanent resident confirmation and your entry visa. You are required to present both documents upon arriving in Canada. A permanent resident letter will subsequently be sent to you at the mailing address you provide.
On the Generic Application Form for Canada, be sure to indicate “skilled worker selected by Quebec” as the category under which you are applying (box 2).