Immigration to Quebec
Quebec has its own rules for choosing immigrants emphasizing on their capability to acclimatize. Due to a special agreement with the Government of Canada, the province conducts its own immigration programs with selection criteria that are different from those of federal programs such as Federal Express Entry Immigration System or programs offered by other provinces under Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP). Quebec also has the only QSWP program where applications are not processed on a first come first served basis.
To become a permanent resident and settle in Quebec, you must:
- apply to the Quebec government for a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ), then
- apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to become a permanent resident of Canada.
After your successfully receiving CSQ you can access to many “gouvernement du Québec” services such as Online Placement – International Stream service or Francization services provided by the Ministère de l’Immigration etc.
For more information visit Immigrating to Québec.