Quebec Immigration – Selected Skilled Worker Program
Like other PNP program Quebec is also participating in separate Province Nomination program for those who want to settle in Quebec.
- The province of Quebec administers its own immigration programs with selection criteria that are distinct from those of federal and other provincial immigration programs.
- The Quebec Ministry of Immigration (MIDI) selects candidates considered most likely to successfully settle in the French-speaking province.
- Foreign nationals wishing to settle permanently in Quebec must undergo a two-step immigration process.
They must be selected by the Ministère de l’immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion (MIDI), Quebec’s immigration authority.
- Selected applicants will receive a Quebec Certificate of Selection (CSQ). This is an official document issued by Quebec immigration authorities confirming that the candidate has been selected by the province. It is not a visa, so it cannot be utilized to enter into Canada.
- According to the Regulations of August 2nd 2018, a CSQ is valid for 24 months or until a decision has been rendered by the Immigration, Refugees and citizenship Canada (IRCC) with respect to the permanent resident visa application.
An approved CSQ holder must file a permanent residence application with IRCC within 24 months since the date the CSQ was issued.
- The federal government’s role in evaluating a Quebec application for permanent residence is mainly limited to issues of health and criminality.