Immigrating to Quebec as a Skilled Worker for Canada

Immigrating to Quebec as a Skilled Worker

The Quebec government and the Government of Canada have an agreement that allows Quebec to select immigrants who best meet its immigration needs. Under the Canada-Quebec Accord on Immigration, Quebec is able to establish its own immigration requirements and select immigrants who will adapt well to living in Quebec.

To come to Canada as a Quebec Skilled Worker, you must first apply to the Quebec government for a Certificat de selection du Québec. Visit the Quebec Immigration Web site for more information.

Note: After you have been selected by Quebec, you have to make a separate application to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for permanent residence. A CIC officer will assess your application based on Canadian immigration regulations.

Quebec Skilled Workers are not assessed on the six selection factors of the Federal Skilled Workers Program.


Working in Quebec
Learn more about:

  • regulated and non-regulated professions;
  • credential assessment; and
  • Canadian labour market information and job banks.
Things to Consider Before Applying

  • Application Fees
  • Medical Examinations
  • Whether you should hire someone to represent you
How to Apply
Once you have decided that you want to bring your skills to Quebec, make sure that you follow the right steps to apply.
What Happens After Applying
Learn more about what will happen after you submit your application:

  • How your application is assessed.
  • Checking the status of your application.
  • What happens when you arrive in Quebec

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