Sunday, January 04, 2009

Quebec Immigration Program



Skilled workers planning to apply for permanent residence in Quebec must first apply to the Quebec government for a certificate of selection (Certificat de sélection du Québec). This is because under the Canada-Quebec Accord on Immigration, Quebec establishes its own immigration requirements and selects immigrants who will adapt well to living in Quebec.

Here's the 6 steps procedure that will guide you on your application:

1. Finding out about Québec
Do you like the idea of living in Québec? Have you thought about everything that this change in your life will involve? Getting the facts is a simple and inexpensive way to determine if your immigration plan is feasible.

2. Evaluating online your chances of being selected by Québec
You may already fill out the Preliminary Evaluation for Immigration (PEI). This online tool enables you to evaluate your chances of being selected by Québec. Obtain an immediate response free of charge!

3. Submitting an official immigration application
Find out about the steps to follow to submit an official application.

4. Preparing before departure to make your integration into Québec easier
While waiting to obtain your permanent resident visa, take the time to prepare yourself and take certain steps before leaving. This will make it that much easier for you to integrate into Québec life.

5. Proceeding to the Immigration-Québec office upon arrival at the airport
You have reached your destination! Get an overview of the entry and reception formalities.

6. Taking steps to integrate successfully into Québec
To make your immigration process as smooth as possible, find out about the steps to follow once you arrive in Québec as well as the services offered by the government and its partner organizations to facilitate your integration.

For more information about immigrating to Quebec as skilled worker, visit http://www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca.