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Five-step immigration procedure

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Do you wish to immigrate to Québec and work there? Below is a typical procedure based on the real experiences of many immigrants. Take the time to read it. It will give you a good idea of the steps you will need to take to make your immigration plans a reality.

1. Online evaluation of your chances of being selected by Québec

Evaluate online your chances of being selected by Québec. Confidential processing, immediate and free response by completing the Preliminary Evaluation for Immigration.

2. Official application for immigration

If the evaluation is positive, print the Application for a Selection Certificate, complete and return it, along with the required documents and payment of the fees to process your file. Note that there is no special priority placed on the files of candidates who retained the services of an immigration intermediary. Do not forget to read the procedure for submitting an official application.

3. Interview

You may be called to a selection interview. If the review of your file is conclusive, you will receive a Certificat de sélection du Québec.

4. Acceptance by the Government of Canada

Once selected by Québec, you must submit an application for permanent residence to the Centralized Intake Office in Canada, in Sydney, Nova Scotia. The Government of Canada will evaluate your medical file and that of your family members. It will conduct a security check for each person. If these steps are successful, the Government of Canada will issue you a permanent resident visa.

For more information, visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.

5. Preparing for your new life in Québec

While you wait for your permanent resident visa, take advantage of this time to prepare yourself eand start certain procedures; it will make your integration into Québec that much easier. For example, you could continue learning French, if French is not your mother tongue. You could research information that directly pertains to your needs: finding housing, the Québec job market, finding a job, requirements for admission to professional orders, etc.

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