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Immigration process

As a first step in your immigration process, we recommend you consult the Province of Quebec - International website. In it you’ll find contact information for the Quebec Government Offices in your country of residence as well as an overview of the province. We also strongly encourage you to schedule an exploratory trip to Trois-Rivières before making your decision.

Non-Canadian immigrants living outside Canada

To move to Quebec as a skilled worker or entrepreneur, you must hold permanent resident status in Canada. The Canadian government will first ask you for a Quebec selection certificate (Certificat de sélection du Québec or CSQ), issued by the Quebec Immigration Office (BIQ) responsible for your country of residence. To move the process forward, we invite you to consult the website of the Ministère de l'Immigration, Diversité et Inclusion du Québec to learn more about the steps to follow, your chances of being selected and the rules governing the application process.

Temporary residents of Quebec

Temporary residents of Quebec, such as foreign students or temporary foreign workers, may apply for Canadian permanent resident status under certain conditions. If you are a temporary resident and wish to reside permanently in Quebec as a skilled worker, you must apply for a Quebec selection certificate (Certificat de sélection du Québec or CSQ). As part of this process, temporary residents must choose between the Quebec experience program (Programme de l'expérience québécoise or PEQ) and the Regular Skilled Worker Program. Please visit the Immigration-Québec website for more details. Next, you must submit a permanent residence application to Immigration Canada.

Permanent residents and Canadian citizens living outside Quebec

If you hold permanent resident status or Canadian citizenship, nothing stands in your way of moving to Trois-Rivières. We invite you contact the Service d'accueil (welcome service for new residents) for assistance in planning your move!

Immigration Québec : 1 877 864-9191
Immigration Canada : 1 888 242-2100 

Our website is not authorized by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to provide immigration information. The details contained in this site are for reference purposes only and must be confirmed by CIC.