This category is designed for professionals who have been selected by the Government of Quebec, through the Canada-Quebec Accord, to live and work in this province. To apply to this category, the applicant must first obtain a Certificate of Selection from the Quebec government then apply to receive permanent residence with the Government of Canada. The Government of Quebec has its own selection criteria, which are based on:

  • Level of education
  • Professional experience
  • Management official languages English and French
  • Age
  • Adaptability
  • Affordability

If the applicant obtains the selection certificate from the Government of Quebec, the steps to follow to apply for permanent residence are:

  • Fill all the forms required by the Immigration Office of the Government of Canada where the application shall be filed
  • Provide all documents required by the immigration office of the Government of Canada where the application shall be filed
  • Pay the corresponding immigration fees of the application according to the number of people that will be included
  • Submit the application

Processing times for these applications vary by country and request the Government of Canada are the ones that determine the wait time.