Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP)

Quebec-selected skilled workers

Quebec has a special agreement with the Government of Canada on immigration. The province has its own rules for choosing immigrants who will adapt well to living there.

To apply as a skilled worker in Quebec, you must:

  • apply to the Quebec government for a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ), then
  • apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to become a permanent resident of Canada. 

If you get a CSQ, come back to this page again to see what the next steps are.

Determine your eligibility

Find the other eligibility criteria that will help you immigrate as a Quebec-selected skilled worker.


After the province of Quebec approves you, you have to apply to CIC for permanent residence.

Check processing times

Find out how long it will take CIC to process your application.

After you apply: next steps

Find out what you should do after you apply to come to Canada as a Quebec-selected skilled worker.

Prepare for your arrival

Be prepared and know what to expect when you arrive in Canada.