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Overview of Quebec Immigration Programs and Its Processing Fees for 2023

Austin Campbell

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Quebec’s Immigration Programs

Without a question, Quebec immigration has more authority and influence than any other province in Canada. When Quebec established its own immigration ministry in 1968, it got more involved in the Canadian immigration system. At the time, Quebec understood that sustaining its distinctively Francophone identity required welcoming more immigrants.

Today, it is responsible for selecting all skilled workers that wish to immigrate to Quebec. The federal government is responsible for admitting these immigrants. Quebec chooses immigrants by using its own standards and procedures. The candidate will be given a Certificat de sélection du Québec if chosen (CSQ). After completing this step, candidates can move on to step two, where they can submit an application for permanent residence at IRCC.

To immigrate to Quebec, foreign nationals will need to meet the requirements of both levels of government. Interested ones may be invited to apply for a CSQ through one of the following economic immigration categories.

  • Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program (QSWP)
  • Quebec Experience Program – Programme de l’expérience québécoise (PEQ)
  • Quebec Permanent Immigration Pilot Programs
  • Quebec Business Immigration Programs

Besides applying under any of the above Quebec immigration programs, foreign nationals may require to apply for a Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) to work or study in Quebec temporarily. Once they receive their CAQ, these individuals can proceed with submitting a temporary work or study permit application to the Government of Canada.

Quebec Updates Its Immigration Processing Fees for 2023

The Quebec Immigration Ministry, Francisation, and Integration (MIFI) update its list of fees for immigration programs every year. It was noted by the province that the fee increase for 2022 was attributed to an increase in the Quebec consumer price index of 2.64%, however, “the 3% increase in 2023 corresponds to the increase proposed by the Minister of Finance of Quebec and isn’t based, as usual, on the consumer price index.”

We have outlined the fee for Quebec immigration processing which is applicable to provincial application processing only. Additional fees may be required at the federal level.

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Permanent Immigration
(Application For CSQ)

Updated Fee as of January 2023
Investor$16,874 CAD
Entrepreneur and self-employed worker$1,176 CAD
Skilled Worker (including the PEQ)$ 869 CAD
Each additional family member$ 186 CAD
An employer requesting validation of a permanent employment

$ 216 CAD  
Undertaking application

Updated Fee as of January 2023
First sponsored person/ first sponsored minor$ 310 CAD
For each additional sponsored person$ 124 CAD
Temporary Residence
(Application for a CAQ)

Updated Fees as of January 1, 2023  
Temporary worker$ 216 CAD
Employer posting a temporary job offer (except for seasonal agricultural labour)$ 216 CAD
International student$124 CAD
A person on a temporary stay for medical treatment$124 CAD
Immigration consultants Application

Updated Fees as of January 1, 2023  
For recognition as a Canadian immigration consultant$ 1,799 CAD
For renewal of recognition of an immigration consultant$1,464 CAD  
Comparative evaluation of studies completed outside Quebec  $130 CAD  

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