Quebec Processing of online applications – update

February 27, 2018 – Processing of applications for a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ – Québec selection certificate), submitted through Mon projet Québec under the Regular Skilled Worker Program, began in June 2017. Since then, Québec selection certificates have been issued to several candidates.

We are aware of the longer processing times for certain applications. However, there are several factors that can affect processing times from one file to the next, in particular:

  • Selection objectives
  • Volume of applications received
  • International context
  • Conformity of the documents submitted
  • The time it takes for you to respond to any request from the Ministère
  • Waiting for proof of your French proficiency
  • A notice of appointment for a selection interview


For the year 2017, the processing time for applications for a selection certificate under the Regular Skilled Worker Program was 32 months.

With the introduction of the new immigration system based on the declaration of interest, only candidates that meet the needs of Québec will be invited to submit an application for a selection certificate. This new system will make it possible to put an end to the principle of first come first serve, currently in effect for processing applications, and to considerably reduced average processing times.


SOURCE: Govt of Quebec

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