Quebec's name comes from an Algonquian word which means "within the narrows of the river," beckoning visitors to its picturesque views of the majestic St. Lawrence River and the pastoral Orleans Island.

Canada has granted the province of Quebec significantly more autonomy regarding immigration policies and procedures. The province offers a number of immigration programs through which eligible candidates can acquire Canadian permanent residence.


Due to the province's only official language being French, some of Quebec's immigration programs require proficiency in French or give preference to qualified applicants who can speak it. Nevertheless, there are also options for non-French speakers who wish to move to the province.

Here are some of the main streams that can help candidates to find which one suits most.

Certificat de sélection du Québec

Applicants for immigration to Quebec must go through two separate procedures: selection and admission: one at the selection process at the provincial level, and the other at the federal level.A foreign national must obtain approval from the province of Quebec to enter the province's selection process before they may be admitted to the province.

Quebec's selection is documented by a certificate of selection du Québec (QSC), a certificate that is issued by the provincial immigration authorities after a successful completion of the application through a Quebec-sponsored immigration program.

Quebec Skilled Worker Program

Applicants to the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSW) must have a minimum amount of skilled work experience to qualify for permanent residence. As a skilled worker program, all applicants must have a minimum amount of skilled work experience.