Resettlement: After arrival in Quebec

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This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

Upon arrival at the Canadian port of entry, all refugees arriving in Quebec will be further assessed before admitted into the country. After admitted and throughout their initial year, refugees are provided with much assistance to help them begin their new life in Canada.

Arrival at Canadian Port of Entry (Montreal, Quebec)
Description of procedures that occur at airport on arrival

Assistance for refugees in Quebec
Description of services provided by Service Providing Organizations in Quebec


Cases for priority or special processing
Considerations for assessing and processing special or priority case groups. Includes cases referred for urgent protection, vulnerable cases, public policies, applicants who are persecuted on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity expression (SOGIE-LGBTQI) and other groups requiring special attention.

Resettlement: Program delivery partners – roles and responsibilities
Key partners within and outside of IRCC and their respective responsibilities regarding resettlement.

For other processing stages, refer to:

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