Program delivery update: Validity of the Certificat de sélection du Québec

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

September 13, 2018

The program delivery instructions have been updated to provide clarification on the validity of the Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ) (Quebec Selection Certificate), as applicable to permanent residence applications destined to Quebec.

The Règlement sur l’immigration au Québec (RIQ), which came into effect on August 2, 2018, specifies that the CSQ issued after the coming into force of the RIQ is now valid for a duration of 24 months or until a decision is rendered on the permanent residence application by virtue of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, S.C. 2001, c. 27.

The CSQ must be valid at the time it is received by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). A CSQ issued before August 2, 2018, maintains its duration of validity of 36 months. If the application was made within the 36-month deadline, the CSQ will be considered valid until a decision is rendered on the permanent residence application.

As of August 2, 2018, the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion will no longer renew CSQs. This applies to all CSQs. If the CSQ validity date has expired in the Global Case Management System at the time a decision is to be taken, officers must manually update the “Valid To” field to the date that is equal to the validity of the medical results.

Updated instructions

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