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Processing times

The time required to process applications varies due to a number of factors (overall selection objectives by geographic pool and immigration category, volume of applications for a Québec Selection Certificatesubmitted from various territories, international context).

These processing times apply to applications for a Québec Selection Certificate only. They do not include those that apply to applications to the Government of Canada for permanent residence.

Information regarding processing times is updated regularly.

Procedure
Identify your country of habitual residence (the one you recorded in your application for a selection certificate). Applications currently processed during the selection interview are those that were SUBMITTED IN THE MONTHS INDICATED and were COMPLETE at that time (ready for the interview: duly completed form and declarations, certified supporting documents, certified translation, full payment of fees). Currently, no selection interviews are being conducted in countries where no month has been indicated.

To find out about processing times, select the country where you legally reside (the one you recorded in your application for a Québec Selection Certificate):

Asia BIQ in Hong Kong


Country of residence
Month (see note)

Afghanistan, American Samoa, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bora Bora, Brunei, Cambodia, Caroline Islands, Christmas Island, Cook Islands, East Timor, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Johnston Atoll, Kiribati, Kosrae, Laos, Macao, Malaisia, Maldives, Mariana (Islands), Marshall islands, Micronasia, Midway Island, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Pacific Islands, Pakistan, Palau (Belau), Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Island, Ponape, Sabah, Sarawak, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taïwan, Tahiti, Thailand, Tonga, Truk Island, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wake Island, Wallis, Western Samoa, Yap Island

No selection interview
for these countries
currently1 and 2
Mongolia September 20103
People's Republic of China, Philippines August 20103
 

 

1 If you have submitted an application for immigration, consult the next update for more information.
2 Please note that, for some of these countries, we have not received any applications for immigration.
3 If you have submitted an application for immigration before this date and your file is complete, you should have been called for a selection interview.

Africa (excluding the Maghreb) – BIQ in Paris


Country of residence
Month (see note)

Angola, Ascension Island, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoro Islands, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, French Southern Territories, Gabon, Gambie, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Réunion, Rwanda, Saint-Helena, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tristan da Cunha, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

No selection interview
for these countries
currently1 and 2
Ivory Coast
November 20093
 

 

Latin America (Northern region) – BIQ in Mexico City


Country of residence
Month (see note)

Anegada, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bequia, Bolivia, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Canouan, Carriacou Island, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, French Guyana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Jost Van Dyke, Martinique, Mayreau, Montserrat, Mustique, Nevis, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Redonda, Saba, Saint-Barthélémy, Saint Eustatius, Saint Kitts, St. Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Surinam, Tortola, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Union Island, Venezuela
No selection interview
for these countries
currently1 and 2
Mexico
December 20103
Colombia, Ecuador
November 20103
 

 

1 If you have submitted an application for immigration, consult the next update for more information.
2 Please note that, for some of these countries, we have not received any applications for immigration.
3 If you have submitted an application for immigration before this date and your file is complete, you should have been called for a selection interview.


Country of residence
Month (see note)

Argentina, Chile, Easter Island, Falkland Islands, Paraguay, Uruguay
December 20113
Brazil
July 20113
 

 

North America – Direction de l'immigration économique – Amérique du nord


Country of residence
Month (see note)

Bermuda, Puerto Rico, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, Virgin Islands (American)
No selection interview
for these countries
currently1 and 2
Québec4
September 20113
Canada (excluding Québec), United States
October 20103
 

 

Western Europe – BIQ in Paris


Country of residence
Month (see note)

Azores, Andorra, Canary Islands, Channel Islands, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Iceland, Isle of Man, Israel, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Madeira, Malta, Monaco, Northern Ireland, Norway, San Marino, Scotland, Svalbard, Vatican, Wales

No selection interview
for these countries
currently1 and 2

Belgium, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland

April 20113
 

 

Eastern Europe – BIQ in Vienna


Country of residence
Month (see note)

Albania, Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

No selection interview
for these countries
currently1 and 2
Bulgaria
November 20103
Ukraine
October 20103
 

 

Maghreb – Direction de l'immigration économique – Maghreb


Country of residence
Month (see note)

Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Western Sahara
No selection interview
for these countries
currently1 and 2
Tunisia*
March 20093
Algeria*
May 20083
 

 

Middle East – Direction de l'immigration économique – Moyen-Orient


Country of residence
Month (see note)

Egypt, Gaza, Sudan
No selection interview
for these countries
currently1 and 2
Azerbaïdjan, Bahrain, Cyprus, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait City, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, West Bank
June 20103
 

 

  USEFUL INFORMATION  
Selection missions for skilled workers are carried out in several countries at different times of the year. Some missions can take place on the same dates in a given territory. Consult the schedule of selection missions which is updated every two months, but is subject to change at any time.  
     
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