Facilitative measures for paper-based Quebec skilled worker (QSW) applications
This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.
Officers are asked not to reject incomplete Quebec skilled worker (QSW) applications that meet certain criteria. Missing documentation should be requested from the client. For these applications, officers will accept further submissions of all missing documents, provided that a valid Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ) is present upon receipt of the application. If the applicant’s documents are not received in the requested timeframe, the application may be returned as incomplete.
The following conditions apply:
- The QSW application is deemed incomplete (for reasons that are not already addressed through a COVID-19 facilitation measure).
- There was a valid CSQ present when the application was received (the CSQ may or may not have since expired).
- Any documents requested through this facilitation measure must be received at the Centralized Intake Office (CIO) (or by the relevant office) by the date determined by the officer.