The province of Quebec administers its own immigration programs with selection criteria that are distinct from those of federal and other provincial immigration programs. The Quebec Ministry of Immigration (MIFI) selects candidates considered most likely to successfully settle in the French-speaking province. Foreign nationals wishing to settle permanently in Quebec must undergo a two-step immigration
The Quebec government selects business people, entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals wishing to become Canadian permanent residents and settle in the province. Following the acceptance of their application, successful candidates will receive a Certificate of Selection of Quebec (CSQ) and will be able to submit a permanent residence application to the federal government.