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Migrating to Quebec.. Visa Question

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    QUOTE Jan 15, 2012 8:21 PM GMT
    Hi guys, So I've requested internships in New York, Boston, and Montreal, but I am confused by the visa's... has anyone migrated into Quebec and do you know whether I should only apply for a visa for Quebec and not all of Canada?.. any other info useful thnx
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    QUOTE Jan 15, 2012 8:29 PM GMT
    GreenHopper saidHi guys, So I've requested internships in New York, Boston, and Montreal, but I am confused by the visa's... has anyone migrated into Quebec and do you know whether I should only apply for a visa for Quebec and not all of Canada?.. any other info useful thnx


    I may be wrong but I think Quebec does have its own immigration process somewhat separate from the general Canadian one so if that's true then I would go that route

    ahh here it is

    http://www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/en/index.html
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    QUOTE Jan 15, 2012 8:36 PM GMT
    ^ aww cheers thanks... Wow, it really is its own country in a way haha
  • Cdnontherun Posts: 62
    QUOTE Jan 15, 2012 10:14 PM GMT
    Actually, you have to do both, but you start with the feds as they are the ones who will issue the visa. Québec will then do their part as part of the federal process.
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    QUOTE Jan 15, 2012 10:22 PM GMT
    Cdnontherun is right. You have to do it with the Cdn Federal gvt. Then once the Federal will accept, Quebec is, I think, the only province which has a veto right in Canada regarding immigration.
    However, as you are requesting for internship, the procedure may be differet.
    Here is another website from the Canadian Government.

    http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/index.asp
    Look at the menu under the tab "Application Forms and Guide"
    Plus, do use cdnontherun website: it is the one for the Quebec gvt.

    Hope that helps.
    Good luck :-)
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    QUOTE Jan 15, 2012 10:33 PM GMT
    Thanks guys that does clear things up.. I really appreciate the in-depth replies.. you are really coming through helping me with this confusionn have any of you gone through this process? How did it fare?
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    QUOTE Jan 18, 2012 2:47 AM GMT
    Do you need an immigrant class visa to do an internship?

    Check with the Canadian embassy in your country.

    You could arrive on another visa class - Tourist for example and then change.

    You can file for a CSQ = Certificate of Selection from Quebec. Then it is passed to Ottawa.
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    QUOTE Jan 18, 2012 2:48 AM GMT
    are u planning to stay with me
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    QUOTE Jan 18, 2012 2:56 AM GMT
    tanlejos saidDo you need an immigrant class visa to do an internship?

    Check with the Canadian embassy in your country.

    You could arrive on another visa class - Tourist for example and then change.

    You can file for a CSQ = Certificate of Selection from Quebec. Then it is passed to Ottawa.


    Thats what Im not too sure about either... student visa I was thinking.. but I will do what you say and go on tourist visa and then find out..

    Ive heard o a CSQ.. great idea! I will def try that route!
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    QUOTE Jan 18, 2012 2:56 AM GMT
    graphicb saidare u planning to stay with me


    YOu are not even in Quebec lol
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    QUOTE Jan 18, 2012 3:09 AM GMT

    I am not an immigration lawyer

    Look on the web and perhaps contact the Embassy.

    I don't want you to be locked up because of my advice!

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    QUOTE Jan 18, 2012 3:34 AM GMT
    My step-brother did it to depart from Cuba to Quebec! Took a while, but with the right ''orientor'' if I may use the term, everything did go smoothly. My sister had lots of papers to sign and cost quite some dollars but hey, it's from Cuba, it's a lot more complicated than NY or Boston! You'll get around here in NO TIME!

    The process isn't that long, Quebec answers fast and do everything properly. I hope you'll enjoy your stay in Montreal, it's really a neat town when you discover the right places!
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    QUOTE Jan 18, 2012 3:39 AM GMT
    first of all, do all the preparation MONTHS in advance

    then, you need a entrance for canada AND quebec

    you need a CAQ its called "certificat d'acceptation au quebec"
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    QUOTE Jan 18, 2012 3:39 AM GMT
    tanlejos said
    I am not an immigration lawyer

    Look on the web and perhaps contact the Embassy.

    I don't want you to be locked up because of my advice!



    Lol, no way in hell I am going to go to an immigration lawyer if Im only planning on doing a temporary stay haha... I just need to be able to study legally, and if possible, work part-time... I mean, if it happens that I decide to move permanently, yes, then you need a lawyer...
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    QUOTE Jan 18, 2012 3:40 AM GMT
    Ruskach saidfirst of all, do all the preparation MONTHS in advance

    then, you need a entrance for canada AND quebec

    you need a CAQ its called "certificat d'acceptation au quebec"


    Yes. I know, I started looking stuff up a month or so ago... thanks.. I was wondering what a CAQ was.. cheers!

    And o, you're European right? do you know if I should apply as a European or better as an American citizen?
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    QUOTE Jan 18, 2012 3:45 AM GMT


    well i'm like you, i got the american and french citizenship


    IF you're french (i dont know what country your passport is from) DEFINITELY go from the french one cuz there's "l'accord franco-quebec" which means you'll be considered/treated as a quebecois (same prices for uni, health care etc)

    if you're from another european country i'd enter with the american passport
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    QUOTE Jan 18, 2012 3:46 AM GMT
    Ruskach said

    well i'm like you, i got the american and french citizenship


    IF you're french (i dont know what country your passport is from) DEFINITELY go from the french one cuz there's "l'accord franco-quebec" which means you'll be considered/treated as a quebecois (same prices for uni, health care etc)

    if you're from another european country i'd enter with the american passport


    Got it.. thanks.. Im Dutch.. American it is
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    QUOTE Jan 18, 2012 3:49 AM GMT

    You may be entitled to live in Canada under a Working Holiday Visa as a Dutch citizen.

    You'd have the freedom to work for at least a year.

    http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/netherlands-pays_bas/experience_canada_experience/index.aspx?view=d
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    QUOTE Jan 18, 2012 3:53 AM GMT
    tanlejos said
    You may be entitled to live in Canada under a Working Holiday Visa as a Dutch citizen.

    You'd have the freedom to work for at least a year.

    http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/netherlands-pays_bas/experience_canada_experience/index.aspx?view=d


    O wow, that is interesting.. but I am pretty sure Quebec will have different rules.. but I totally appreciate that lead.. that would help greatly! thnx ;)

    Edit: oops.. they have an age limit.. Im not eligible.. good idea though.. i'll keep this in mind for Dutch people and pass the info on
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    QUOTE Jan 18, 2012 3:54 AM GMT
    Not at all.

    I know because I have this visa and I live in Montreal

    veel success!
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    QUOTE Jan 18, 2012 3:56 AM GMT
    tanlejos saidNot at all.

    I know because I have this visa and I live in Montreal

    veel success!


    Hè? Jij bent Nederlands? Tjongejonge.. hoe kom jij in Montreal man?
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    QUOTE Jan 18, 2012 4:02 AM GMT
    GreenHopper said
    Ruskach said

    well i'm like you, i got the american and french citizenship


    IF you're french (i dont know what country your passport is from) DEFINITELY go from the french one cuz there's "l'accord franco-quebec" which means you'll be considered/treated as a quebecois (same prices for uni, health care etc)

    if you're from another european country i'd enter with the american passport


    Got it.. thanks.. Im Dutch.. American it is


    I dunno if you`re paying to study, but if you can pass a standardized French language test, you get to pay the incredibly lower Quebec fees, as opposed to the international fees.
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    QUOTE Jan 18, 2012 4:03 AM GMT
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    QUOTE Jan 18, 2012 4:03 AM GMT
    Bale02 said
    GreenHopper said
    Ruskach said

    well i'm like you, i got the american and french citizenship


    IF you're french (i dont know what country your passport is from) DEFINITELY go from the french one cuz there's "l'accord franco-quebec" which means you'll be considered/treated as a quebecois (same prices for uni, health care etc)

    if you're from another european country i'd enter with the american passport


    Got it.. thanks.. Im Dutch.. American it is


    I dunno if you`re paying to study, but if you can pass a standardized French language test, you get to pay the incredibly lower Quebec fees, as opposed to the international fees.


    its more than just passing a test
    you need to BE french
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    QUOTE Jan 18, 2012 4:04 AM GMT
    Ruskach said
    Bale02 said
    GreenHopper said
    Ruskach said

    well i'm like you, i got the american and french citizenship


    IF you're french (i dont know what country your passport is from) DEFINITELY go from the french one cuz there's "l'accord franco-quebec" which means you'll be considered/treated as a quebecois (same prices for uni, health care etc)

    if you're from another european country i'd enter with the american passport


    Got it.. thanks.. Im Dutch.. American it is


    I dunno if you`re paying to study, but if you can pass a standardized French language test, you get to pay the incredibly lower Quebec fees, as opposed to the international fees.


    its more than just passing a test
    you need to BE french


    Hmm, well he may be right.. I think they do this for Haitiens, French Africans.. and generally french speaking people, because they are promoting french language use.. i will look it up.. thanks Bale!