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Land in Ontario or Saskatchewan with CSQ-Possible? 

Farak
Farak
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Posted On: 10/23/2016
Farak
Farak
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I have a family of 4 people, my spouse, my two kids (2 years and 8 months old)and myself.


We all have QCS and our application is at the federal stage. It's a matter of time and our applications will be approved. Though I applied with the QCS and intended to live in Quebec, I have of late been thinking about this decision a lot.


My reason is that, I'll be moving from the USA with my family.


I'm the only person who knows and speak French.


My spouse doesn't like the idea of settling in a province where English is not the dominant language.


My kids, especially the older ones has began picking the American accent. I don't want my spouse to be frustrated due to language factors. We both have master degrees in Special education from USA. I don't want my elder son to loose the English language he has acquired so far.

Due to this, I'm reconsidering my decision to settle in Quebec.


I'm considering settling in Ontario or Saskatchewan. For this reason, I want to ask if I can land in one of these provinces (Ontario or Saskatchewan) with QCS and be able to process my permanent residency card, social insurance number as well as apply for health insurance coverage and live in one of these provinces without any problem.


Thank you.
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Posted On: 11/1/2016
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

You mentioned that you were selected by Québec and received your CSQ.


In this case, it is important that you review the CSQ and declaration to see what the expectations and guidelines are.

If you have no intention to live in the Province that accepted you, that would be a significant change in why your application was accepted.

According to aMinistère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion - Centre de contacts clientèle (Information service) representative, it may raise some questions during the landing process if it was discovered that you had no intention to reside in Québec. They may question you at the port of entry. Specifically because you were selected based on Quebec. In this case, there are no guarantees that they will not ask about your intentions.

They also stated that even though you have received the CSQ, once you have gone through the landing process, as a Permanent Resident of Canada, you have mobility rights, meaning you can live and work anywhere in Canada.

We suggest that you contact the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion - Centre de contacts clientèle (Information service) at:

+ 1 514 864-9191

to confirm this information and for additional information based on your own situation.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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