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Can I land in one city and live in another? 

shadi67
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Posted On: 1/12/2015
shadi67
shadi67
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Hi

I just got the federal immigration visa. May I land in Montreal( to visit a family member), but give an address in Toronto at the airport to receive my PR card? I will anyhow live in Toronto.

Thank you very much
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Posted On: 1/15/2015
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Hi there,

Thank you for sharing your question and situation with us.

We have had other users ask similar questions in some of our previous Landing in Montreal but destination is Ontario discussion threads

Here is an excerpt from one of our threads related to this topic,


There are 2 different questions here - 1. one about moving to quebec after landing and establishing permanent residency in Canada and 2. landing in Quebec without a CSQ.

One important thing to know is that Quebec has a special immigration process and has more control over the selection, landing, and settlement of immigrants to who to that province. So, in general, if you are not selected under the Quebec immigration process, it is easier to land elsewhere in Canada.

1. Canadian Permanent Residents have full mobility rights.

This means that, unless you are otherwise legally restricted (bail, bond, etc.), you can move to any city or province in Canada and live wherever you wish. However, as a new immigrant you may not have access to some of the Quebec-funded services for immigrants that come to that province via their provincial selection process.

You can find information and contacts for the government of Quebec immigration department here:
http://www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/anglais

2. Landing in Quebec without a CSQ.

Landing in Montreal without a CSQ
http://www.settlement.org/discuss/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7212

According to CIC, if you do not have a Certificat de Selection (CSQ) or proof of onward transportation out of Quebec, you will most likely have difficulties in "landing" there. The main problem is that this decision is at the discretion of immigration officials at the port of entry in Quebec. If you have indicated a non-Quebec destination but try to land in Quebec, you might have problems at the border, since Quebec has the provincial authority to choose its own immigrants, and has a somewhat different immigration process.

Again, if you do have to land in Quebec without a CSQ, you should be able to show that you are continuing on to a destination outside Quebec.


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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Julia
Settlement.Org Team

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mylcdmonitor
mylcdmonitor
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Posted On: 3/8/2015
mylcdmonitor
mylcdmonitor
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hi
plz help me
i have same question related to this thread

Thanks GOD i am provincial nominee and i have got visa , i have 2 questions ?

1- if i couldnt find any direct flight to halifax , can i land in another city like toronto ?

2- for giving pr card can i give an address outside of nova scotia ?

could u plz give my answer with refrences of cic or other official website ?
i really help ur answers

GOD Bless U

Only GOD
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Posted On: 3/12/2015
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

It is great that you are looking into this information before travelling. It is important to be sure.

It is probably best if you contact the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration directly to state your situation and intention.

You can contact them here:

1741 Brunswick Street, Suite 110A
PO Box 1535
Halifax, NS, Canada
B3J 2Y3


Telephone: (902) 424-5230
Toll Free in Nova Scotia: 1-877-292-9597
Fax: (902) 424-7936

Email: nsnp@novascotia.ca

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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chaukserahul
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Posted On: 6/26/2019
chaukserahul
chaukserahul
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Hi All,

Currently I am working from India in a Software Company and providing services as a Vendor to my Client which is an Investment Bank who has their office in Montreal, Quebec province.

I hope to get my PR in next couple of months.

My question is around getting a first job in Montreal, Quebec via current Software Company in India for my current client an Investment Bank.

Am I eligible to land and work for my 1st job on PR in Montreal, Quebec ? or do I need to land first time outside Quebc ?
Do I need a valid job offer before landing in Quebec on PR ?
will I be eligible to get Medical and other services from Quebec province on NON-Quebec PR ?


thank you.
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