I live in Europe and my husband is submitting a spousal sponsorship application so that I can move to Canada to be with him. My husband lives in Montreal, Quebec. Will I need to apply for a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ)?
Yes. If you and your husband wish to settle together permanently in Quebec, you will need a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ). This is necessary following the Canada-Quebec Accord of 1991 granting Quebec the exclusive responsibility to select certain of its immigrants. Once you have submitted your application and your husband has been approved as a sponsor, the IRCC will invite you to apply for a CSQ. However, the CSQ does not guarantee the positive outcome of your spousal sponsorship application, as the federal government (IRCC) will be the one processing and approving your application.