Quebec has a special arrangement with the Government of Canada on matters concerning immigration. The province has its own criteria and rules for selecting immigrants who will integrate well into Quebec Society.
Immigration to Quebec always involves a 2-stage process. First an application must be made to Immigration Quebec under one of its existing programs. If you are qualified and selected, a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ) is issued to you. With the CSQ, you may then apply to the federal CIC for Canadian permanent residency.