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QUEBEC SKILLED WORKER PROGRAM (QSWP)

The Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) is an immigration program for candidates for economic immigration who intend to settle in the province of Quebec.

Quebec Skilled Worker / Professional applicants intending to reside in Montreal or another city in the Province of Quebec are selected based upon a different set of criteria than applicants who wish to settle elsewhere in Canada. Applicants who are successful under the Quebec Immigration selection system are issued a Quebec Selection Certificate.

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DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY

To qualify for a Quebec Selection Certificate, Skilled Worker / Professional applicants must score enough points under the Quebec Immigration selection system below. A single applicant must score at least 49 points based on the criteria below.

An applicant with a spouse or common-law/conjugal partner must score at least 57 points. Up to an additional 6 points may be awarded upon the interview for Adaptability. With these points awarded, a single applicant must score a minimum of 55 points. An applicant with a spouse or common-law/conjugal partner must score at least 63 points.

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PROCESSING TIME

Quebec Skilled Worker Program is the most popular program of Quebec immigration. Although, due to a large number of application receiving it takes time to review all the application. You should be patient after applying for Quebec Skilled Worker Program. It hardly takes 24-36 months for the process to complete but time may vary profile to profile.

Note: Rules and regulations for Quebec immigration may change at any time without any notice. So, be in touch with consultant to be updated.

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Quebec Skilled Worker Program

Due to its historical, cultural and political reasons Quebec has its own special program for immigration. Quebec Skilled Worker Program is the popular immigration program initiated by the Canadian Federal government and Quebec government. Quebec Skilled Worker Program enables highly skilled, educated and trained foreign workers who can contribute in the Quebec economy and community. Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) has different methods, rules and process as compared to other Canadian PNP programs.

As QSWP has different selecting criteria, you need to be aware by its selecting process and requirements. It is mandatory to get a Quebec selection certificate only after that one can apply for permanent residency status in Quebec. If you want to enjoy the beautiful life offered by Quebec’s provincial government, you fist meet with the all eligibility criteria of the program.

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For making the Quebec immigration program secure, the provincial government has started Mon Projet Quebec which allows a candidate to submit their application online for a CSQ(Quebec Selection Certificate or Certificat de sélection du Québec) with a secure space and make online fee payment.

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Benefits of Quebec Immigration

Quebec has a tremendous living and working exposure in the province, an immigration will be privileged by the following benefits:

  • A better environment, culture and society to raise your family
  • Avail social and health care benefits from Quebec government
  • Family protection under the same law (like Quebec citizens)
  • Multiple employment benefits
  • Easy policy on getting Permanent Residency (PR)
  • Faster route for eligible candidates
  • Well maintained and developed province with pollution-free tag



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Quebec Immigration Requirements

In order to get the permanent residency status in Quebec, a candidate first need to meet with the eligibility criteria set by the provincial government. Quebec Skilled Worker Program has following requirements:

  • Your age must not be less than 18 years
  • Have sufficient language proficiency not less than CLB 5
  • A job offer letter from the Quebec employer
  • Sufficient work experience either full-time or part time in the applied occupation in the past 5 years
  • You must have relevant diploma, certificate, degree
  • Enough funds to settle in Quebec
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Language Requirement/IELTS Requirements

French and English are two official languages of Quebec andFrench language is widely used in Quebec. It is mandatory for every applicant to show/prove its language proficiency while applying for Quebec immigration. You are required to get minimum score in either English or French language. The most popular and common language exam for English language is International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and for French language Test d’évaluation du français (TEF) or Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF).All language test results cannot be older than 24 months from the date of application submission.

Category Minimum IELTS Score Minimum TEFScore
Reading 6 207-232
Listening 6 249-279
Speaking 6 310-348
Writing 6 310-348

Funds Required For Quebec Immigration

If you are applying for Quebec immigration alone or along with family, you are required to show sufficient funds to settle down and support your family in Quebec. Government of Quebec will sign a contract with you for having funds for the initial 3 months of your arrival with or without family. Following is table which shows the amount of required funds according to the number of members.

Number of Family members Required Funds
1 adult $3,016
1 adult and 1 child (under 18 years old) $4,052
1 adult and 2 children (under 18 years old) $4,574
1 adult and 3 children (under 18 years old) $5,096
1 adult and more than 3 children under 18 years old $522 per child
1 adult and 1 child (or more) 18 years old or older $1,406 per child
2 adults $4,222
2 adults and 1 child (under 18 years old) $4,954
2 adults and 2 children (under 18 years old) $5,347
2 adults and 3 children (under 18 years old) $5,739
2 adults and more than 3 children under 18 years old $393 per child
2 adults and 1 child (or more) 18 years old or older $1,406 per child

Documents Checklist for QSWP

While applying for Quebec Skilled Worker Program, a candidate is required to submit all the documents related to the immigration process at the time of application submission. Quebec government may also ask to provide any document at any time. So, you must prepare all the relevant documents of QSWP. Here, we have prepared a list of required documents which will help you as well as what are the forms you have to fill and submit to CIC or Quebec government.

Identity and Civil Status Documents: You must provide those documents which prove that you are a citizen of your native county and have a legal resident status in the country. The documents which can prove your status are birth certificate, marriage certificate, ID Cards like voter ID, PAN Card, etc.

Occupational Background/Work Experience: Documents which prove that youare having work experience in the relevant occupation in the last 10 years since the age of 18.

Travelling: A candidate must have valid and legal travelling documents. You should have a visa and passport in which date of validity, expiry, date of issue. The travelling documents must prove that you are eligible for immigration.

Proof of Language Proficiency: You must provide your language proficiency proof. Your language proficiency must fulfil the employer requirement. The language proficiency certificate should not older than 24 months at the time of applying.

Children Certificate: A candidate must provide child birth documents, legal documents showing the birth date, name and parents name with authorised signature or stamp.

Police Clearance Certificate: It is one of the important certificates you have to submit. You must verified by the police by clearing that no crime has been done by you and the certificate should not be older than 6 months.
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Is French Mandatory for Quebec Immigration?

Many of the aspirant were willing to apply for Quebec immigration but due to lack of French language they were unable to apply for Quebec’s immigration program. On a very serious note the government of Quebec came to the conclusion in which they removed that section in which French language was compulsory. If you only know the English language than there is no need to worry you can apply for Quebec immigration but you will get less score for English language proficiency as compared to French language. However, if you have a good command in English as well as in French then there will be score adding factor for your.


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Quebec Immigration Process Steps

Your way to Quebec will be processed at two different stages. Stage 1: Selection through QSWP program
In the first stage, you need to apply for your desired Quebec immigration program i.e. QSWP. At this stage you have to submit your form and all the relevant documents as mentioned above. Quebec provincial government will check and verify your all documents. They may ask to provide addition documents or ask you to show original one.

Stage 2: Apply for Permanent Resident Visa/Status in Canada
After the completion of stage 1, you will receive a nomination certificate Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) from Quebec government to come to Quebec and you can live there along with your family. Your next step would be to apply for permanent resident visa which will allow you to live and work in Quebec. The Permanent Resident Visa will be issued by the federal government of Canada. You and your family members have to fulfil the required eligibility criteria of permanent residency. Submit all the documents as well as pay the immigration amount to them.


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Quebec Immigration Point Calculator

Quebec Immigration Point Calculator is a calculator used to calculate the points obtained by a candidate in his/her each credentials. For every entry your profile will get scored according to the allocated point. Point calculator enables Quebec government to select a candidate, high scored candidates are chosen by the provincial government.
Following are the factors on the basis of your profile will get score:

Factor 1: Age (Maximum Points 16)
Age (in years) Points Awarded
18 to 35 16
36 14
37 12
38 10
39 8
40 6
41 4
42 2
43+ 0
Factor 2: Education Qualification (Maximum 14 Points)
Qualification Points Awarded
Doctorate 14
Master's Degree 12
Undergraduate degree (full-time for 3+ years) 10
Undergraduate degree (full-time for 2+ years) 6
Undergraduate degree (full-time for 1+ years) 4
Technical postsecondary school diploma (full-time for 3 years) 8
Technical postsecondary school diploma (full-time for 2 years) 6
Technical postsecondary school diploma (full-time for 1 year) 6
Technical postsecondary school diploma in section A or B training area (full-time for 3 years) 10
Technical postsecondary school diploma in section A or B training area (full-time for 1 or 2 years) 10
General postsecondary school diploma (full-time for 2 years) 4
Vocational high school diploma 6
General high school diploma 2
Factor 3: Areas of Training (Maximum Points 12)

The areas of training meant to know about the potential of a candidate. According to your profession Quebec government has created sections, and score them accordingly. You can ask to our immigration expert in which profession you occupation lies.

Areas of Training Points Awarded
Section A of the areas 12 points
Section B of the areas 9 points
Section C of the areas 6 points
Section D of the areas 2 points
Section E, F, or G of the areas 0 points
Maximum 12 points
Factor 4: Work Experience
Experience Points Awarded
Less than 6 months 0 points
6 to 11 months 4 points
12 to 23 months 4 points
24 to 35 months 6 points
36 to 47 months 6 points
48 months and over 8 points
Maximum 8 points
Factor 5: Validation of Employer (Maximum Points 10)
Criteria Points
Validated employment offer in the metropolitan area of Montreal 8 points
Validated employment offer outside the metropolitan area of Montreal 10 points
Maximum 10 points

Factor 6: Language Proficiency


French Language (Maximum Points 16)
French ProficiencyLow Beginner (A1)High Beginner (A2)Low Intermediate (B1)High Intermediate (B2)Advanced (C1)Advanced (C2)
Listening 0 points 0 points 0 points 5 points 6 points 7 points
Speaking 0 points 0 points 0 points 5 points 6 points 7 points
Reading 0 points 0 points 0 points 1 point 1 point 1 point
Writing 0 points 0 points 0 points 1 point 1 point 1 point
Maximum 16 points
English Language (Maximum Points 6)
English ProficiencyBeginner (CLB 1-4)Intermediate (CLB 5-8)Advanced (CLB 9-12)
Listening 0 points 1 point 2 points
Speaking 0 points 1 point 2 points
Reading 0 points 1 point 1 point
Writing 0 points 1 point 1 point
Maximum 6 points
Factor 7: Stay and Family in Quebec
Stay in Quebec (Maximum Points 5)
CriteriaPoints
Full-time study or full-time work for 3 months or more 5 points
Full-time study or full-time work for 6 months or more 5 points
Participant in Working Holiday Visa Program, with work experience for 3 months or more 5 points
Other stay for no less than 2 weeks and not more 3 months 1 points
Other stay exceeding 3 months 2 points
Maximum 5 points
Family in Quebec (Maximum Points 3)
Nature of RelationshipPoints
Spouse 3 points
Son or daughter, father or mother, brother or sister 3 points
Grandfather or grandmother 3 points
Uncle or aunt, nephew or niece, cousin 0 points
Maximum 3 points
Factor 8: Spouse/Common-law partner Characteristics (Maximum Points 17)
Factor 9: Presence of Accompanying Children (Maximum Points 8)
Factor 10: Financial Self-Sufficiency (Maximum 1 Point)

Points Required for Quebec Immigration

The candidates are assessed on the basis of above mentioned criteria/factors to qualify Quebec Skilled Worker Program. If you want to get a CSQ Quebec nomination certificate, you must score at least 50 if you are single on the basis of above mentioned factors whereas, if you are planning to migrate to Quebec along with your partner/spouse or common-law partner then you must score at least 59.

Quebec High Demand Occupation List

Quebec has a high demand of professionals with high qualifications, skills and experience. A potential candidate can apply for high demand occupation so that Quebec employer can hire them as soon as possible. Below is the list of Quebec’s High Demand Occupations with their NOC code respectively.

  • Human Resources Managers (0112)
  • Banking, credit and other investment managers (0122)
  • Engineering Managers (0211)
  • Computer and Information Systems Managers (0213)
  • Administrators – Post-secondary Education and Vocational Training (0421)
  • Sales, Marketing and Advertising Managers (0611)
  • Manufacturing Managers (0911)
  • Financial Auditors and Accountants (1111)
  • Financial and Investment Analysts (1112)
  • Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers (1113)
  • Other financial officers (1114)
  • Human Resources professionals (1121)
  • Professional Occupations in Business Management Consulting (1122)
  • Human Resources and Recruitment officers (1223)
  • Assessors, Valuators and Appraisers (1314)
  • Physicists and Astronomers (2111)
  • Geoscientists and Oceanographers (2113)
  • Biologists and Related Scientists (2121)
  • Civil Engineer (2131)
  • Mechanical Engineers (2132)
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineers (2133)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers (2141)
  • Aerospace Engineers (2146)
  • Computer Engineers (Except Software Engineers and Designers) (2147)
  • Other Professional Engineers, n.e.c (2148)
  • Information Systems Analysts and Consultants (2171)
  • Database Analysts and Data Administrators (2172)
  • Software Engineers and Designers (2173)
  • Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers (2174)
  • Web Designers and Developers (2175)
  • Tecnólogos y técnicosquímicos (2211)
  • Biological Technologists and Technicians (2221)
  • Agricultural and Fish Products Inspectors (2222)
  • Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians (2231)
  • Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians (2232)
  • Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Technologists and Technicians (2233)
  • Construction Estimators (2234)
  • Architectural Technologists and Technicians (2251)
  • Industrial Designers (2252)
  • Drafting Technologists and Technicians (2253)
  • Inspctors in Public and Environmental Health and Occupational health & Safety (2263)
  • Construction Inspectors (2264)
  • Computer Network Technicians (2281)
  • User Support Technicians (2282)
  • Systems Testing Technicians (2283)
  • Head Nurses and Supervisors (3151)
  • Registered Nurses (3152)
  • Medical Radiation Technologists (3215)
  • Medical Sonographers (3216)
  • Opticians (3151)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (3233)
  • Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment (3237)
  • College and Other Vocational Instructors (4131)
  • Psychologists (4151)
  • Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants (4163)
  • Social Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers (4164)
  • Other Professional Occupations in Social Science, n.e.c. (4169)
  • Community and Social Service Workers (4212)
  • Librarians (5111)
  • Archivists (5113)
  • Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters (5125)
  • Library and Public Archive Technicians (5211)
  • Graphic Arts Technicians (5223)
  • Graphic Designers and Illustrators (5241)
  • Technical Sales Specialists – Wholesale Trade (6221)
  • Sales Representatives – Wholesale Trade (Non-Technical) (6411)
  • Machinists and Machining and Tooling Inspectors (7231)
  • Tool and Die Makers (7232)
  • Heavy-duty Equipment Mechanics (7312)
  • Machine Fitters (7316)
  • Aircraft Mechanics and Aircraft Inspectors (7315)
  • Supervisors, food, beverage and associated products processing (9213)
  • Supervisors, Plastic and Rubber Products Manufacturing (9214)
  • Supervisors, Motor Vehicle Assembling (9221)
  • Supervisors, Electronics Manufacturing (9222)
  • Supervisors, Electrical Products Manufacturing (9223)
  • Supervisors, other Mechanical and Metal Products Manufacturing (9226)
  • Supervisors, Other Products Manufacturing and Assembly (9227)
  • Chemical Plant Machine Operators (9421)
  • Machining Tool Operators (9511)

Quebec Immigration (QSWP) Processing Time

Processing time depends on many phases, initially the Quebec government will verify your documents, and they may ask you to provide additional documents. Processing time also varies from country to country. Quebec government may require conduct an interview you and your family. Also, on every single opening Quebec receives a huge response from different country and thousands of people apply for their immigration program. Therefore, processing time totally depends to their process and methods. Below is average time taken by the Quebec government.

  • Verification of Documents – Up to 41 Months
  • Preliminary Review – 1 to 3 Months
  • Selection Review – 1 to 9 Months

Note: The above mentioned processing time is based on average. Processing time varies from profile to profile.


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Quebec Immigration New Rules 2017

Quebec Government quite often updates its rules and regulation time to time. The following are the recent changes in Quebec immigration rules:
» March 30, 2017: The Quebec government applied new changes for issuing the Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ – Québec selection certificate) selecting the maximum number of candidates will be effective from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2017.

» Quebec Government has allotted the quota for its immigration program, a total of 5000 application will be issued CSQ under the Regular Skilled Worker Program. Date will be announced soon for this.

How to apply for Quebec Immigration (Skilled Worker Program)

Quebec Immigration is a bilateral program run by Quebec Government and Federal government both. First, you need to apply to Quebec government as per their rules and immigration policy, after that you can apply for permanent resident visa to CIC.


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