Apply for Quebec Skilled Worker Program

Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP)

The QSWP operates on a points-based system, where applicants are assessed based on various factors such as education, work experience, language proficiency in French and/or English, age, and adaptability. Successful applicants receive a Quebec Selection Certificate (Certificat de sélection du Québec, or CSQ), which is a prerequisite for applying for Canadian permanent residence through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The program aims to attract individuals with the skills and experience needed to contribute to Quebec's economy and society, while also respecting the province's linguistic and cultural heritage.

Key features of the QSWP include:

 Applicants are assessed based on various factors including education, work experience, language proficiency (French and English), age, and others. Points are awarded for each criterion, and candidates need to reach a minimum threshold to qualify.

Successful applicants receive a Quebec Selection Certificate, which signifies that the Quebec government has approved their application. This certificate is a prerequisite for applying for permanent residency to the federal government.

The program often targets specific occupations that are in demand in Quebec. Applicants with work experience or education in these priority occupations may receive additional points.

Proficiency in French is highly valued in the QSWP, as Quebec is a predominantly French-speaking province. However, proficiency in English is also beneficial.

 Factors such as prior work or study experience in Quebec, having a job offer, or having family members residing in Quebec can positively influence an applicant's eligibility.

Applicants typically need to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through Quebec's online immigration system (Arrima). If selected, they will receive an invitation to apply for a CSQ. Once they obtain a CSQ, they can then apply for permanent residency to the federal government.

Education/ Training max (26 points)

You must have a diploma or degree that is equivalent to a Quebec diploma or degree. This is assessed through an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA).

Work Experience max (8 points)

For the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), there are specific requirements regarding work experience. As of my last update, here are the key points regarding work experience:

Education Points

Training Section Points

High School – 2

A-12

Vocational High School – 6

B-9

Post Secondary Schooling (full time for 2 years)-4

C-6

Technical Post Secondary Schooling (full time for 1 years)-6

D-2

Technical Post Secondary Schooling (full time for 2 years)-6

E-0

Undergraduate degree (full time for 1 + year)-4

F-0

Undergraduate degree (full time for 2 + year)-6

G-0

Undergraduate degree (full time for 3 + year)-10

Postgraduate degree -12

PhD -14

Work Experience max (8 points)

For the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), there are specific requirements regarding work experience. As of my last update, here are the key points regarding work experience:

Points

Points

Worked less than 6 months-0

A-18 to 35-16

Worked from 6 months to 1 year-4

Age 36-14

Worked from 1 year to 2 years-4

Age 37-12

Worked from 2 year to 3 years-6

Age 38-10

Worked from 3 year to 4 years-6

Age 39-8

Worked over 4 year-8

Age 40-6

Age max (16 points)

Age 41-4

Age selection factor rewards prospective immigrants that have long & prosperous careers go to head

Age 42-2

Age  above43-0

Language max (22 points)

You must demonstrate proficiency in French, as it is the primary language spoken in Quebec. You may also need to demonstrate proficiency in English, depending on the requirements of your occupation.
Classified applicants under following categories:

Family members max (8 points)

For the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), there are specific requirements regarding work experience. As of my last update, here are the key points regarding work experience:

Categories

  • Language Proficiency: Basic understanding of either English or French, the two official languages of Canada.
  • Limited Communication Skills: Can understand and convey simple ideas and information in everyday situations.
  • Basic Vocabulary: Familiar with common words and phrases related to daily life, work, and social interactions.
  • Limited Grammar and Sentence Structure: Constructs simple sentences with basic grammar rules but may struggle with complex structures.
  • Reading and Writing Skills: Able to read and write simple texts, such as short emails, messages, or basic forms.
  • Need for Improvement: Requires further language training and practice to enhance proficiency for effective communication in professional and social contexts.
  • Supportive Measures: May benefit from language courses or programs aimed at improving language skills to integrate effectively into Quebec's society and workforce.
  • Language Proficiency: Demonstrates a higher level of proficiency compared to low beginners, but still at the beginner level in either English or French.
  • Improved Communication Skills: Capable of engaging in basic conversations and expressing simple ideas with greater clarity and accuracy.
  • Expanded Vocabulary: Has a broader range of vocabulary compared to low beginners, including more specialized terms related to specific contexts.
  • Basic Grammar Mastery: Shows a better understanding of basic grammar rules and can construct more varied and complex sentences, albeit with some errors.
  • Enhanced Reading and Writing Abilities: Can comprehend simple texts with more ease and write coherent paragraphs on familiar topics.
  • Continued Need for Development: Although improved, still requires further language training and practice to achieve fluency and confidence in communication.
  • Potential for Progress: With continued language education and immersion, likely to advance to an intermediate level of proficiency over time.
  • Adaptability: Shows potential for adaptation to Quebec's linguistic environment and willingness to further improve language skills to integrate effectively into society and the workforce.
  • Moderate Language Proficiency: Demonstrates an intermediate level of proficiency in either English or French.
  • Effective Communication Skills: Capable of participating in basic conversations and expressing ideas with moderate fluency and accuracy.
  • Expanded Vocabulary: Possesses a wider range of vocabulary compared to beginner levels, including terminology relevant to various contexts.
  • Improved Grammar Skills: Shows a better grasp of grammar rules and can construct more complex sentences with fewer errors.
  • Enhanced Reading and Writing Proficiency: Able to comprehend moderately complex texts and express ideas in writing with coherence and clarity.
  • Continued Growth Potential: While at a low intermediate level, there is still room for improvement in language skills through further education and practice.
  • Adaptability and Integration: Demonstrates an ability to adapt to Quebec's linguistic environment and a commitment to further developing language skills for successful integration into society and the workforce.
  • Potential for Further Advancement: With continued language training and immersion, likely to progress to a higher intermediate or even an advanced level of proficiency over time.
  • Strong Language Proficiency: Demonstrates a high intermediate level of proficiency in either English or French.
  • Confident Communication Skills: Capable of engaging in conversations on a wide range of topics with fluency, accuracy, and confidence.
  • Extensive Vocabulary: Possesses an extensive vocabulary covering both general and specialized terms relevant to various professional and social contexts.
  • Advanced Grammar Proficiency: Shows mastery of grammar rules and can construct complex sentences with precision and coherence.
  • Advanced Reading and Writing Abilities: Able to comprehend and analyze complex texts, and express ideas fluently and coherently in writing.
  • Self-sufficiency: Can function independently in most language-related tasks and situations, with minimal need for assistance or correction.
  • Integration Readiness: Well-prepared to integrate into Quebec's linguistic environment, with a strong foundation for successful participation in the workforce and society.
  • Potential for Continued Improvement: While already at a high intermediate level, there is still room for refinement and advancement through continued practice and exposure.
  • Likely to Achieve Advanced Proficiency: With further language training and immersion, expected to reach an advanced level of proficiency in the near future.
  • Exceptional Language Proficiency: Demonstrates an advanced level of proficiency in either English or French.
  • Fluent Communication Skills: Capable of engaging in discussions and debates on complex topics with native-like fluency, accuracy, and nuance.
  • Extensive and Specialized Vocabulary: Possesses a vast and diverse vocabulary, including specialized terminology relevant to professional fields or academic disciplines.
  • Mastery of Grammar and Syntax: Exhibits near-native mastery of grammar rules and can express ideas with sophisticated grammatical structures and precision.
  • Proficient Reading and Writing Abilities: Can comprehend and analyze advanced texts with ease, and produce written content at a high level of sophistication and coherence.
  • Autonomy and Self-correction: Able to navigate linguistic challenges independently, and self-correct language errors with high accuracy.
  • Integration and Adaptability: Well-equipped to integrate seamlessly into Quebec's linguistic and cultural environment, and excel in both professional and social settings.
  • Potential for Leadership and Specialization: Positioned for leadership roles or specialization in fields that require advanced language skills, such as academia, research, or specialized professions.
  • Continuous Learning and Mastery: Committed to continuous language learning and refinement to maintain and enhance advanced proficiency levels.

Family members max (8 points)

For the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), there are specific requirements regarding work experience. As of my last update, here are the key points regarding work experience:

Family Points

Stay (worked/ studied) points

Spouse-3

Min 3 months- 5 points

Siblings-3

Min 6 months- 5 points

Parents-3

Only stayed (exclude work or school) for more than 2 weeks 1

Child-3

Only stayed (exclude work or school) for more than 3 weeks 2

Grandparents-3

stayed  for less than 2 weeks 0

Uncle or Aunt-0

Nephew or Niece-0

Cousin-0

Spouse Qualification max (17 points)

In the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), the qualification of the applicant's spouse can significantly impact the overall eligibility and points allocation. Generally, if the spouse possesses qualifications, education, work experience, or language proficiency, these factors can contribute to the applicant's total points under the QSWP.

Spouse Qualification

Education Points

Training Section Points

General High School – 1

A-4

Vocational High School – 2

B-3

General Postsecondary Schooling (full time for 2 years)-1

C-2

Technical Post Secondary Schooling (full time for 1 years)-2

D-1

Technical Post Secondary Schooling (full time for 2 years)-2

E-0

Technical Post Secondary Schooling (full time for 3 years)-3

F-0

Undergraduate degree (full time for more than 1 year)-1

G-0

Undergraduate degree (full time for for more than 2  year)-2

Undergraduate degree (full time for for more than 3  year)-3

Postgraduate degree -4

PhD -4

Spouse Age Points

Spouse Age

Age points

18- 35 years

3

36 years

2

 37 years

2

 38 years

2

39 years

2

41 years

1

42 years

1

Above 43 years 

0

Accompanying Children max (8 points)

When applying for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), the inclusion of accompanying children is an important consideration for prospective immigrants. Accompanying children refer to dependent children under the age of 22 who will be relocating with the principal applicant to Quebec.

Job Offer max (10 points)

In the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), a valid job offer from an employer in Quebec can greatly enhance an applicant's eligibility and chances of successful immigration. A job offer serves as a crucial factor in demonstrating the applicant's ability to contribute to Quebec's labor market and economy.

Points

 Points are often awarded based on the age of the accompanying children. Generally, younger children may yield more points than older ones.

Additional points may be awarded for each accompanying child. Typically, more children result in higher point allocations.

Some programs may award points for accompanying children based on factors related to their integration into Quebec, such as their ability to adapt to the educational system or language acquisition.

Points may be awarded based on the availability of educational opportunities for accompanying children in Quebec. This includes access to quality schools, educational resources, and programs that support the children's academic and personal development.

 Having accompanying children can demonstrate the applicant's commitment to family cohesion and integration into Quebec society. Points may be allocated to recognize the importance of family unity and the potential contributions of the entire family unit to the province's social fabric and cultural diversity.

Job Offer max (10 points)

In the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), a valid job offer from an employer in Quebec can greatly enhance an applicant's eligibility and chances of successful immigration. A job offer serves as a crucial factor in demonstrating the applicant's ability to contribute to Quebec's labor market and economy.

Categories

 A valid job offer from an employer in Quebec significantly boosts the applicant's eligibility for the QSWP.

 The job offer demonstrates the applicant's ability to contribute to Quebec's labor market and economy.

Points are awarded based on factors such as the skill level of the occupation, salary, and location of the job offer.

A job offer may exempt the applicant from certain selection criteria or language proficiency requirements, streamlining the immigration process.

It demonstrates the applicant's commitment to settling in Quebec and contributing to its economic growth and development.

Funds

In the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), demonstrating sufficient funds is a crucial requirement for prospective immigrants. These funds serve as a financial safety net to ensure that applicants and their families can support themselves upon arrival in Quebec. Typically, the Quebec government sets minimum financial requirements that applicants must meet to demonstrate their ability to settle and integrate successfully.

Funds Required

Minimum funds required 

(Canadian Dollar- CAD)

1 Adult

CAD $ 3,016

1 Adult with 1 child (age less than 18 )

CAD $ 4,052

1 Adult with 2 child (age less than 18 )

CAD $ 4,574

1 Adult with 3 child (age less than 18 )

CAD $ 5,096

1 Adult with more than  4 children  (age less than 18 )

CAD $ 522/ child

1 Adult with 1 child (age over 18 )

CAD $ 1,406

2 Adult 

CAD $ 4,422

2 Adult with 1 child (age less than 18 )

CAD $ 4,954

2 Adult with 2 child (age less than 18 )

CAD $ 5,347

2 Adult with 3 child (age less than 18 )

CAD $ 5,739

2 Adult with more than  4 children (age less than 18 )

CAD $ 393

2 Adult with 1 child (age over 18 )

CAD $ 1,406/ child

(QSWP) Processing Fee

Applicant

Processing fee

Single applicant

CAD $ 773

Spouse/ Common law partner

CAD $ 166

Dependents (Children)

CAD $ 166/ child

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