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Quebec Skilled Worker Program

Quebec Immigration selection system for Skilled Worker Program is to select eligible applicants who can become economically established upon their arrival in Quebec.

Professional applicants from cities like Montreal or any other region of Quebec are accessed under different system than the applicants who wants to settle in Canada. This type of system is called as Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP).

Quebec Skilled Worker Eligibility

Applicants who got selected under Quebec Skilled Worker Program are issued Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) which is followed by Canadian Permanent Resident Visa or say PR visa. These applicants are selected by different factors than those from Federal Skilled Worker Program. Applicants are acknowledged by issuing PR visa to successful applicants by Government of Canada once medical and criminal checkup is done.

To qualify for CSQ, you should score enough points under Quebec Immigration Selection System.

A Single (unmarried) applicant should score 50 points.

Married applicant should score 59 points.

Below is the points list under Quebec Immigration Selection Factors.

Factors Points to be scored
Education 14
Area of Training 12
Age 16
Work Experience 8
French Language Proficiency 16
English Language Proficiency 6
Family in Quebec 3
Visiting Quebec 5
Spouse Education 4
Spouse Area of Training 4
Spouse Age 3
Spouse French Language Proficiency 6
Validated Job Offer 10
Children 8
Financial Stability 1

 

Processing Fees
Main Applicant:             CAD $785
Spouse:                            CAD $168
Each dependent child:  CAD $168

Eligibility for the Quebec Immigration Skilled Worker Program is determined by nine selection factors. Quebec Skilled Worker Program points are awarded according to these Immigration Quebec selection criteria in order to identify which possible immigrants are most likely to flourish economically once in Quebec. To qualify for immigration to Canada as a Quebec-selected skilled worker, a solo applicant must score at least 50 points. Potential immigrants who apply with a spouse or a common-law partner must score at least 59 pointsin order to be eligible for the QSW Program. We have outlined each of the skilled worker immigration Quebec requirements in detail below

Training (maximum 26 points)

Education (maximum 14 points):

  • General high school diploma – 2 points
  • Vocational high school diploma – 6 points
  • General postsecondary school diploma (full-time for 2 years) – 4 points
  • Technical postsecondary school diploma (full-time for 1 year) – 6 points
  • Technical postsecondary school diploma (full-time for 2 years) – 6 points
  • Technical postsecondary school diploma in section A or B training area (full-time for 1 or 2 years) – 10 points
  • Technical postsecondary school diploma (full-time for 3 years) – 8 points
  • Technical postsecondary school diploma in section A or B training area (full-time for 3 years) – 10 points
  • Undergraduate degree (full-time for 1+ years) – 4 points
  • Undergraduate degree (full-time for 2+ years) – 6 points
  • Undergraduate degree (full-time for 3+ years) – 10 points
  • Master’s degree – 12 points
  • Doctorate – 14 points

The Areas of Training sub-category is intended to identify potential immigrants who are professionally trained in areas with strong job prospects in Quebec. A detailed Quebec Skilled Worker Program list of Areas of Training is available to help prospective applicants determine which section their degree or diploma is classified under.

Areas of Training (maximum 12 points):

  • Section A – 12 points
  • Section B – 9 points
  • Section C – 6 points
  • Section D – 2 points

https://www.bridgevisas.com/quebec-skilled-worker-areas-of-training/

Work Experience (maximum 8 points)

Job Experience Points Grid:

  • Less than 6 months – 0 points
  • 6 months to 1 year – 4 points
  • 1 to 2 years – 4 points
  • 2 to 3 years – 6 points
  • 3 to 4 years – 6 points
  • More than 4 years – 8 points

Age (maximum 16 points)

Age Points Grid:

  • 18 to 35 years old – 16 points
  • 36 years old – 14 points
  • 37 years old – 12 points
  • 38 years old – 10 points
  • 39 years old – 8 points
  • 40 years old – 6 points
  • 41 years old – 4 points
  • 42 years old – 2 points
  • 43+ years of age – 0 points

Language Proficiency (maximum 22 points)

Recognized French Knowledge Evaluations:

  • CIEP: Test de connaissance du français (TCF)
  • CIEP: Test de connaissance du français pour le Québec (TCFQ)
  • CIEP: Diplôme approfondi de langue française (DALF)
  • CIEP: Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF)
  • CCIP-IDF: Test d’évaluation du français (TEF)
  • CCIP-IDF: Test d’évaluation du français adapté pour le Québec (TEFAQ)
  • CCIP-IDF: Test d’évaluation du français pour le Canada (TEF Canada)

Recognized English Knowledge Evaluations:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

French Language Proficiency (maximum 16 points):

  • Reading – A1 Low Beginner (0 points), A2 High Beginner (0 points), B1 Low Intermediate (0 points), B2 High Intermediate (1 point), C1 Advanced (1 point), C2 Advanced (1 point)
  • Writing – A1 Low Beginner (0 points), A2 High Beginner (0 points), B1 Low Intermediate (0 points), B2 High Intermediate (1 point), C1 Advanced (1 point), C2 Advanced (1 point)
  • Listening – A1 Low Beginner (0 points), A2 High Beginner (0 points), B1 Low Intermediate (0 points), B2 High Intermediate (5 points), C1 Advanced (6 points), C2 Advanced (7 points)
  • Speaking – A1 Low Beginner (0 points), A2 High Beginner (0 points), B1 Low Intermediate (0 points), B2 High Intermediate (5 points), C1 Advanced (6 points), C2 Advanced (7 points)

English Language Proficiency (maximum 6 points):

  • Reading – CLB 1 to CLB 4 Beginner (0 points), CLB 5 to CLB 8 Intermediate (1 point), CLB 9 to CLB 12 Advanced (1 point)
  • Writing – CLB 1 to CLB 4 Beginner (0 points), CLB 5 to CLB 8 Intermediate (1 point), CLB 9 to CLB 12 Advanced (1 point)
  • Listening – CLB 1 to CLB 4 Beginner (0 points), CLB 5 to CLB 8 Intermediate (1 point), CLB 9 to CLB 12 Advanced (2 points)
  • Speaking – CLB 1 to CLB 4 Beginner (0 points), CLB 5 to CLB 8 Intermediate (1 point), CLB 9 to CLB 12 Advanced (2 points)

Quebec Connection (maximum 8 points)

Family in Quebec (maximum 3 points):

  • Spouse – 3 points
  • Sibling – 3 points
  • Parent – 3 points
  • Child – 3 points
  • Grandparent – 3 points
  • Uncle or aunt – 0 points
  • Nephew or niece – 0 points
  • Cousin – 0 points

Visiting Quebec (maximum 5 points):

  • Worked in Quebec for at least 3 months (includes Working Holiday Visa holders) – 5 points
  • Worked in Quebec for at least 6 months – 5 points
  • Studied in Quebec for at least 3 months – 5 points
  • Studied in Quebec for at least 6 months – 5 points
  • Stayed in Quebec (not for work or school) for more than 2 weeks – 1 point
  • Stayed in Quebec (not for work or school) for more than 3 months – 2 points
  • Visited Quebec for less than 2 weeks – 0 points

Characteristics of Spouse (maximum 17 points)

Spouse’s Education (maximum 4 points):

  • General high school diploma – 1 points
  • Vocational high school diploma – 2 points
  • General postsecondary school diploma (full-time for 2 years) – 1 points
  • Technical postsecondary school diploma (full-time for 1 year) – 2 points
  • Technical postsecondary school diploma (full-time for 2 years) – 2 points
  • Technical postsecondary school diploma (full-time for 3 years) – 3 points
  • Undergraduate degree (full-time for 1+ years) – 1 points
  • Undergraduate degree (full-time for 2+ years) – 2 points
  • Undergraduate degree (full-time for 3+ years) – 3 points
  • Master’s degree – 4 points
  • Doctorate – 4 points

Spouse’s Area of Training (maximum 4 points):

  • Section A – 4 points
  • Section B – 3 points
  • Section C – 2 points
  • Section D – 1 points
  • Section E – 0 points
  • Section F – 0 points
  • Section G – 0 points

Spouse’s Age (maximum 3 points):

  • 18 to 35 years old – 3 points
  • 36 years old – 2 points
  • 37 years old – 2 points
  • 38 years old – 2 points
  • 39 years old – 2 points
  • 40 years old – 1 point
  • 41 years old – 1 point
  • 42 years old – 1 point
  • 43+ years of age – 0 points

Spouse’s French Language Proficiency (maximum 6 points):

  • Reading – All skill levels (0 points)
  • Writing – All skill levels (0 points)
  • Listening – A1 Low Beginner (0 points), A2 High Beginner (0 points), B1 Low Intermediate (0 points), B2 High Intermediate (2 points), C1 Advanced (3 points), C2 Advanced (3 points)
  • Speaking – A1 Low Beginner (0 points), A2 High Beginner (0 points), B1 Low Intermediate (0 points), B2 High Intermediate (2 points), C1 Advanced (3 points), C2 Advanced (3 points)

Validated Job Offer (maximum 10 points)

Validated Job Offer Points Grid:

  • Validated employment offer in Montreal area – 8 points
  • Validated employment offer outside Montreal area – 10 points

Accompanying Children (maximum 8 points)

Candidates for skilled worker immigration to Quebec who will be bringing their children to Canada are eligible for up to 8 points under this selection criterion.

Accompanying Children Points Grid:

  • Per child under 13 years of age – 4 points
  • Per child 13 to 19 years old – 2 points

Financial Self-sufficiency (maximum 1 point)

A score of 1 point in this category is required in order to be eligible for the Skilled Worker Program.

Immigration Quebec Minimum Settlement Funds Requirement:

  • 1 adult – CAD $3,016
  • 1 adult & 1 child (<18 years of age) – CAD $4,052
  • 1 adult & 2 children (<18 years of age) – CAD $4,574
  • 1 adult & 3 children (<18 years of age) – CAD $5,096
  • 1 adult & 4+ children (<18 years of age) – Add CAD $522/child
  • 1 adult & 1+ children (18+ years of age) – Add CAD $1,406/child
  • 2 adults – CAD 4,422
  • 2 adults & 1 child (<18 years of age) – CAD $4,954
  • 2 adults & 2 children (<18 years of age) – CAD $5,347
  • 2 adults & 3 children (<18 years of age) – CAD $5,739
  • 2 adults & 4+ children (<18 years of age) – Add CAD $393/child
  • 2 adults & 1+ children (18+ years of age) – Add CAD $1,406/child

Quebec Skilled Worker Processing Fees

There is a mandatory Government processing fee for applying to the 2018 Quebec Skilled Worker Immigration Program.

Quebec Skilled Worker Fees:

  • Main applicant – CAD $773
  • Spouse or common-law partner – CAD $166
  • Dependent children – CAD $166 each

Example: a family consisting of a husband and wife and two children would need to pay a Government of Quebec Skilled Worker Program fee of $1,271 ($773 + $166 + $166 + $166).