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Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP)

Quebec is North America’s emerging and evolving province situated in the Central zone of Canada. Quebec is a centre of growing high tech industries in Information Technology, Aerospace, and Multimedia. Quebec has a largest open economy and is ranked 37th as largest economy in the world and 28th for the gross domestic product. The skilled worker program is the most popular PNP program in Canada.

Candidates interested to immigrate in Quebec need to submit a declaration of interest to Quebec immigration. Highest-scoring candidates are invited to apply for a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ). Candidates receiving an invitation then submit their completed application to the Quebec immigration ministry for a CSQ.


Eligibility Factors:

Education:

  • • Education should be foreign recognized institution or equivalent to the Quebec and the

  • • training or diploma/degree must be awarded within last 5 years before applying.


Work Experience:

  • • At least 1 year of work experience either full time or part time in the field your willing to apply for the job

Age:

  • • Should be minimum 17 years and above

Language Ability:

  • • CLB 5 is mandatory in English less than that will not be considered
  • • Minimum points required in French learning is CLB 7
  • • Maintain relationship with Canadian citizen and Quebec residents
  • • Quebec employer required a job offer letter
  • • Spouse or Family Characteristics

Other Mandatory Factors:

  • • The age of children must be less than 22 years while migrating to Quebec
  • • In starting three months sufficient financial support from family is required after migrating to Quebec
  • • The score required for single applicant is 49 points whereas for married applicant it is 57 points

Quebec Immigration Points Calculator

Quebec Highly Skilled Program provides an opportunity to the exceptionally skilled and trained foreign individuals to work and settle in Canada’s Quebec province by scoring maximum points in the factors required. The province uses ten selection factors to provide eligibility to the candidates for the Quebec Highly Skilled Program, to recognize which candidate can flourish at least once in Quebec economically. It is mandatory for a solo individual to score at least 50 points and 59 points if the candidate has spouse or a common law partner.

This program works differently from other immigration programs. Prior to apply for CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) the candidate is required to fulfill the medical and criminal record checks. The selection factors for Quebec Highly Skilled Program are as follows:


Point Allocation for Each Selection Factor

Age Up to 16 Points
Education Up to 14 Points
Language Proficiency Up to 22 Points
Work Experience Up to 8 Points
Stay & Family Relation in Quebec Up to 8 Points
Area of Training Up to 12 Points
Spouse or Common-law partner Description Up to 17 Points
Accompanying Children Up to 8 Points
Financial Self Capability or Sufficiency 1 Point
Valid Job Offer Up to 14 Points


Age

Age Points
18 to 35 years of age 16 points
36 years of age 14 points
37 years of age 12 points
38 years of age 10 points
39 years of age 8 points
40 years of age 6 points
41 years of age 4 points
42 years of age 2 points
43 years of age or older 0 points
Maximum 16 points


Education

Level of Education Points
Secondary school general diploma 2 points
Secondary school vocational diploma 6 points
Postsecondary school general diploma attesting to 2 years of full-time studies 4 points
Postsecondary school technical diploma attesting to 1–2 years of full-time studies 6 points
Postsecondary school technical diploma attesting to 1 or 2 years of full-time studies in addition to an ‘Area of Training’ worth 12 or 16 points 10 points
Postsecondary school technical diploma attesting to 3 years of full-time studies 8 points
Postsecondary school technical diploma attesting to 3 years of full-time studies in addition to an ‘Area of Training’ worth 12 or 16 points 10 points
Undergraduate diploma attesting to 1 or more years of full-time studies 4 points
Undergraduate diploma attesting to 2 or more years of full-time studies 6 points
Undergraduate diploma attesting to 3 or more years of full-time studies 10 points
Master’s Degree 12 points
Doctorate 14 points
Maximum 14 points


Langauge Proficiency

English Language
English Proficiency Beginner (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

French Language
French Proficiency Low 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


Work Experience

Experience Points
Less than 6 months 0 point
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


Stay & Family In Qubec

Stay in Quebec
Criteria Points
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
Nature of Relationship Points
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


Area Of Training

TrainingPoints
Section A of the areas12 points
Section B of the areas9 points
Section C of the areas6 points
Section D of the areas2 points
Section E, F, or G of the areas0 points
Maximum12 points


Spouse/Common-law partner Characteristics

Education Level Points
Secondary school general diploma 1 point
Secondary school vocational diploma 2 points
Postsecondary school general diploma attesting to 2 years of full-time studies 1 points
Postsecondary technical diploma attesting to 1 or 2 years of full-time studies 2 points
Postsecondary technical diploma attesting to 3 years of full-time studies 3 points
Undergraduate diploma attesting to 1 year of full-time studies 1 point
Undergraduate diploma attesting to 2 years of full-time studies 2 points
Undergraduate diploma attesting to 3 years of full-time studies 3 points
Master's degree attesting to 1 or more years of full-time studies 4 points
Doctorate 4 points
Maximum 4 points
Spouse or Common-law Partner's Area of Training
Area of Training Points
Section A of the areas 4 points
Section B of the areas 3 points
Section C of the areas 2 points
Section D of the areas 1 points
Section E, F or G of the areas 0 points
Maximum 4 points
Spouse or Common-law Partner's Age
Age Points
18 to 35 years of age 3 points
36 years of age 2 points
37 years of age 2 points
38 years of age 2 points
39 years of age 2 point
40 years of age 1 point
41 years of age 1 point
42 years of age 1 point
43 years of age or older 0
Maximum 3 points
Spouse or Common-law Partner's Language Proficiency
French Proficiency Points
Listening 2 - 3 points
Speaking 2 - 3 points
Reading 0 points
Writing 0 points
Maximum 6 points
English Proficiency 0 points


Presence Of Accompanying Children

Age of Children Points
For each child 12 years of age or younger 4 points
For each child 13 to 21 years of age 2 point
Maximum 8 points


Financial Self Sufficiency

Criteria Points
Submit a contract to prove financial self-sufficiency 1 point
Maximum 1 point



Valid Job Offer

Criteria Points
Validated employment offer in the metropolitan area of Montreal 8 points
Validated employment offer outside the metropolitan area of Montreal up to 14 points
a. Abitibi-Témiscamingue
13
b. Bas-Saint-Laurent
12
c. Capitale-Nationale
14
d. Centre-du-Québec
13
e. Chaudière-Appalaches
14
f. Côte-Nord
12
g. Estrie
13
h. Gaspésie
10
i. Lanaudière
13
j. Laurentides
12
k. Mauricie
12
l. Montérégie
14
m. Nord-du-Québec
12
n. Outaouais
13
o. Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
12
Maximum 14 points

Quebec in Demand Occupational List

Quebec in Demand Occupation list specifies all the occupations available for the individuals and is subsequently adding more jobs in their list so that they can gather enough skilled foreign candidates in their province who can contribute to strengthen the economy of the province. The candidate with the mentioned Quebec in Demand Occupational List can verify whether their job profile and skills can score the desired points require to qualify under the Quebec Immigration points calculator 2018.

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