Quebec Immigration - Skilled Worker Program

The Quebec Immigration selection system for Quebec Skilled Workers is designed to indicate which applicants are likely to become economically established upon immigration to Quebec.

Quebec Skilled Worker applicants intending to reside in the province of Quebec are selected based upon a different set of criteria than applicants who wish to settle elsewhere in Canada.

As of August 11, 2014, the cap of 6,500 applications has been filled. Individuals with a valid employment offer may still apply. The government of Quebec has announced that it will receive a maximum of 6,300 applications for the next application cycle of the program, which is due to reopen later in 2015.

Applicants who are successful under the Quebec Immigration selection system are issued a Quebec Selection Certificate, at which point they may apply for a Canadian permanent resident visa.

To qualify for a Quebec Selection Certificate, Skilled Worker 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 partner must score at least 57 points.

The Quebec Immigration selection factors may be summarized as follows:

Education Up to 14 points (Cutoff Score = 2 points)
Area of Training Up to 16 points
Validated Employment Offer Up to 10 points
Work Experience Up to 8 points
Age Up to 16 points
Language Proficiency Up to 22 points
Stay and Family in Quebec Up to 8 points
Spouse/Common-law partner Characteristics Up to 17 points
Children Up to 8 points
Financial Self-Sufficiency 1 point

Language test results must be submitted along with immigration applications to be awarded points for language proficiency:

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.

Quebec Skilled Worker applicants must then successfully complete medical and security examinations conducted by the Canadian government in order to be granted a Canada Immigration (permanent resident) visa.

Quebec Skilled Workers applicants are not assessed based upon the selection factors of the Federal Skilled Worker Program. Citizenship and Immigration Canada acknowledges the selection of applicants who meet Quebec immigration selection criteria.

Processing Times
Processing times for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program vary from one Canadian Immigration Visa Office to another.

Processing Fees
Processing fees  for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program are as follows:
Applicant Fees
Principal Applicant $765
Spouse, de facto spouse $164
Each dependant child $164

For more information about the Quebec Skilled Worker Program, see the Quebec Skilled Worker FAQ.

Learn more about the Canadian Immigration Process for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.

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