Quebec's immigration ministry, the Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion (MIDI), may introduce a new Express Entry-style application intake system called the Déclaration d’intérêt to help facilitate permanent immigration applications under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.
The new system would replace the current first-come, first-served application process for the non-cap exempt candidates under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP). Until the new system comes into effect, candidates who are considered cap-exempt can continue to submit their applications for a CSQ through the Mon projet Québec application portal.
The process of applying under the Quebec Skilled Worker program, or what the government calls the Regular Skilled Worker Program, would include the following steps for candidates who are not cap-exempt:
1. Submission of an Expression of Interest to settle in Québec
2. Invitation to apply for a Québec Selection Certificate (Certificat de sélection du Québec, or CSQ)
3. Application for a Québec Selection Certificate
Declaration of Interest System Selection Criteria
After the initial step of submitting an Expression of Interest to the province, an individual would be entered into an Expression of Interest pool. The province is expected to conduct invitations based on a specified cut-off score.
An Expression of Interest profile would remain valid for 12 months.
Once invited, a candidate can take the next step of applying for a CSQ.
While Quebec has not released detailed on the points breakdown, candidates in the Expression of Interest pool would be assessed based on the criteria below.
|Stay and Family in Quebec|
|Spouse/common-law partner Characteristics|
|Presence of accompanying children|
|Valid job offer|
This page will be updated when further details about this system, including the ranking system and exact start date, are announced by the province.