Quebec Immigration - Level of Education

Last updated: 2 September 2020

The education factor is one of the ten criteria for which points are awarded under the Quebec immigration selection system.

To be eligible for selection, Quebec Skilled Worker Program candidates must, at a minimum, hold a diploma corresponding to a general or vocational high school diploma in the province. Up to 14 points are awarded under the education level factor of the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) on the following basis.

Level of EducationPoints
Secondary school general diploma2*
Secondary school vocational diploma6
Postsecondary school general diploma attesting to 2 years of full-time studies4
Postsecondary school technical diploma attesting to 1–2 years of full-time studies6
Postsecondary school technical diploma attesting to 3 years of full-time studies8
Undergraduate diploma attesting to 1 or more years of full-time studies4
Undergraduate diploma attesting to 2 or more years of full-time studies6
Undergraduate diploma attesting to 3 or more years of full-time studies10
Master's Degree12
Doctorate14
Maximum14 points

*Education factor cut-off score for the OSWP.

Learn more about Areas Of Training under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.

See the complete list of selection factors under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.