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 Education Points
Secondary school general diploma  2* 
Secondary school vocational diploma 6
Postsecondary school general diploma attesting to 2 years of full-time studies 4
Postsecondary school technical diploma attesting to 1–2 years of full-time studies 6
Postsecondary school technical diploma attesting to 3 years of full-time studies 8
Undergraduate diploma attesting to 1 or more years of full-time studies 4
Undergraduate diploma attesting to 2 or more years of full-time studies 6
Undergraduate diploma attesting to 3 or more years of full-time studies 10
Master's Degree 12
Doctorate 14
Maximum 14 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.

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