The "Stay and Family in Quebec" factor is one of the ten criteria for which points are awarded under the Quebec immigration selection system.

Up to eight points are awarded under the Stay and Family in Quebec factor of the Quebec Skilled Worker Program on the following basis:

Stay in Quebec

Criteria Points
for studies leading to a vocational training diploma (DEP) or an attestation of college studies (AEC) attesting to a total of 900 to less than 1,800 hours, combined with full-time work experience in
Québec, related to the field of training, for a period of at least 6 months following the program of studies
5 points
for studies leading to a vocational training diploma (DEP) or an attestation of college studies (AEC) attesting to 1,800 hours or more, a diploma of college studies (DEC) preuniversity or technical or an undergraduate, graduate or master’s diploma
5 points
to work, with a work permit of at least 1 year and full-time work experience of 6 months
5 points
Other stay for no less than 2 weeks and not more than 3 months 1 points
Other stay exceeding 3 months 2 points
Maximum 5 points

Family in Quebec

Nature of Relationship Points
Spouse or common-law partner  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

Note:

To be awarded points under the Family in Quebec factor of the Quebec Skilled Worker Program, the family member needs to be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident in Quebec. 

Learn about the next selection factor under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program: Spouse or Common-law Partner's Characteristics.

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

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