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
Stay for studies leading to a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS) or an Attestation of Vocational Specialization (AVS) of 900 to less than 1,800 hours, combined with at least six (6) months or more full-time work experience in Québec related to the area of training
5 points
Stay for study purposes leading to a DVS or an AVS of 1,800 hours or more, a Diploma of College Studies (DCS), or an undergraduate, master’s, or doctoral diploma 
5 points
Stay for work, with a work permit of at least 1 year and full-time work experience of 6 months
5 points
Other stays for no less than 2 weeks and not more than 3 months 1 points
Other stays 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


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.