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QUEBEC SKILLED WORKER PROGRAM

The Quebec immigration selection system for Quebec Skilled Workers is designed to identify immigration candidates who are most likely to become economically established in the Quebec province.

Skilled Worker applicants who intend to reside in Montreal or in another city or region within the province of Quebec are assessed under a different system than applicants who wish to settle elsewhere in Canada.

Skilled Workers or international graduates in Quebec may apply to immigrate to Quebec under what the Government of Quebec calls its ‘Regular Skilled Worker Program’, also known as the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), or the Quebec.

Quebec’s Expression of Interest System and the Arrima portal

Quebec’s introduced an Expression of Interest System in 2018 as part of the province’s efforts to streamline the processing of QSWP applications. Under this system, individuals interested in immigrating to the province through the Quebec Skilled Worker Program must first create an Expression of Interest profile using the province’s Arrima portal.

The Arrima portal

Creating an Expression of Interest profile in the online Arrima portal is free and available to anyone 18 years of age or older. The Arrima portal is available year-round and an Expression of Interest profile can be submitted at any time.

Quebec Skilled Worker Program Eligibility

Applicants who are successful under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program are issued a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) and can then apply to the Government of Canada for permanent residence. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will conduct a medical and criminal background check as part of its approval process.

In order to qualify for a CSQ, the applicant must score enough points under the Quebec Immigration selection factors described below. A single (unmarried) applicant must score at least 50 points based on this system, while an applicant with a spouse or common-law partner must score at least 59 points.

 

 

Selection Factors:

                       Factor

                              Points

Education

Up to 14 points (Cutoff Score = 2 points)

Area of Training

Up to 12 points

Validated Employment Offer

Up to 14 points

Work Experience

Up to 8 points

Age

Up to 16 points

Language Proficiency

Up to 22 points

Stay And Family In Quebec

Up to 8 points

Spouse/Common-law partner Characteristics

Up to 17 points

Presence Of Accompanying Children

Up to 8 points

Financial Self-Sufficiency

Up to 1 point

 

If you need assistance in preparing an application for Canadian permanent residence through QSW, view our Book Consultation and or complete our Assessment Form, we can assess you in your goals.