Quebec Immigration – Skilled Worker Program
The Quebec Immigration selection system for Quebec Skilled Workers:
Skilled Worker (Professional) 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. Below, are the additional information about this program
Important note: guidelines and dates for the QSWP
The Ministère de l’Immigration, (MIDI), the government department overseeing immigration to Quebec, has issued the following guidelines:
- Up to 5,000 applications will be accepted during the period June 13 to June 20, 2016. This intake period will be restricted to the approximately 41,000 candidates who had created a Mon projet Québec account in January. Mon projet Québec is not scheduled to open for new registrations before the June intake period.
- Up to 5,000 further applications will be accepted over the course of another application intake period, with exact dates to be announced later.
As of January 2016, candidates for immigration to Canada through the QSWP must use the secure space Mon projet Québec in order to submit an application.
Quebec Skilled Worker Eligibility
Applicants who are successful under the Quebec Skilled Worker immigration selection system are issued a Quebec Selection Certificate, which is then followed by a Canadian Permanent Resident (Immigration) Visa. Though applicants to the Quebec Skilled Worker Program are assessed based upon different selection factors than those of the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Citizenship and Immigration Canada acknowledges Quebec’s selection of applicants by issuing permanent resident visas to successful applicants, once medical and criminality background checks have been completed.
In order to qualify for this Quebec Selection Certificate, one must score enough points under the Quebec Immigration selection system. A single (unmarried) applicant must score at least 49 points based on this system, while an applicant with a spouse or common-law partner must score at least 57 points.
Language test results must be submitted along with immigration applications to be awarded points for language proficiency.
Quebec Skilled Worker applicants must then successfully complete medical and security examinations conducted by the Canadian government in order to be granted a Canada Immigration (permanent resident) visa.