Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP)

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Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP)

Quebec Skilled Worker Program

Offered  by the Quebec Government and the Canadian Federal Government, Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) enables highly educated and trained foreign nationals to immigrate to Quebec as skilled workers. Prospective immigrants who apply to the Skilled Worker Quebec Program are evaluated according to a selection grid of factors, and applicants who score enough points are given a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) which they can then use to apply for Canadian permanent residency.

Quebec Skilled Worker Eligibility

Eligibility for the Quebec Immigration Skilled Worker Program is determined by nine selection factors. Quebec Skilled Worker Program points are awarded according to these Immigration Quebec selection criteria in order to identify which possible immigrants are most likely to flourish economically once in Quebec. To qualify for immigration to Canada as a Quebec-selected skilled worker, applicant must score at least 50 points. Potential immigrants who apply with a spouse or a common-law partner must score at least 59 pointsin order to be eligible for the QSW Program. Below are the points details.

UPDATES - September  2018.The province of Quebec, home to Canada’s second-largest city, Montreal, has adopted a new Express Entry-style ‘expression of interest’ immigration system for the selection of economic migrants to Quebec.

The expression of interest system is used for the popular Quebec Skilled Worker Program, a points-based immigration program that has facilitated the entry of many thousands of immigrants to cities and communities across Quebec


Training (maximum 26 points)

Education (maximum 14 points)

Areas of Training (maximum 12 points):

Work Experience (maximum 8 points)

Age (maximum 16 points)

Language Proficiency (maximum 22 points)

Quebec Connection (maximum 8 points)

Validated Job Offer (maximum 10 points)

Accompanying Children (maximum 8 points)

Financial Self-sufficiency (maximum 1 point)