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Quebec Skilled Worker Program

Quebec Skilled Worker Program

Quebec Skilled Worker Program is initiated in collaboration with Government of Quebec and the Canadian Federal Government which enables highly skilled candidates to immigrate to Quebec. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of selection grid of factors, and candidates who scored enough are then given a Quebec Selection Certificate(QSC) which they can use to apply for permanent residency. 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.

Quebec Skilled Worker Eligibility

There are total 26 points given under Training category of this program. These points are given under two sub-category: Education(maximum 14 points) and Areas of Training(maximum 12 points).

Education 

This sub-category has 2 points as minimum cut-off scores, that means applicant must have obtained at least a secondary school general diploma in order to be eligible. Education level must be obtained 5 years prior submitting their application. Otherwise, applicant must have worked in a field directly related to their degree or diploma for a minimum of 12 months in five years.

Factors Point
General High School Diploma 2
Vocational High School Diploma 6
General post-secondary school diploma(2 years full-time) 4
Technical post-secondary school diploma(1 year full-time) 6
Technical post-secondary school diploma(2 year full-time) 6
Technical post-secondary school diploma in section A or B training area(full time for 1 or 2 years) 10
Technical post-secondary school diploma(3 years full-time) 8
Technical post-secondary school diploma in section A or B training area(full time 3 years) 10
Undergraduate degree(full-time 1+ years) 4
Undergraduate degree(full-time 2+ years) 6
Undergraduate degree(full-time 3+ years) 10
Master’s degree 12
Doctorate 14

 

Areas of Training

This category is for to identify potential immigrants who are professionally trained in areas with strong job prospects. Maximum points to be scored are 12 points.

Section A 12
Section B 9
Section C 6
Section D 2
Section E 0
Section F 0
Section G 0

 

Work Experience

Maximum points to be scored are 8 points. Eligible work experience must be gathered in 5 years prior submission of the application for the program. Job experience includes both paid or unpaid employment.

Duration of Job Points
Less than 6 months 0
6 months to 1 year 4
1 to 2 year 4
2 to 3 years 6
3 to 4 years 6
More than 4 years 8

 

Age

Maximum point in this category is 16 points. This program is designed to attract potential Quebec skilled workers who will have long and prosperous career in the province.

Age Points
18 to 35 years 16
36 years 14
37 years 12
38 years 10
39 years 8
40 years 6
41 years 4
42 years 2
43+ years 0

 

Language Proficiency 

Maximum points to be scored in this category is 22 points. Immigration Quebec gives preference to French language over English. Consequently, French language proficiency is weighted more with 16 points for French language in comparison to English language proficiency which is weighted at 6 points.

Recognised French language evaluation test by Quebec immigration are as follows:

  • CIEP: Test de connaissance du francais (TCF)
  • CIEP: Test de connaissance du francais pour le Quebec (TCFQ)
  • CIEP: Diplome approfondi de langue francais (DALF)
  • CIEP: Diplome d’etudes en langue francais (DELF)
  • CCIP-IDF: Test d’evalution du francais (TEF)
  • CCIP-IDF: Test d’evalution du francais adapte pour le Quebec (TEFAQ)
  • CCIP-IDF: Test d’evalution du francais pour le Canada (TEF Canada)

Recognised English language evaluation test by Quebec immigration are as follows:

  • International English Language Test System (IELTS)
English Proficiency Language(maximum 6 points)

Reading

CLB 1 to CLB 4: Beginner 0
CLB 5 to CLB 8: Intermediate 1
CLB 9 to CLB 12: Advanced 1

 

Writing

CLB 1 to CLB 4: Beginner 0
CLB 5 to CLB 8: Intermediate 1
CLB 9 to CLB 12: Advanced 1

 

Listening

CLB 1 to CLB 4: Beginner 0
CLB 5 to CLB 8: Intermediate 1
CLB 9 to CLB 12: Advanced 2

 

Speaking

CLB 1 to CLB 4: Beginner 0
CLB 5 to CLB 8: Intermediate 1
CLB 9 to CLB 12: Advanced 2

 

French Proficiency Language(maximum 16 points)

Reading

A1: Low Beginner 0
A2: High Beginner 0
B1: Low Intermediate 0
B2: High Intermediate 1
C1: Advanced 1
C2: Advanced 1

 

Writing

A1: Low Beginner 0
A2: High Beginner 0
B1: Low Intermediate 0
B2: High Intermediate 1
C1: Advanced 1
C2: Advanced 1

 

Listening

A1: Low Beginner 0
A2: High Beginner 0
B1: Low Intermediate 0
B2: High Intermediate 5
C1: Advanced 6
C2: Advanced 7

 

Speaking

A1: Low Beginner 0
A2: High Beginner 0
B1: Low Intermediate 0
B2: High Intermediate 5
C1: Advanced 6
C2: Advanced 7

 

Quebec Connection

Maximum points to be scored under this category is 8 points. The sub-category for having family members in Quebec offers up to 3 points, while the Stay in Quebec sub-category can provide up to 5 points.

Family in Quebec

Spouse 3
Siblings 3
Parent 3
Child 3
Grandparent 3
Uncle or Aunt 0
Nephew or Niece 0
Cousin 0
 

Visiting Quebec

Worked in Quebec for at least 3 months 5
Worked in Quebec for at least 6 months 5
Studied in Quebec for at least 3 months 5
Studied in Quebec for at least 6 months 5
Stayed in Quebec for more than 2 weeks 1
Stayed in Quebec for more than 3 months 2
Visited Quebec for less than 2 weeks 0

 

Characteristics for Spouse

Maximum points awarded in this category is 17 points. There are three sub-categories and each sub-categories has their own awarded points to it. Following are the sub-categories:

Spouse’s Education: Maximum points(4 Points)

General High School Diploma 1
Vocational High School Diploma 2
General post-secondary school diploma(Full-time for 2 years) 1
Technical post-secondary school diploma(full-time for 1 year) 2
Technical post-secondary school diploma(full-time for 2 years) 2
Technical post-secondary school diploma(full-time for 3 years) 3
Undergraduate Degree(full-time for 1+ years) 1
Undergraduate Degree(full-time for 2+ years) 2
Undergraduate Degree(full-time for 3+ years) 3
Master’s degree 4
Doctorate 4

 

Spouse’s Area of Training:Maximum points(4 points)

Section A 4
Section B 3
Section C 2
Section D 1
Section E 0
Section F 0
Section G 0

 

Spouse’s Age: Maximum points(3 points)

18 to 35 years old 3
36 years 2
37 years 2
38 years 2
39 years 2
40 years 1
41 years 1
42 years 1
43+ years 0
 

 

Validated job offers: 

Candidates who have a valid job offer from the employers in Quebec can be awarded up to 10 points depending on the job location.

  • If the offered job is in Montreal area: 8 points
  • If the offered job is outside the Montreal area: 10 points

 

Financial self Sufficiency

Applicants are given 1 point in this category should they meet the Quebec immigration minimum settlement funds requirement. A score of 1 point in this category is required in order to apply under skilled worker program. Minimum settlement fund required are as follows:

  • 1 adult- CAD $3,016
  • 1 adult & 1 child (<18 years of age) – CAD $4,052
  • 1 adult & 2 children (<18 years of age)- CAD $4,574
  • 1 adult & 3 children (<18 years of age)- CAD $5,096
  • 1 adult & 4+ children (<18 years of age) – Add CAD $522 per child
  • 1 adult & 1+ children (18+ years of age) – Add CAD $1,406 per child
  • 2 adults – CAD $4,422
  • 2 adults & 1 child (<18 years of age) – CAD $4,954
  • 2 adults & 2 children (<18 years of age) – CAD $5,347
  • 2 adults & 3 children (<18 years of age) – CAD $5,739
  • 2 adults & 4+ children (<18 years of age) – Add CAD $393 per child
  • 2 adults & 1+ children (18+ years of age) – Add CAD $1,406 per child

 

Documentation required to apply for skilled worker Quebec Program

In addition to Quebec Skilled Worker application, the following documents are also needed in your application:

  • Financial self-sufficiency contract.
  • Power of attorney mandate (if using a legal representative)
  • Declaration for practicing a regulated trade or profession (if applicable)
  • Photocopy of valid passport (showing issue date and expiry date)
  • Photocopy of birth certificate
  • Photocopy of marriage certificate, judgment of divorce, and/or certificate of death of spouse (if applicable)
  • Photocopy of valid residence permit if residing in country in which you are not a citizen (if applicable)
  • Photocopy of proof of enrollment as a foreign student (if applicable)
  • Photocopy of letter from educational institution indicating start date for foreign student as well as expected end date (if applicable)
  • Photocopy of adoption papers for accompanying child (if applicable)
  • Original medical certificate indicating physical or mental incapacity of accompanying adult child (if applicable)
  • Original passport-sized photos of all family members immigrating to Quebec
  • Certified true copy of all degrees and diplomas, as well as all corresponding transcripts (if applicable)
  • Photocopy of official work attestation for each job declared in your Quebec Skilled Worker application. (if applicable)
  • Photocopy of internship attestation on company letterhead and containing company contact information (if applicable)
  • Photocopy of documentation supporting your work as a self-employed person or contractor
  • Photocopy of certificate of company registration (if applicable)
  • Photocopy of documents demonstrating membership in a professional order (if applicable)
  • Original or certified true copy of income tax return to prove legality of work experience
  • Photocopy of certificate of competence or qualification by regulatory body in Quebec (if applicable)
  • Photocopy of French language testing: TEF, TEFAQ, TEF Canada, TCF, TCFQ, DELF or DALF (if applicable)
  • Photocopy of English language testing: IELTS (if applicable)
  • Photocopy of proof of relationship with Quebec. Either a Quebec work permit or study permit, or proof of exemption for one, or passport stamps demonstrating a visit to Quebec. (if applicable)
  • Photocopy of proof of family in Quebec. Birth certificate of family member domiciled in the province, as well as their valid Quebec healthcare card and Canadian passport or residency card. (if applicable)

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