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Quebec skilled worker Program – QSWP


UPDATE: A new 2018 Quebec Skilled Worker Program intake period (maximum 5,000 applications) should be announced shortly.

From January 2018, to apply for Canada immigration QSWP, applicants must use the Mon projet Québec.

What you need to be eligible for Quebec skilled worker program?

To check the eligibility criteria of an individual the government of Quebec has derived a points system which scores the candidates based on 9 selection points. The candidates scoring the required number of points will be eligible to apply for the Quebec Selection Certificate. These points determine how much will an individual be able to contribute to the economy and society of Quebec.

Check the factors determining the eligibility from the table below.

In order to qualify, the applicant must score required points under the Quebec Immigration Points calculator 2018 selection system.

At least 50 points – for single (unmarried) applicant.

At least 59 points – for applicants with a spouse or common-law partner.

ALSO SEE Quebec In-Demand occupations list 2018

The candidates are scored on the respective categories.

  1. Training: A maximum of 26 points can be scored under this factor.To avail these points candidates need to have a secondary school general diploma. Also the level of education should be acquired 5 years before applying for the QSWP. Else, the immigrant must have work experience directly in the field related to their degree or diploma for at least 12 months also acquired five years before submitting their application. This category is further divided into two categories.
  2. Education 14 points. To calculate your points in this category. Click Here
  3. Areas of Training– 12 points. To calculate your points in this category. Click Here
  4. Work Experience: A maximum of 8 points can be availed under this category. The candidate must have acquired the work experience 5 years in advance of submitting the QSWP application. Both paid and unpaid job experience is considered under this category, except the the unpaid jobs or internships will only be considered if they have been undertaken under a training or educational program. To calculate your points in this category. Click Here
  5. Age: A maximum of 16 points can be availed under this category. This is an essential aspect as the state of Quebec welcomes young potential candidates to have flourishing careers in the state. To calculate your points in this category. Click Here
  6. Language proficiency: Can award up-to 22 points. Quebec awards the points based on language proficiency. Points are awarded on proficiency based on the following:
  • French: 16 points
  • English: 6 points

To Calculate points under this category. Click Here

    7. Quebec Connection: A maximum of 8 points can be availed under this category. This category is further divided into two sub-categories.

  • Family in Quebec: 3 points
  • Visiting Quebec: 5 points

To find more information regarding the same. Click Here

   8. Characteristics of Spouse: This category awards a maximum of 17 points. Which are       further divided into 4 other categories:

  • Spouse’s Education: 4 points
  • Spouse’s Area of Training: maximum 4 points.
  • Spouse’s Age: maximum 3 points.
  • Spouse’s French Language Proficiency: maximum 6 points.

To learn more about this. Click Here

    9. Validated Job Offer: A maximum of 10 points are awarded under this category. This category assess the candidates selection based on the valid employment offers in the state. To calculate your score for the same. Click Here

   10. Accompanying Children: A maximum of 8 points can be availed under this category. This factor throws light on the number of children that will be accompanying the candidate. To calculate the number of points under this. Click Here

   11. Financial Self-sufficiency: The maximum number of points that can be availed under this category is: 1 point. This category defines the financial stability of the candidate and helps in assessing if the candidate has the minimum required funds for immigration and processes after immigration. To learn more about the same. Click Here


To calculate your total score for eligibility. Refer to the links below.

CLICK HERE for Quebec Skilled Worker Program Points Calculator 2018

CLICK HERE for Quebec Immigration High Demand Occupation List 2018

Requirements: Time & Fees.

Time: The QSWP process timings can vary depending on one immigration office to another. Quebec Skilled Worker Processing Time (federal stage only) takes upto 13 months.

Below are the processing fees for Quebec Skilled Worker Program.

Candidates must note that all the documents which are needed for visa application in Quebec must be certified copies. Grab more information on Authorities which are responsible for certifying Documents, Click here.

In order to score points for language proficiency Results of Language examinations must be submitted with the Immigration application.

  • Know more about authorized French tests – Proving French Language Ability.
  • Know more about authorized English tests – Proving English Language Ability – International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

After this each candidate must also go for medical and security checks which are mandatory and processed by the Canadian government for entering the Canadian permanent resident visa program.

Quebec applicants are not selected based on the Federal Skilled Worker criteria. Skilled Candidates are supposed to clear Quebec Immigration selection criteria to be eligible for the Canadian PR Visa.

Processing Time:
Quebec Skilled Worker process timings can vary from one Canadian Immigration Office to another.

Processing Fee:
Quebec Skilled Worker Program Process fees are as following:

Principal ApplicantCAD $779
Spouse, de facto spouseCAD $167
Each dependent childCAD $167

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Other useful links:

Canada Immigration Federal Skilled Worker Program
Federal Skilled Trades Program Canada Experience Class
Other Provincial Nominee Programs Express Entry 
National Occupation Classification (NOC)  Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)
Express Entry points calculator Express entry Draws 
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