Through the Quebec Skilled Worker Program Points Calculator, an aspirant can check their own points for the Quebec Immigration. After this, they can prepare the visa application for Quebec Skilled Worker Program. A selected candidate under the program is issued a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) or Ceritificat de selection. This certificate is an open door to the Canadian Permanent Residency Visa.
A candidate’s eligibility applying for the Skilled Worker Program of Quebec is according to the system consists of many selection factors. All these factors are different from the ones used for the Federal Skilled Worker Program from the CIC. The candidate has to undergo and pass the necessary medical and criminal record checks before they submit their application to the IRCC for the Permanent Residency (PR) Visa for Quebec.
To be eligible, candidates have to get the required score under the Quebec Points Calculator. A single (unmarried) applicant has to score at least 50 points, while those having a spouse or common-law partner have to score at least 59 points. Apart from that, candidates have to also keep a check on Occupation List of Quebec province in order to check whether their experience would be relevant to the province or not. The province keeps on updating its occupation list from time to time.
Following is the overall points table for the Quebec Immigration Skilled Worker Program. A candidate may refer to it in order to judge what sort of points would be provided to them in each category.
|Education||14 points (Cutoff Score = 2 points) Max.|
|Area Of Training||12 points Max.|
|Validated Employment Offer||14 points Max.|
|Work Experience||8 points Max.|
|Age||16 points Max.|
|Language Proficiency||22 points Max.|
|Stay And Family In Quebec||8 points Max.|
|Spouse/Common-law partner Characteristics||17 points Max.|
|Presence Of Accompanying Children||8 points Max.|
|Financial Self-Sufficiency||1 point Max.|
Following is the break up of the above points. This helps to know better what points are taken into consideration under each category.
In order to be eligible for QSWP, the candidates ought to possess at least a diploma which should correspond to the general or vocational high school diploma in Quebec. Maximum 14 points can be awarded under this category.
|General high school diploma||2*|
|Vocational high school diploma||6|
|General post-secondary school diploma (full-time for 2 years)||4|
|Technical post-secondary school diploma (full-time for 1 year)||6|
|Technical post-secondary school diploma (full-time for 2 years)||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 (full-time for 3 years)||8|
|Technical post-secondary school diploma in section A or B training area (full-time for 3 years)||10|
|Undergraduate degree (full-time for 1+ years)||4|
|Undergraduate degree (full-time for 2+ years)||6|
|Undergraduate degree (full-time for 3+ years)||10|
*Education Factor cut off for QSWP
Under this stream, candidates are allocated the points for their individual field of study or the area of training based on the Areas of Training List which is published by the Quebec Government. The points value assigned to the particular field of study is determined by labour market needs in the province.
Employment is also counted as one of the factors while judging the eligibility under the Quebec Immigration program. Maximum 14 points can be allocated to a particular candidate under the validated employment offer category which is based on the location of a candidate’s job.
Following table explains the points system under the validated employment category which explains what all points would be alloted to the candidates if they are in the metropolitan area of Montreal and if they are outside of this area.
|Validated employment offer in the metropolitan area of Montreal||8 points|
|Validated employment offer outside the metropolitan area of Montreal||up to 14 points|
Work experience is yet another factor which helps to decide the candidate’s eligibility for the Quebec province. Maximum up to 8 points that can be awarded under the work experience category.
Following are the Conditions Under The Work Experience Category:-
a) The ‘work experience’ term includes employment of paid nature either of full time or part time. The experience acquired through internships, whether unpaid or paid, may be counted as experience if the final outcome is diploma being granted to the candidate.
b) The experience acquired by the candidate should be accumulated during 5 years that precede the application date and must be above the skill level D mentioned in the occupation list.
Following is the Point System Under the Work Experience Factor of the Quebec Skilled Immigration:-
|Less than 6 months||0 points|
|6 to 11 months||4 points|
|12 to 23 months||4 points|
|24 to 35 months||6 points|
|36 to 47 months||6 points|
|48 months and over||8 points|
Age factor is also considered as one of the factors considered in Quebec Immigration. Maximum points that can be allocated under age criteria are 16. Following is the points table that can explain the different points allocated to different age groups:-
|18 to 35||16|
The language proficiency factor is judges on 2 languages i.e. English and French. In order to be eligible to gain points under the language proficiency criteria, candidates must submit the language test results. Maximum up to 22 points can be awarded under this category.
Following are the points allocated under the French Language proficiency. Maximum of 16 points can be allocated under the Frech Speaking Proficiency. Following is the point system under this category:-
|Skill||Low Beginner (A1)||High Beginner (A2)||Low Intermediate (B1)||High Intermediate (B2)||Advanced (C1)||Advanced (C2)|
|Listening||0 points||0 points||0 points||5 points||6 points||7 points|
|Speaking||0 points||0 points||0 points||5 points||6 points||7 points|
|Reading||0 points||0 points||0 points||1 point||1 point||1 point|
|Writing||0 points||0 points||0 points||1 point||1 point||1 point|
English Language Proficiency (maximum 6 points): (IELTS)
English is also another language who’s official score needs to be submitted while the visa application is processed. Candidates are allocated points according to the following table:-
|Skill||Beginner (CLB 1-4)||Intermediate (CLB 5-8)||Advanced (CLB 9-12)|
|Listening||0 points||1 point||2 points|
|Speaking||0 points||1 point||2 points|
|Reading||0 points||1 point||1 point|
|Writing||0 points||1 point||1 point|
Spouses who would accompany the candidates have to obtain up to six points in oral French Speaking skills. Following table shows the breakup of points allocated to the spouses or common in law partner, in each skill for the spouses.
|Skill||(CLB 1-6)||(CLB 7-8)||(CLB 9-12)|
|Listening||0 points||2 points||3 points|
|Speaking||0 points||2 points||3 points|
|Reading||0 points||0 points||0 points|
|Writing||0 points||0 points||0 points|
Under the category of Stay and Family in Quebec, maximum points allocated to the candidates are 8. If a family member wants to gain points under this head, their one family member should be a Canadian citizen or Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) holder. The following table shows how much points a candidate can gain under different conditions:-
Staying in the province of Quebec
|Studies for vocational training diploma (DEP) or an attestation of college studies (AEC) attesting to a total of 900 to less than 1,800 hours, combined with full-time work experience in||5|
|Québec, related to the field of training, for a period of at least 6 months after the program of studies|
|Studies for vocational training diploma (DEP) or an attestation of college studies (AEC) attesting to 1,800 hours or more, a diploma of college studies (DEC) preuniversity or technical or an undergraduate, graduate or master’s diploma||5|
|Work with a work permit of atleast 1 year and full-time work experience of six months||5|
|Another stays for no less than 2 weeks and not more than 3 months||1|
|Stay exceeding 3 months||2|
Family in the province of Quebec
|Nature of Relationship||Points|
|Spouse or common-law partner||3|
|Son or daughter, father or mother, brother or sister||3|
|Grandfather or grandmother||3|
|Uncle or aunt, nephew or niece, cousin||0|
Spouse or Common-law partner factors is another factor that is counted in Quebec Immigration. Maximum upto 17 points are allocated under this particular category. Candidates must provide proof of language test results while claiming for the said factor under Quebec immigration.
a) Spouse/Common-law partner Education
Spouse or Common Law partner are allocated the points according to the different educational levels as well. Following are the number of points allocated under each level of education:-
|Secondary school general diploma||1|
|Secondary school vocational diploma||2|
|Postsecondary school general diploma attesting to 2 years of full-time studies||1|
|Postsecondary technical diploma attesting to 1 or 2 years of full-time studies||2|
|Postsecondary technical diploma attesting to 3 years of full-time studies||3|
|Undergraduate diploma attesting to 1 year of full-time studies||1|
|Undergraduate diploma attesting to 2 years of full-time studies||2|
|Undergraduate diploma attesting to 3 years of full-time studies||3|
|Master’s degree attesting to 1 or more years of full-time studies||4|
b) Spouse/Common-Law Partner Area of Training
Second criteria spouse or common-law partner are judged upon the area of training as well. Following are the points allocated to candidates under the area of training category:-
|Area of Training||Points|
|Section A of the areas||4|
|Section B of the areas||3|
|Section C of the areas||2|
|Section D of the areas||1|
|Section E, F or G of the areas||0|
c) Spouse/Common-Law Partner’s Age
Spouse or Common Law’s Partner Age is also one of the eligibility criteria under Quebec immigration. Maximum 3 points are allocated under the age factor. Following are the points allocated at each level:-
|18 to 35||3|
d) Spouse/Common-Law Partner’ Language Proficiency
Spouse or Common-Law Partner has also to submit the requisite language proficiency test scores. Following are the points allocated to them under different sections:-
|Listening||2 – 3|
|Speaking||2 – 3|
Accompanying children can also help the candidate to gain the points in the Quebec immigration. Maximum of 8 points can be allocated under this category. Following is the table that depicts the points that are calculated under different categories:-
|Age of Children||Points|
|For each child 12 years of age or younger||4|
|For each child 13 to 21 years of age||2|
A candidate has to submit the complete financial self-sufficiency contract to Ministry of Quebec in order to be eligible for the program. Candidates are allocated just a 1 point for the same. Following is the table that depicts the point allocated:-
|Submit a contract to prove financial self-sufficiency||1|
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