The Canadian Quebec Skilled Worker Program is designed to attract skilled immigrants who wish to work and live in the province of Quebec and who are likely to become economically established upon immigration to Quebec.
Quebec Skilled Worker Immigration program is not restricted to a list of occupations, and a job offer from a Canadian employer is not needed for eligibility.
Applicants who are successful under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program are issued a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) and can then apply to the Government of Canada for permanent residence. In order to qualify for a CSQ, you must score enough points under the Quebec Immigration selection factors described below. A single (unmarried) applicant must score at least 50 points based on this system, while an applicant with a spouse or common-law partner must score at least 59 points.
The Quebec Immigration selection factors may be outlined as follows:
|Education||Up to 14 points (Cut-off Score = 2 points)|
|Area of Training||Up to 12 points|
|Validated Employment Offer||Up to 14 points|
|Work Experience||Up to 8 points|
|Age||Up to 16 points|
|Language Proficiency||Up to 22 points|
|Stay and Family in Quebec||Up to 8 points|
|Spouse/Common-law partner Characteristics||Up to 17 points|
|Presence of Accompanying Children||Up to 8 points|
|Financial Self-Sufficiency||1 point|
Quebec Skilled Workers are not evaluated based upon the selection factors of the Federal Skilled Worker Program. Quebec has sole responsibility for the selection of immigrants destined to Quebec.