Quebec skilled worker Program
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What is the Quebec skilled worker Program (QSWP)?
Quebec has its own rules and regulation for immigration. Its selection criteria and eligibility are different from other provinces of Canada. Quebec skilled worker Program also known as QSWP was developed by the government of Quebec and the federal government of Canada. Through this program highly educated and trained foreign nationals are selected to immigrate to Quebec as skilled workers. So this program is designed for highly educated and trained candidates who want to immigrate to Quebec.
Eligibility For Quebec Skilled Worker Program
If a candidate is applying for Quebec skilled worker program, then his or her eligibility will be determined by nine selection factor. Each selection factor has its own maximum points. Based on these maximum points, a total score is awarded to a candidate applying for Quebec skilled worker program.
If a candidate is unmarried, he will need to score at least 50 points in order to qualify for this program while an applicant with a spouse or common-law partner will need to score at least 59 points.
The Selection Factors For Quebec Skilled Worker Program
Maximum points an applicant can score in this category is 14 points.
These points are based of educational qualification as follows:
Level of Education
|Secondary school general diploma||2|
|Secondary school vocational diploma||6|
|Postsecondary school general diploma attesting to 2 years of full-time studies||4|
|Postsecondary school technical diploma attesting to 1–2 years of full-time studies||6|
|Postsecondary school technical diploma attesting to 3 years of full-time studies||8|
|Undergraduate diploma attesting to 1 or more years of full-time studies||4|
|Undergraduate diploma attesting to 2 or more years of full-time studies||6|
|Undergraduate diploma attesting to 3 or more years of full-time studies||10|
2. Area of training
In this factor, an applicant can be awarded a maximum 12 points in order to qualify for this program.
Those points will be awarded as follows:
|Areas of Training||
|Section A of the areas||12 points|
|Section B of the areas||9 points|
|Section C of the areas||6 points|
|Section D of the areas||2 points|
|Section E, F, or G of the areas||0 points|
To know more about sections mentioned above click on each and every topic of Quebec Skilled Worker – Area of Training Sections.
Validated employment offer
In this factor maximum, 10 points can be awarded to an applicant based on the location of the job.
Validated Employment Offer
|Validated employment offer in the metropolitan area of Montreal||8 points|
|Validated employment offer outside the metropolitan area of Montreal||10 points|
4. Work Experience
In this factor, an applicant will get maximum 8 points based on the time duration of work experience.
|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|
Points To Remember For Quebec Skilled Worker Program
- Work experience gained by the applicant must have been accumulated during the five years preceding the application date.
- That Work experience should include remunerated employment and internships. Unremunerated internships may be counted if they are undertaken during a course of study within the last five years.
An applicant can be awarded a maximum 16 points for this factor.
|18 to 35 years of age||16 points|
|36 years of age||14 points|
|37 years of age||12 points|
|38 years of age||10 points|
|39 years of age||8 points|
|40 years of age||6 points|
|41 years of age||4 points|
|42 years of age||2 points|
|43 years of age or older||0 points|
Since Canada has two official languages that are French and English. So an applicant must be proficient in these two languages. An applicant can be rewarded with maximum 22 points under this factor as follows:
|French Proficiency||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 Proficiency||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|
7. Stay and Family in Quebec
Maximum eight points are awarded under the Stay and Family in Quebec factor of Quebec immigration on the following basis:
For the stay in Quebec:
|Full-time study or full-time work for 3 months or more||5 points|
|Full-time study or full-time work for 6 months or more||5 points|
|Participant in Working Holiday Visa Program, with work experience for 3 months or more||5 points|
|Other stays for no less than 2 weeks and not more than 3 months||1 points|
|Other stay exceeding 3 months||2 points|
Family in Quebec:
|Nature of Relationship||Points|
|Son or daughter, father or mother, brother or sister||3 points|
|Grandfather or grandmother||3 points|
|Uncle or aunt, nephew or niece, cousin||0 points|
8. Spouse or common law-partner characteristic
Maximum 17 points can be rewarded for this factor.
For spouse’s education:
|Secondary school general diploma||1 point|
|Secondary school vocational diploma||2 points|
|Postsecondary school general diploma attesting to 2 years of full-time studies||1 points|
|Postsecondary technical diploma attesting to 1 or 2 years of full-time studies||2 points|
|Postsecondary technical diploma attesting to 3 years of full-time studies||3 points|
|Undergraduate diploma attesting to 1 year of full-time studies||1 point|
|Undergraduate diploma attesting to 2 years of full-time studies||2 points|
|Undergraduate diploma attesting to 3 years of full-time studies||3 points|
|Master’s degree attesting to 1 or more years of full-time studies||4 points|
Spouse’s area of training
|Areas of Training||Points|
|Section A of the areas||4 points|
|Section B of the areas||3 points|
|Section C of the areas||2 points|
|Section D of the areas||1 points|
|Section E, F, or G of the areas||0 points|
|18 to 35 years of age||3 points|
|36 years of age||2 points|
|37 years of age||2 points|
|38 years of age||2 points|
|39 years of age||2 point|
|40 years of age||1 point|
|41 years of age||1 point|
|42 years of age||1 point|
|43 years of age or older||0|
Spouse’s language proficiency
|Oral interaction||0 – 6 points|
|Written comprehension||0 points|
9. Presence of accompanying children
An applicant can have a maximum of 8 points for this factor.
|Age of Children||Points|
|For each child 12 years of age or younger||4 points|
|For each child 13 to 19 years of age||2 point|
10. Financial self-sufficiency
An applicant can have maximum 1 point for this factor.
|Making of a contract||1 point|
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