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Posted on September 26 2018

All about the Quebec Skilled Worker Program in Canada

By  Editor
Updated July 25 2023

Skilled workers who wish to settle in the province of Quebec in Canada are evaluated under a different system known as the Quebec Skilled Worker Program. This program is designed to identify skilled immigrants who are most like to economically establish themselves in Quebec.

Quebec’s EOI System

The Expression of Interest System of the province of Quebec came into effect August 2, 2018, to process applications for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program. Interested applicants need to submit a profile in the Quebec Expression of Interest Bank to kick-start their immigration process.

Quebec’s Arrima Portal

 The Ministere de I’immigration, de la Diversite et de I’Inclusion (MIDI), the Immigration Ministry of Quebec, began accepting application through the Arrima portal on September 18, 2018. All applicants interested in applying under the QSWP have to first submit an EOI profile using the Arrima portal. The portal would remain open all throughout the year and interested candidates would be able to submit their profile any time.

Mon Projet Quebec

Candidates who have received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) through the QSWP should submit an application using the secure Mon Projet Quebec portal. Mon Projet Quebec allows the candidate to:

  • Complete and submit their application for CSQ
  • Pay for their Visa application online
  • Track the status of their application
  • Make changes to their application as and when necessary
  • Access messages through the process

Eligibility for the QSWP

Successful applicants under the QSWP are issued the Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ). They can then submit an application for Permanent Residence of Canada to IRCC, Canada, as per CIC. IRCC then conducts verification including medical and criminal checks as part of its approval process.

To qualify for a CSQ you must score the required points under the QSWP point’s grid. A Single applicant needs to score 50 points while a married applicant or an applicant with a common-law partner needs to score 59 points.

QSWP Points and Selection Factors

The QSWP selection factors are as below:

Age Up to 16 points
Education Up to 14 points
Work Experience Up to 8 points
Areas of Training Up to 12 points
Valid Job Offer Up to 14 points
Language Proficiency Up to 22 points
Family and Stay in Quebec Up to 8 points
Characteristics of Spouse/Common-law partner Up to 17 points
Accompanying dependent children Up to 8 points
Finances 1 point

QSWP processing fees

Processing fees for the QSWP for the year 2017 are as below:

Applicant Fee
Principal Applicant CAD $785
Spouse/ Common-law partner CAD $168
Dependent child (per head) CAD $168

If you are looking to Study, Work, Visit, Invest or Migrate to Canada, talk to Y-Axis, the World’s No.1 Immigration & Visa Company.

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