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: \tComplete and submit their application for CSQ \tPay for their Visa application online \tTrack the status of their application \tMake changes to their application as and when necessary \tAccess 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. If you found this blog engaging, you may also like.... Obtaining a Canadian PR made easy; Find out how!