Quebec Migration Services

An applicant can qualify for the Quebec Skilled Worker category if they hold either a validated job offer in Quebec or achieve sufficient points on the Quebec Selection Grid.

The Quebec immigration selection system for Quebec Skilled Workers is designed to indicate which applicants are likely to become economically established upon immigrating to Quebec. Quebec Skilled Worker/Professional applicants intending to reside in Montreal or another city in the province of Quebec are selected based upon a different set of criteria than applicants who wish to settle elsewhere in Canada.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for a Quebec Selection Certificate, Skilled Worker/Professional applicants must score enough points under the Quebec Immigration selection system below. A single applicant must score at least 50 Quebec immigration points based on the criteria below. An applicant with a spouse or common-law/conjugal partner must score at least 59 points.

Education

Up to 14 points (Cut-off Score = 2 points)

Area of Training

Up to 12 points

Validated Employment Offer

Up to 10 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

Children

Up to 8 points

Financial Self-Sufficiency

1 point

Knowledge of French and English: The following tests and diplomas are recognized by the Ministère:

  • The following tests and diplomas are recognized by the Ministère:

    • the Test d’évaluation du français adapté pour le Québec(TEFAQ) of the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Paris Île-de-France (CCIP-IDF)
    • the Test de Connaissance du français pour le Québec(TCF-Québec) of the Centre international d’études pédagogiques (CIEP)
    • the Test d’évaluation du français(TEF) of the CCIP-IDF
    • the Test d’évaluation du français pour le Canada(TEF Canada) of the CCIP-IDF
    • the Test de Connaissance du français(TCF) of the CIEP
    • the Diplôme d’études en langue française(DELF) of the CIEP
    • the Diplôme approfondi de langue française(DALF) of the CIEP
    1. For the evaluation of French knowledge, level 7 (advanced intermediate) or its equivalent (level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) is the minimum threshold from which points are awarded
    2. The principal applicant can obtain a maximum of 16 points for knowledge of oral and written French, including 7 points for oral comprehension, 7 points for oral production, 1 point for written comprehension and 1 point for written production
    3. The spouse of a candidate can obtain a maximum of 6 points for oral French knowledge, including 3 points for oral comprehension and 3 points for oral production
    4. For the evaluation of English knowledge, level 5 (intermediate) of the Canadian Language Benchmarks or its equivalent is the minimum threshold from which points are awarded
    5. The principal applicant can obtain a maximum of 6 points for knowledge of oral and written English, including 2 points for oral comprehension, 2 points for oral production, 1 point for written comprehension, and 1 point for written production
Quebec immigration processing time

A complete application received for the Quebec PNP under the Programme de l’expérience québécoise will be processed within 6 months.

Application Fee

Quebec Skilled Workers/Professionals processing fees are as follows:

Applicant

Fees

Principal Applicant

$785

Spouse, de-facto spouse

$168

Each dependent child

$168

The fees required must be paid in full, in Canadian currency only, by you or by a third party. These fees are non-refundable, even if your application is refused or rejected.

Fee for a permit: CAD 550 for principal applicant and spouse, CAD 150 for each kid

Right to Permanent Resident Fee: CAD 490 for principal applicant and spouse

In addition to the application fees the other fees applicable are for:

  • Medical examination
  • Police clearance certificate, if it’s required as part of the crime and security check
  • Language testing (as required)
Processing Timeline

Quebec permanent residency is a 2-stage process. The 1st stage is divided into 3 sub-stages as mentioned below:

  • Verification of records submitted
  • Preliminary review
  • Selection review

Quebec Skilled Worker has to undergo these 3 sub-stages in the 1st stage.

The 2nd stage is a federal application process which includes submission of police clearance, medicals, and stamping of permission to enter and work in the country. After verification of records of information, the average time required to complete the processing of a file is 12 months.

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