Quebec Skilled Worker Programme Excellent For Trained Manpower Keen To Settle In Canada

In the last one year Quebec Skilled Worker Programme (QSWP) has undergone many changes, such as, in order to obtain certificat de selection du Québec (CSQ), the Quebec government has now lowered the passing marks, and training list of new area has also been introduced. At the same time, the adaptability factor has been removed. Thus, those who were earlier not eligible to apply under the old application process may now be entitled to do so.

Following are the important guidelines regarding Quebec Skilled Worker Programme:

Lately, the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion (MIDI), the authorized body monitoring the provinces immigration, has i
ssued following guidelines:Canada PR Visa

During the first intake period that is scheduled for 13th June – 20th June 2016 in total up to 5,000 applications will be accepted. This has been restricted for those applicants who have successfully created a Mon project Québec account in January 2016. The number is approximately 41,000. New registrations will not be entertained until before the first intake period ends.

It is expected that during the second intake period, approximately 5,000 fresh applications will be accepted.

What are the major advantages enjoyed by the applicants?

Following are some of the major advantages applicants are liable to enjoy:

  1. No prior job offer is required by the employer in Quebec.
  2. Language is no barrier, but familiarity of French/English language will fetch you some extra points.
  3. Candidates do not have to wait for the Invitation to Apply (ITA).
  4. The programme follows the norm of first-come-and-first-serve basis.
  5. An easy opportunity to permanently settle in North America.
  6. Processing time period has been reduced as the adaptability measure has been removed.

How the QSWP works?

The working system of the programme is extremely simple. It is basically a point based programme, where each applicant may earn pints on the basis of various factors. To qualify, an applicant must score at least 49 points and those wish to immigrate with spouse/partner must score at least 57 points. Once Quebec Selection Certificate/certificat de selection du Québec (CSQ) is issued, the aspirant may apply for Permanent Residency (PR).

What are the selection factors?

Following are the selection factors; under each factor applicants are awarded certain points:

  • Financial status :- up to 1 point
  • Spouse/partner :- up to 17 points
  • Qualification: – up to 14 points
  • Family or stay in the province :- up to 8 points
  • Prior job offer :- up to 10 points
  • Accompanying Children :- up to 8 points
  • Training in a respected filed :- up to 16 points
  • Training in a respected filed :- up to 16 points
  • Experience :- up to 08 points

Probably, the application cycle under the programme is very last, and the old norm of first come first basis may end soon as the Quebec Minister of Immigration has proposed a bill. If the bill is passed, the processing of QSWP may become similar of that Express Entry. Then, to get selected, applicants will have to submit an Express ion of Interest (EoI) and they should be invited to apply.


One comment

  • Rupesh Sharma

    Hello sir,
    I have two years of experience as on accounting executive. I want to go to Canada.
    Please suggest me

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