Quebec Skilled Worker (QSWP)

Quebec Skilled Worker (QSWP)

Thanks to its rich cultural heritage and French Language, Quebec boasts of an exclusive position on the horizon of Canadian immigration. The Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) is a popular option among individuals aspiring to immigrate permanently to the province.

Several factors can influence a candidate’s selection under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program, like language skills, work experience, and probable links with the province. An experienced immigration consultant can help you with the assessment and application process of the QSWP.

QSWP- a brief overview

Eligible foreign candidates can leverage the Quebec Skilled Worker Program to settle in the province by submitting the Expression of Interest profile to the exclusive Arrima Portal. Candidates with a valid job offer and work experience in a specific occupation have a better scope to qualify for QSWP.

The Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI) periodically sends invitation to the candidates from the pool of applicants.

The new system of Expression of Interest replaces the previous First-Come-First-Serve selection method. There were considerable backlogs in the older selection process resulting in wait times of up to several years. The new Expression of Interest selection system assigns equal importance to all applicants.

QSWP immigration process

The following are a few steps to complete the immigration process of the Quebec Skilled Worker Program:

  • Submission of Express of Interest via the Arrima pool (Arrima is a dedicated online portal managing immigration applications under the QSWP.)
  • The system assigns scores by evaluating multiple eligibility factors like education credentials, work experience, language skills, and age.
  • Receiving an Invitation to Apply
  • Complete the application for permanent selection by using the Mon Project Quebec portal. The Mon Project Quebec is an exclusive portal for receiving QSWP applications.
  • Use the online portal to process the payment.
  • Track the application by accessing the Mon Project portal
  • Make necessary changes if necessary
  • Receive the Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) for Quebec Skilled Worker Program. The Quebec Selection Certificate is a document to confirm your selection for Quebec immigration and not a permanent residence visa to grant entry into Canada.
  • Apply to the Federal Government of Canada to approve Permanent Residence
  • The approval process will involve a medical examination by a physician recommended by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada and the criminal background verification

Eligibility criteria for applying to Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSQP)

The following grids highlight the eligibility criteria and maximum permissible points under every requirement. The candidate must score a minimum of 50 points as a single applicant and a minimum of 59 points if accompanied by a spouse or a common-law partner.

Factors for eligibility Maximum possible points
Education Up to 14 points (Cutoff Score = 2 points)
Area Of Training Up to 12 points
Validated Employment Offer Up to 14 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
Presence Of Accompanying Children Up to 8 points
Financial Self-Sufficiency 1 point

Use the grid to personally check the eligibility before applying under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program. Contacting an experienced Quebec immigration professional helps keep your Arrima profile updated by making necessary changes to meet the economic priorities of the province. Appropriate changes and updates to your Arrima profile will also improve your chances of receiving the Quebec Selection Certificate.

Dev Immigration Services Inc is your trusted immigration resource to understand the complexities of the QSWP process and create a perfect Arrima profile. Contact us today to know everything about the Quebec Skilled Worker program and more.


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