C. Quebec Immigration - Skilled Worker Program

C. Quebec Immigration - Skilled Worker Program

The Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) enables highly educated and trained foreign nationals to immigrate to Quebec as skilled workers. Prospective immigrants who apply to the Skilled Worker Quebec Program are evaluated according to a selection grid of factors, and applicants who score enough points are given a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) which they can then use to apply for Canadian permanent residency.

To qualify for immigration to Canada as a Quebec-selected skilled worker, a solo applicant must score at least 50 points. Potential immigrants who apply with a spouse or a common-law partner must score at least 59 points to be eligible for the QSW Program:

Upto 14 Points
Area of Training
Upto 12 Points
Employment Offer in Quebec
Upto 10 Points
Work Experience
Upto 8 Points
Upto 16 Points
French Language Proficiency
Upto 16 Points
English Language Proficiency
Upto 6 Points
Stay and Family in Quebec
Upto 8 Points
Spouse/Common Law partners
Upto 17 Points
Accompanying Children
Upto 8 Points
Financial Self Sufficiency
Upto 1 Points

The Expression of Interest

Starting August 2018, MIDI has implemented an Express of Interest (EOI) system, to streamline their application process.

Interested candidates are now invited to declare their interest in immigrating to Quebec by submitting an online profile to Quebec’s Expression of Interest Bank (EOIB).

The Arrima Portal

The new system, Arrima, is directed to individuals interested in immigrating to Quebec under the regular Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) and it effectively ended the application process under the principle of “first come, first served”.

The Arrima portal remains open year-round and candidates can submit an EOI at any time, free of charge