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Quebec Skilled worker program 2018

Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) Point Calculator 2019

How to immigrate to Quebec ? Check your Eligibility first!

The Quebec Skilled Workers Program(QSWP) is especially designed to help foreign skilled workers immigrate to the Quebec region of Canada. Quebec region has its own selection grid and the perspective candidates are selected as per the demand of the region and its own selection factors grid. All those applicants who score enough points as per the province requirement are allotted Quebec Selection Certificate(CSQ) which they can employ to get Permanent Residency(PR) status of Canada.

CHECK ELIGIBILITY FOR THE PR STATUS OF CANADA

What is the eligibility criteria for the Quebec Skilled Workers Program(QSWP)?

There are nine eligibility criterion for the Quebec region which are meant to calculate which skilled candidate will be able to flourish in Quebec region of Canada. In order to qualify the applicant should score at least 50 points on the potential immigrant’s grid of points and for those who apply with the spouse or common law partner should score at least 59 points so that they become eligible for the Quebec Skilled Workers Program(QSWP).

The demarcation of these categories are as follows:

Training –  These points are for two categories – education (in which maximum 14 points are allotted) and areas of training (in which maximum 12 points are allotted). This category holds a total of 26 points.

In the education category the candidate should hold at least secondary school certificate for selection in the Quebec Skilled Workers Program(QSWP) and the level of education should be obtained at least five years before applying for the Quebec Skilled Workers Program(QSWP).

The education points for the Quebec region can be understood as below:

Education Maximum 14 points
General High School Diploma 2 points
Vocational High School Diploma 6 points
General Post-Secondary School Diploma( Full time 2 years) 4 points
Technical Post-Secondary School Diploma( Full time 1 year and 2 years) 6 points
 Undergraduate degree ( full time)

 I year – 4 points

2 years – 6 years

3 years – 10 points

Master’s Degree 12 points
Doctorate 14 points

The areas of Training are meant to understand which candidates are suitable for jobs in Quebec and for this the list of training is available to help the candidates determine the classification –

Areas of Training (Maximum Points 12)

  • Section A – 12
  • Section B – 9
  • Section C – 6
  • Section D – 2
  • Section E – 0
  • Section F – 0
  • Section G – 0

Work Experience (Maximum 8 points)

The eligible candidates in this category for the Quebec Skilled Workers Program(QSWP) will include all paid and unpaid employment. However, the remuneration and internship candidate’s qualification should be determined in accordance with training and educational program.

Job Experience Grid:

  • Less than 6 months – 0 points
  • 6 Months to 1 year – 4 points
  • 1 to 2 years – 4 points
  • 2 to 3 years – 6 points
  • 3 to 4 years – 6 points
  • More than 4 years – 8 points

Age (Maximum 16 points)

Canada is keen to invited young and skilled candidates in the country who will have potentially long and prosperous careers in the province. The selection grid for this category is listed below –

  • 18 to 35 years – 16 points
  • 36-year – 14 points
  • 37 years – 12 points
  • 38 years – 10 points
  • 39 years – 8 point
  • 40 years – 6 point
  • 41 years – 4 point
  • 42 years – 2 point
  • 43 years – 0 points

Language Proficiency (Maximum 22 Points)

The Quebec region places huge importance om the knowledge of the French language and the candidate can score maximum of 22 points in this category. There are different proficiency tests which are accepted for this category. The attestation of standardized test results are not accepted from other organizations.

French Knowledge test –

  • CIEP: Test De Connaissance du Francis
  • CIEP: Test de Connaissance Du Francias pour le Quebec
  • CIEP: Diplôme approfondi de langue française (DALF)
  • CIEP: Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF)
  • CCIP-IDF: Test d’évaluation du français (TEF)
  • CCIP-IDF: Test d’évaluation du français adapté pour le Québec (TEFAQ)
  • CCIP-IDF: Test d’évaluation du français pour le Canada (TEF Canada)

English Language test –

  • Reading– CLB 1 to CLB 4 Beginner (0 points), CLB 5 to CLB 8 Intermediate (1 point), CLB 9 to CLB 12 Advanced (1 point)
  • Writing– CLB 1 to CLB 4 Beginner (0 points), CLB 5 to CLB 8 Intermediate (1 point), CLB 9 to CLB 12 Advanced (1 point)
  • Listening– CLB 1 to CLB 4 Beginner (0 points), CLB 5 to CLB 8 Intermediate (1 point), CLB 9 to CLB 12 Advanced (2 points)
  • Speaking– CLB 1 to CLB 4 Beginner (0 points), CLB 5 to CLB 8 Intermediate (1 point), CLB 9 to CLB 12 Advanced (2 points)

Quebec Connection (Maximum 8 points)

All those candidates who have spent time in Quebec or have a family member in the province are awarded 8 points in the selection factors. Having a family member can allot the candidate 3 points and stay in Quebec can provide 5 points.

Family in Quebec-

  • Spouse – 3 points
  • Sibling – 3 points
  • Parent – 3 point
  • Child – 3 point
  • Grandparent – 3 points
  • Uncle or Aunty – 0 Points
  • Nephew or Niece – 0 points
  • Cousin – 0 points

Characteristics of Spouse (Maximum 17 points)

The minimum required score for a candidate is much higher than the score that is required by a single candidate.

The list of marks for the spouse are as follows:

Spouse Education:

Education Maximum 4 points
General High School Diploma 1 point
Vocational High School Diploma 2 points
General Post-Secondary School Diploma( Full time 2 years) 1 points
Technical Post-Secondary School Diploma( Full time 1 year and 2 years) 6 points
 Undergraduate degree ( full time)

 I year – 1 points

2 years – 2 points

3 years – 3 points

Master’s Degree 4 points
Doctorate 4 points

 Spouse Areas of Training (Maximum Points 12)

  • Section A – 4
  • Section B – 3
  • Section C – 2
  • Section D – 1
  • Section E – 0
  • Section F – 0
  • Section G – 0

Validated Job Offer (Maximum 10 points)

There is a maximum of 10 points allocation in this category and the selection is based on the location of the job. The Validated Job offer Points grid is as follows:

  • Validated Employment offers in Montreal areas – 8 points
  • Validated Employment offer outside Montreal area – 10 points

Accompanying Children (Maximum 8 points)

There is a maximum of 8 points allocation in this category and the selection is based as per the age grid:

  • Per child under 13 years of age – 4 points
  • Per child 13 to 19 years old – 2 points

Financial Self Sufficiency (Maximum 1 point)

The candidates who meet the minimum settlement fund requirement for the Quebec region will get one point under the “Financial Autonomy” qualification category. It is mandatory to have one point to be eligible for the Skilled Workers Program.

APPLY FOR THE PR STATUS OF CANADA THROGH QUEBEC SKILLED WORKERS PROGRAM

What is the processing fee for Quebec Skilled Workers Program (QSWP)?

The mandatory fee for applying to the Quebec Skilled Workers Program(QSWP) is as follows:

  • Main Applicant: CAD $ 773
  • Spouse or Common Law partner: CAD $166
  • Dependent Children: CAD $166

 A family of husband and wife and two children would like to pay of $ 1271 ($ 773 + $166 + $166 + $166)

 WHAT ARE THE WORK OPPRTUNITIES IN THE QUEBEC REGION?

What are the recent developments related to Quebec region Immigration?

  • As per the recent developments and speculations by the end of the year 2018, the Quebec Government will invite 49000 to 53000 immigrants in its domain. Under this schema maximum entry will be invited by the province after August, 2018 as prior to that only 5000 CSQ will be issued by the Quebec Province then in the last part of the year there will be a surge of immigrants for Canada.
  • Further, the new immigration policy adopted by the province, “We are Quebec”, will attract foreign talent into the land. Through this policy, the Government of Quebec will also try to retain the immigrants who are there in Quebec on Temporary work visa and temporary study visas.
  • Also, on March 28, 2018, the Quebec province introducing a selection process which will be based on the model of Express Entry program and the evaluation of the candidate from then on will be done on Point Measurement basis

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