Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP)

Immigration to Quebec is a two-step process in which an applicant first applies for a Certificat de sélection du Québec (also know as a Quebec Selection Certificate or “CSQ”), a document that allows the holder to immigrate to Quebec. Once the applicant obtains a CSQ, he or she must then submit an application to Citizenship and Immigration Canada for federal approval before the Canadian Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa can be issued. Federal immigration authorities will primarily be responsible for processing criminal and medical checks.

Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP)

Following the closure of the second intake period in 2016, the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion (‘the MIDI’, the Quebec government department overseeing immigration to the province) has announced the following:

  • The intake limit of 10,000 applications for a selection certificate through the QSWP for the period of April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017 has been reached.
  • Information in the accounts of those individuals who did not submit their profiles during the intake periods in June and August 2016 will be deleted during
  • Fall 2016. The date of deletion will be announced beforehand.
  • An application must be submitted within 90 days from the date the individual began editing the application, or it will be deleted.

Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP)

Quebec Immigration: Mon project Québec:

Mon projet Québec is an online immigration application management system used by the Canadian province of Quebec in order to process applications for a Quebec Selection Certificate (Certificat de sélection du Québec, or CSQ)through the QSWP. After receiving a CSQ, successful applicants may then submit an application to the federal immigration authorities for Canadian permanent residence.

Mon projet Québec was launched on January 5, 2016. Candidates for immigration to Canada through the QSWP must use the secure space Mon project Québec in order to submit an application for immigration to Canada under the QSWP.

Mon projet Québec will be reserved, for the time being, for applicants under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program only. Applicants to the Programme de l’expérience québécoise (PEQ, or Québec Experience Program) are not able to submit an application to the PEQ through Mon projet Québec.

The QSWP is an immigration program established by the government of Quebec that aims to attract skilled immigrants to Quebec, Canada. Candidates are evaluated across a range of credentials, including age, level of education, area of training, work experience, and language proficiency. The QSWP is a popular Canadian immigration program, with successful applicants and their families becoming eligible to obtain Canadian permanent resident status after receiving a Quebec Selection Certificate/certificatede selection du Québec (CSQ)from the government of Quebec.

As of January 2016, candidates for immigration to Canada through the QSWP must use the secure space Mon project Québec in order to submit an application for immigration to Canada under the QSWP.

Following the closure of the second intake period in 2016, the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion (‘the MIDI’, the Quebec government department overseeing immigration to the province) has announced the following:

  • The intake limit of 10,000 applications for a selection certificate through the QSWP for the period of April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017 has been reached.
  • Information in the accounts of those individuals who did not submit their profiles during the intake periods in June and August 2016 will be deleted during Fall 2016. The date of deletion will be announced beforehand.
  • An application must be submitted within 90 days from the date the individual began editing the application, or it will be deleted.

Mon projet Québec allows candidates to complete their application for a CSQ, make their payment online, follow the status of their application, make changes to their application, and access personal electronic messaging throughout the process.

Quebec Skilled Worker & Mon projet Eligibility:

In order to qualify for a CSQ, you must score enough points under the Quebec Immigration selection system that is described below. A single (unmarried) applicant must score at least 49 points based on this system, while an applicant with a spouse or common-law partner must score at least 57 points.

Selection Factors:

The Quebec Immigration selection factors may be summarized as follows:

Factors Points
Education Up to 14 points (Cutoff Score = 2 points)
Area Of Training Up to 16 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
Presence Of Accompanying Children Up to 8 points
Financial Self-Sufficiency 1 point

Many of the documents required in order to apply for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program must be certified true copies.

Quebec Skilled Worker Area Of Training List

Processing Fees:

Processing fees for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program for 2017 are as follows:

Applicant Fees
Principal Applicant CAD $779
Spouse, de facto spouse CAD $167
Each dependant child CAD $167

Quebec Immigration – Minimum Funds:

 The following chart represents the minimum amounts of Quebec immigration settlement funds established by the government of Quebec.

Number of family members Funds required (CAD$)
  1 adult $3,016
  1 adult and 1 child (under 18 years old) $4,052
  1 adult and 2 children (under 18 years old) $4,574
  1 adult and 3 children (under 18 years old) $5,096
  1 adult and more than 3 children under 18 years old, add $522 per child
  1 adult and 1 child (or more) 18 years old or older, add $1,406 per child
  2 adults 4,422$
  2 adults and 1 child (under 18 years old) $4,954
  2 adults and 2 children (under 18 years old) $5,347
  2 adults and 3 children (under 18 years old) $5,739
  2 adults and more than 3 children under 18 years old, add $393 per child
  2 adults and 1 child (or more) 18 years old or older, add $1,406 per child

NOT: Contact Us for more information about Quebec Skilled Worker Immigration or fill out a free assessment form to learn more about your options for Canadian immigration.

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