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What is Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP)?


Quebec invite skilled and talented people who can contribute to the economy and labour market of the province through its immigration program, i.e.Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP).

The Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) is the largely popular immigration program of the major Canadian province, i.e. Quebec. It’s the 2nd largest province of Canada by area and one of the most desired immigration destinations in the maple leaf country. Quebec’s infrastructure, professional opportunities, economy and quality of life, etc. lure huge number of immigrants here every year. It is a bilingual province where huge part of population speaks French. Hence, if you are good in speaking French, it can surely boost your chances of success in QSWP.

Benefits of Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP)

The QSWP follows an organized point based immigration system to allow immigrants to apply and get selected. If you apply in QSWP and get selected, you will receive CSQ (Quebec Selection Certificate). The CSQ makes you eligible to apply Canadian PR to Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The IRCC then checks the basic documentation and applications only and whole PR process is not involved.


Latest Immigration Rule Changes for Quebec

Quebec has recently launched new EOI (Expression of Interest) system for its Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP). Earlier QSWP used to accept the applications from candidates based on ‘First Come First Served’ basis, however, now from 2nd August, 2018, it has implemented new EOI based system. As per EOI system, the applicants will get enough time to submit their Expression of Interest profile in the newly opened ‘Arrima’ online portal.

How new EOI system of Quebec Works?

The applicants 18 years or above can register their EOI Profile in the system.The profiles submitted in online portal will get points based on key selection factors, i.e. education/training, skilled work experience, language proficiency (English or French), financial capability, etc. The QSWP will invite the selected candidates to apply for Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) based on their total point score on Quebec point assessment grid.

Quebec Immigration Points Calculator

Find below the latest Quebec Point Assessment grid based on the QSWP Selection factors:





Up to 14 points (Cut-off Score = 2 points)

Area Of Training

Up to 12 points

Validated Employment Offer

Up to 14 points

Work Experience

Up to 8 points


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


Also, you may visit the website of Canada PR Avenue on a regular basis to know about latest Quebec immigration rules, process requirements, news and updates, etc.

If you wish to apply in Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) this year, you may get in touch with a registered immigration expert or visa consultancy for Canada in order to get complete Quebec immigration process assistance.

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