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How to Apply for Quebec Immigration 2020?

Quebec is a predominantly French-speaking Canadian province boasting of its strong economy and infrastructure. Its liveable cities, multiple career opportunities, infrastructure and ideal setup for newcomers make it a popular choice among the immigrants.

Quebec has its own immigration program, i.e. Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) through which it invites skilled and talented people from overseas who can contribute to its economy and labour market.

The province follows a point-based immigration system and selects candidates to apply for CSQ (Quebec Selection Certificate) for Canadian PR.

To qualify under the same, you must obtain a minimum 50 points as a primary applicant and minimum 59 points if applying with your spouse or partner.

Quebec Immigration Points Calculator 2020

Find below the key selection factors:

Factors

Points

Education

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

Area Of Training

Up to 12 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

How to Apply For QSWP in 2020?

The applicants 18 years or above can register their EOI Profile in the system. The profiles submitted in the online portal will get points based on key selection factors, mentioned above.

The QSWP will then invite the selected candidates to apply for Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) based on their total point score on the Quebec point assessment grid.

Earlier, Quebec has its application intake based on a first-come, first-served pattern, however, recently, the provincial government has decided to make changes in the existing system. Now the applicants will get ample time to submit their application and the selection process will start, once all applications have been collected.

Quebec Immigration In-demand Occupation List

The applicants applying in QSWP, need to make certain that their occupation reflects in the Quebec High demand occupation list. Find below the newly added occupations in the QSWP High demand occupation list:

NOC

 Occupation

111

Financial Managers 

112

Human resources managers

113

Purchasing Managers

122

Banking, credit and other investment managers

124

Property Administrators

311

Managers in health care

421

Administrators – post secondary education and vocational training

422

School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education

423

Managers in social, community and correctional services

511

Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers

512

Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts

601

Corporate sales managers

632

Accommodation service managers

731

Managers in transportation

821

Managers in agriculture

822

Managers in horticulture

1112

Financial and investment analysts

1113

Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers

1114

Financial planners and advisors (only this designation)

1122

Professional occupations in business management consulting

1212

Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers

1213

Supervisors, library, correspondence and related information workers

1221

Administrative officers

1224

Property administrators

1241

Administrative assistants

1243

Medical administrative assistants

1251

Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations

1314

Assessors, valuators and appraisers

2121

Biologists and related scientists

2122

Forestry professionals

2134

Chemical engineers

2142

Metallurgical and materials engineers

2151

Architects

2153

Urban and land use planners

2224

Conservation and fishery officers

2234

Construction estimators

2244

Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors

2251

Architectural technologists and technicians

2254

Land survey technologists and technicians

Download Complete Occupation List

Benefits of Moving to Quebec

  • Once you get visa approval, you can avail the following benefits in Quebec:
  • The simplest and fastest immigration process
  • The multicultural society offers you a healthy atmosphere
  • Same healthcare and social benefits like any regular permanent resident or citizen
  • Choose from an array of educational programs
  • Get immense employment opportunities
  • One of the most pollution-free provinces in Canada

Quebec Immigration New Rules

This new EOI system of the province is quite similar to the federal express entry system, wherein the applicant first needs to create the profile and submit Expression of Interest on the online system and then the concerned authorities check the individual profiles and invite the selected applicants to submit a complete application.

In case, of QSWP, the province will evaluate the submitted profile in the system and subsequently, invite the candidates to apply for Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ). The applications will be assessed and selected applicants will get the CSQ, which will enable them to apply for Canadian permanent residency directly to IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada).

Document Required For Quebec Immigration

While submitting the application for CSQ, you would require presenting all the essential documents, you will get the documents checklist once you apply in the Quebec system.

  • Proof of Identity/Demographic documents
  • Proof of Identity/Demographic documents
  • Work Experience related documents
  • Valid travel documents language Proficiency documents, i.e. IELTS test result
  • Marriage certificate and birth certificate of applicant and dependents
  • Police Clearance certificate you also get points for your areas of training, hence provide supporting documents
  • Proof of funds

Eligibility Requirements & Processing Time For Quebec Immigration

To qualify, you must:

  • Age 18 years or above
  • Undergo required language proficiency test for anyone of the official languages, i.e. French or English (minimum IELTS Score for Quebec Immigration is CLB 5 or above)
  • Show work experience proof of either full-time or part-time in the applied occupation in the past 5 years
  • Validate your Employment offer from Quebec
  • Have a relevant diploma, certificate, degree
  • Have sufficient funds to settle in Quebec

While the processing time of QSWP application varies based on the following factors:

  • Application volumes
  • Accuracy and completeness of the information and documents provided
  • Selection objectives by geographic pool and immigration category
  • The time it takes to respond to any request by the Ministère for any additional document or information
  • Waiting for proof of your French proficiency
  • A notice of appointment for a selection interview

Quebec Immigration Processing Fees

The processing fees levied for applications is as follows:

The fees indicated below are Quebec Selection certificate application fees:

Fees in effect

Since January 2020

Principal applicant

C$812

Spouse or de facto spouse

C$174

Each dependent child

C$174

 Please note, the fee amount is refundable even if the application is rejected. Once you got the CSQ and you apply for Canadian PR, below Permanent Residency charges will be applicable.

Permanent Residency Fees

Fees Your application

$CAN

Processing fee ($550) and right of permanent residence fee ($490)

1,040

Your application (without right of permanent residence fee)

550

Include your spouse or partner

1,040

Processing fee ($550) and right of permanent residence fee ($490)

Include your spouse or partner (without right of permanent residence fee)

550

Include a dependent child

150(per child)

Do you wish to apply under Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) in 2020? Contact Canada PR Avenue

Get in touch with our team of registered immigration experts and get complete process assistance.

For any queries regarding the Quebec Immigration Points Calculator 2020 or to confirm your eligibility based on the above point grid, you may drop us an email at [email protected] or fill our free assessment form.

You may also visit Canada PR Avenue to get the latest news updates about Quebec immigration rules changes, process requirements, etc.

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