Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP)

This system is especially designed for candidates who are whole – heartedly willing to grow economically in Quebec. These candidates will be evaluated through different means as compared to the things followed in other province is called QSWP.

Quebec immigration recently introduced a new system called arima . ARIMA is a system like federal express entry system that manages the expression of interest for new applications. The system require the volunteer to give their personal information for submitting EOI and for QSWP and than the high ranked candidates will be selected on this basis.

Two-step process for Quebec selected skilled workers: 


The candidate must first apply to the quebec govt. for a certificat de selection du quebec (CSQ). This is the official document that shows that the government of quebec has evaluated them against their own selection criteria and accepted them for immigration quebec.


After the candidate has been selected by quebec and obtained a CSQ, they must submit an application to CIC for PR . A CIC officer will then evaluate their application for medical , security and criminal checks based on canadian immigration regulations.

Selection factors in the point grid:

Selection is made using the point grid which evaluates several selection criteria . Point are given for each of these selection factors . in order to quality a single candidate must score a minimum of 50 points, whereas a candidate with a spouse or common law partner must minimum of 59 points.

The following employability, social and professional factors are considered:

  • age (max 16 points)
  • training and education (maximum 26 points)
  • candidate’s work experience(maximum 8 points)
  • language proficiency-english and french(maximum 22 points)
  • stays and family relationship in quebec(maximum 8 points) 
  • offer of employment(maximum 10 points)
  • details of candidate accompanying spouse or common law spouse , if applicable(maximum 17 points)
  • accompanying children under the age of 21 or under(maximum 8 points) 
  • financial self sufficiency strength(maximum 1 points).

However, quebec is the best option to get settled under QSW program as the is no job restriction and applicant can apply from in or out of canada moreover there is no fund demonstration . And there is flexibility for language proeficiency ; no minimum score requirement to submit an application is required.

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