express-entry

The french dominated province has their own immigration program Quebec Skilled Worker(QSW)

About Quebec:

Quebec is known as “la belle Province” (the beautiful province). Quebec is the largest province in Canada, Quebec is a vibrant Multicultural province. Quebec has approximately 1 million lakes and waterways, the population scale is around 800,000. Quebec is also Canada’s second largest city, and the second largest French speaking city in the world. The capital of Quebec is The Quebeccity. The name Quebec means “Straight, Narrows” referring to a portion of The ST. Lawrence river that narrows near Quebec city.

Quebec Skilled Immigration:

Quebec follows a unique Immigration Pattern. The province of Quebec doesn’t fall under Express Entry unlike other Canadian province they have their own Immigration system Quebec Skilled Immigration Program (QSWP).

Quebec Eligibility Criteria:

Quebec also follows a Points based Selection, below are the factors defining Eligibility To qualify for QSWP A Single applicant must attain at-least 50 points. Potential prospects looking to Immigrate with Spouse/common-law partner Must Score at-least 59 out of 116 points

  • Age
  • Educational qualification
  • Work Experience
  • Language proficiency
  • Spouse/Common - Law partner Characteristics
  • Accompanying Children
  • Valid Job Offer
  • Area of training
  • Stay and family in Quebec
  • Financial Self sufficiency
S.no Factors Maximum Points
1 Age 16 points
2 Educational qualification 14 points
3 Work Experience 8 points
4 Language proficiency 22 points
5 Spouse/Common law partner 17 points
6 Accompanying children 8 points
7 Valid job Offer 10 points
8 Area of Training 12 points
9 Stay and family in Quebec 8 points
10 Financial self sufficiency 1 points
Total: 116 points

Note:Getting the one point in Financial Self-Sufficiency Selection factor is Mandatory. This Point helps the province to know that the applicant will be able to Support financially both Himself/herself and any accompanying family member for their move to Canada.

Factors break down with Points:


Age
Age (In years) Points
18 to 35 16
36 14
37 12
38 10
39 8
40 6
41 4
42 2
43 0

Educational qualification

Educational Qualification (Maximum 14 points)

Education Points
General High school diploma 2
Vocational High school diploma 6
General Post- secondary school diploma (Full time 2 years 4
Technical Post- secondary school diploma (Full time 1 or 2 years) 6
Undergraduate for 1 year 4
Undergraduate for 2 years 6
Undergraduate for 3 years 10
Master’s Degree 12
Doctorate 14

Work Experience
Duration of work experience Points
Less than 6 Months 0
6 months to 1 year 4
1 to 2 years 4
2 to 3 years 6
3 to 4 years 6
More than 4 years 8

Language Proficiency

Quebec has French as their official language. If the applicant has proven language proficiency in French they can claim a maximum of 16 points and for English language proficiency a maximum of 6 points

Levels Listening Speaking Reading Writing
Higher intermediate (B2) 5 5 1 1
Advanced (C1) 6 6 1 1
Advanced (C2) 7 7 1 1

Levels Listening Speaking Reading Writing
Intermediate (CLB 5 - 8) 1 1 1 1
Advanced (CLB 9 - 12) 2 2 1 1

Spouse/Common law partner Characteristics

Spouse/Common law partner Characteristics (Maximum 17 points)

Spouse or common law partner Factors Maximum Points
Education level 4
Area of training 4
Age 3
Language proficiency in French 6

Accompanying children

Accompanying children (Maximum 8 points)

Age of children Maximum Points
For each child 12 years of age or younger 4
For each child 13 to 21 years of age 2
Maximum Points 8

Valid job Offer

Valid job Offer (Maximum 10 points)

Region Maximum Points
Job offer in Montreal region 8
Job offer Outside Montreal region 10

Area of Training

Area of Training (Maximum 12 points)

Section of area of training Points
Section A 12
Section B 9
Section C 6
Section D 2

Stay and family in Quebec

Stay and family in Quebec (Maximum 8 points)

For previous stay in province 5 points are claimable on the below Criteria:

Criteria Points
For studies leading to a vocational training Diploma or AES attesting to a total of 900 to 1800 hours, Combined with full time work experience in Quebec related to a field of training, for a duration of at least 6 months following a study program 5
To work, under a work permit of at least 1 year and 6 months of full-time work experience 5
Stay for a duration of at least 3 months 2
Stay for a duration of at least 2 weeks but less than 3 months 1

For a family in Quebec, 3 Points are claimable:

Connection with applicant Points
Spouse/ Common law partner 5
Son or Daughter,Father or Mother,Brother or Sister,Grandfather or Grandmother 5

Financial self-Sufficiency

Financial self-Sufficiency (Maximum 1 point)

Criteria Points
Making of a contract (mandatory) 1



S.No Factors Maximum Points Your score
1 Age 16 points
2 Educational qualification 14 points
3 Work Experience 8 points
4 Language proficiency 22 points
5 Spouse/Common law partner 17 points
6 Accompanying children 8 points
7 Valid job Offer 10 points
8 Area of Training 12 points
9 Stay and family in Quebec 8 points
10 Financial self sufficiency 1 points
Total: 116 points

EOI system:

The Expression of interest system Is very similar to Canada Express entry system this was introduced on august 2 2018 for faster application process, to initiate the process prospects have to show their intention to live in Quebec, this doesn’t function on a FCFS basis this is entirely a points based immigration system the higher you score the faster you get the nomination.

Is proof of funds mandatory for Quebec immigration?

Yes, proof of funds is mandatory for Quebec immigration program, this is also called financial self-sufficiency and you get a mandatory 1 point

Number of family Members Funds required in CAD
1 adult 3,188 $
1 adult and 1 child (under 18 years of age) 4,284 $
1 adult and 2 children (under 18 years of age) 4,836 $
1 adult and 3 children (under 18 years of age) 5,388 $
1 adult and more than 3 children (under 18 years of age) add 522 $ per child
2 adult 4,676 $
2 adult and 1 child (under 18 years of age) 5,238 $
2 adult and 2 children (under 18 years of age) 5,653 $
2 adult and 3 children (under 18 years of age) 6,068 $
2 adult and more than 3 children (under 18 years of age) add 416 $
2 adult and 1 child or more (under 18 years old or older) add 1,487 per child

Quebec Immigration fee:

Applicant Fees (In CAD)
Principal applicant $ 798
Spouse, de facto spouse $ 171
Each dependent child $ 171

How to immigrate to Quebec from India in 2020?

In order to Immigrate to the province of Quebec, Prospects first have to calculate their eligibility points and check whether they are eligible and process under Quebec Expression of interest system

What are the documents required for Quebec Immigration:

  1. 1Financial self-sufficiency contract
  2. Photocopy of valid passport of all family members accompanying
  3. Photocopy of birth certificate
  4. Income tax returns to prove the legality of work experience
  5. A true certified copy of all internship agreements completed as part of study program
  6. Proof of French language testing: TEF, TEFAQ, TEF Canada, TCF, TCFQ, DELF or DALF
  7. Proof of English language testing: IELTS

Other supporting documents as required by Immigration department during the immigration process.

QSW processing Time:

15 to 17 months approximately The IRCC expects to complete this application process within the above-mentioned timeline.


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