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How to apply in Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) – 2018?

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Eligibility requirements to apply QSWP, Quebec In demand Occupation list 2018, Quebec Immigration Plan- 2018, Quebec Processing Time 2018, QSWP Points Assessment Grid-2018, QSWP Documents Requirement 2018, How to apply in QSWP?

What is Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP)?

The Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) belongs to Quebec province in Canada. It is one of the best immigration programs in Canada that has its own immigration system and selection criteria to choose the eligible skilled workers for the Quebec as part of its economic immigration program. The QSWP is quite different from the other immigration programs of Canada, i.e. federal Express Entry System or Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs).

The selected applicants in QSWP, receive the CSW (Quebec Selection Certificate) from the Quebec Provincial government, which makes them eligible to apply for Canadian Permanent residency to IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada).

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Quebec Immigration Plan-2018

Quebec Province provide key opportunity to the skilled workers to first obtain the CSQ (Quebec Selection Certificate) and subsequently, become eligible to apply to IRCC for PR visa. As per Quebec Immigration Plan 2018, the province will invite a total of 43,000 people as permanent residents. Out of the total number, maximum 29,000 people will be invited under Skilled Worker Category of its popular Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP). The first intake of QSWP will be held in the first quarter of 2018.

Category wise Immigration Applicants to be selected by Quebec 

Category/program Minimum Maximum
Skilled worker 26000 29000
Business 4000 6000
Other economic* 600 800
Refugees** 5600 6500
Others*** 500 700
Total 36700    43000   

Eligibility requirements to apply QSWP

Your eligibility for the QSWP is decided based on 9 selection factors, i.e. age, education, work experience, language ability, etc. Quebec Skilled Worker Program points are allocated as per these Immigration Quebec selection factors to find out as to which all immigrants are most likely to be successful in the integration and settlement in Quebec province.

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To qualify for immigration to Canada as a Quebec-selected skilled worker, as an applicant you must score minimum 50 points. The immigrants who apply with a spouse or a common-law partner need to score minimum 59 points in order to be eligible for the QSW Program.

How to apply in QSWP?

The people willing to get permanent residency in Quebec need to follow the below key steps, i.e.

  • Apply in online Mon Projet Quebec system on first come first served basis.
  • Applicants selected in the system will get the Quebec Certificat de Sélection (CSQ).
  • The candidates who have received the CSQ require filing an application with Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for the permanent residency

Quebec Processing Time 2018

The QSWP application processing time vary depending on the below factors:

  • Selection aims by geographic pool as well as immigration category
  • Total volume of applications
  • International background
  • Conformity of the documents submitted
  • Time taken by the applicant to respond to any request by the Ministère
  • Waiting for proof of your French proficiency
  • A notice of appointment for a selection interview

QSWP Points Calculator 2018

To qualify in QSWP as a selected skilled worker, an individual applicant need to score minimum 50 points. On the other hand, the immigrants who apply with a spouse or a common-law partner must score minimum 59 points in order to be eligible for the QSW Program. We have outlined each of the skilled worker immigration Quebec requirements in detail below. Click here to calculate points

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

QSWP Documents Requirement 2018

Well, for the initial step of submission of the Mon Projet Québec profile, no documents are needed. However, documents relating to civil status, education history, work experience and family situation are required at the MIDI’s request. Depending on the information provided by an applicant, when he or she creates a profile through Mon projet Québec, a personalized documentation checklist will be provided to the candidate. When the MIDI is ready to process an application, a personalized list of required documents is sent to the candidate’s Mon projet Québec account.

Quebec In demand Occupation list 2018

Here is the list of in demand occupations in Quebec:

Code Quebec Occupation List
112 Human Resources Managers
122 Banking, credit and other investment managers
211 Engineering Managers
213 Computer and Information Systems Managers
421 Administrators – Post-secondary Education and Vocational Training
611 Sales, Marketing and Advertising Managers
911 Manufacturing Managers
1111 Financial Auditors and Accountants
1112 Financial and Investment Analyst
1113 Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers
1114 Other Financial Officers
1121 Human Resources Professionals
1122 Professional Occupations in Business Management Consulting
1223 Human Resources and Recruitment officers
1314 Assessors, Valuators and Appraisers
2111 Physicists and Astronomers
2113 Geoscientists and Oceanographers
2121 Biologists and Related Scientists
2131 Civil Engineer
2132 Mechanical Engineers
2133 Electrical and Electronics Engineers
2141 Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers
2146 Aerospace Engineers
2147 Computer Engineers (Except Software Engineers and Designers)
2148 Other Professional Engineers, n.e.c
2171 Information Systems Analysts and Consultants
2172 Database Analysts and Data Administrators
2173 Software Engineers and Designers
2174 Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers
2175 Web Designers and Developers
2211 Chemical Technologists and Technicians
2221 Biological Technologists and Technicians
2222 Agricultural and Fish Products Inspectors
2231 Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2232 Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2233 Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Technologists and Technicians
2234 Construction Estimators
2251 Architectural Technologists and Technicians
2252 Industrial Designers
2253 Drafting Technologists and Technicians
2263 Inspectors in Public and Environmental Health and Occupational health & Safety
2264 Construction Inspectors
2281 Computer Network Technicians
2282 User Support Technicians
2283 Systems Testing Technicians
3151 Head Nurses and Supervisors
3152 Registered Nurses
3215 Medical Radiation Technologists
3151 Opticians
3233 Licensed Practical Nurses
3237 Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
4131 College and Other Vocational Instructors
4151 Psychologists
4163 Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants
4164 Social Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers
4169 Other Professional Occupations in Social Science, n.e.c.
4212 Community and Social Service Workers
5111 Librarians
5113 Archivists
5125 Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters
5211 Library and Public Archive Technicians
5223 Graphic Arts Technicians
5241 Graphic Designers and Illustrators
6221 Technical Sales Specialists – Wholesale Trade
6411 Sales Representatives – Wholesale Trade (Non-Technical)
7231 Machinists and Machining and Tooling Inspectors
7232 Tool and Die Makers
7312 Heavy-duty Equipment Mechanics
7316 Machine Fitters
7315 Aircraft Mechanics and Aircraft Inspectors
9213 Supervisors, food, beverage and associated products processing
9214 Supervisors, food, beverage and associated products processing
9221 Supervisors, Motor Vehicle Assembling
9222 Supervisors, Electronics Manufacturing
9223 Supervisors, Electrical Products Manufacturing
9226 Supervisors, other Mechanical and Metal Products Manufacturing
9227 Supervisors, Other Products Manufacturing and Assembly
9421 Chemical Plant Machine Operators
9511 Machining Tool Operators


Want to apply in QSWP in 2018 to get permanent residency in Canada?

If you are looking to apply for permanent residency in Canada in 2018 via Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), you must prepare your immigration file fast, as the first QSWP application intake is round the corner in the year 2018.

To prepare your file in advance, you may call the Visas Avenue registered Canadian Immigration Expert on Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777. You may also send your queries regarding QSWP to the certified Canada immigration expert at Visas Avenue is a top and registered Visa and Immigration Documentation Consultancy firm in India for Canada immigration and visa process.


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