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Quebec Skilled Worker Program- FAQs

 

What is Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP)?

Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) is the immigration program of Quebec province in Canada that invites the aspirants for permanent residency in Quebec as a part of economic immigration. The candidates interested in living and working in Quebec province can apply in QSWP through Mon Projet Quebec online system. The applicants who are selected in QSWP are issued the Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ), which in turn makes an applicant eligible to apply for PR Visa to IRCC (immigration refugee and citizenship Canada).

What is Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ)?

The CSQ is a kind of letter of acceptance. It’s a document that certifies that your profile has been selected in the QSWP program. Though, CSQ doesn’t allow you to immigrate to Canada, however, it makes you eligible to apply for PR visa to IRCC (Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada).

What is Mon Projet Quebec?

The Mon Projet Quebec is an online system employed by Quebec to receive and process the application received for its QSWP program. The candidates who are interested to apply in QSWP shall have to first create an account on Mon Projet Quebec system. You apply in QSWP in stages through Mon Projet Quebec. First create an account, then fill the form and finally, pay the fees and submit the application.

What are the Advantages of applying QSWP?

If you apply in Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), you are bound to receive various relaxations in the eligiebliqty requirements and processing as well, i.e.

  • Job offer not required when you apply in international skilled worker category
  • Points will be given for ‘area of training’ as well.
  • Based on ‘First cum First Served’ pattern, don’t have to wait after submitting EOI like other immigration programs
  • No French Language compulsion

What is application intake schedule of QSWP?

The QSWP announces its schedule of application intake periods in advance. The last intake of QSWP was occurred on August 16, 2017, however capped soon within the same week, after reaching the maximum limit of 10,000 applications. The quota announced by QSWP for the financial year 2016-17 has fulfilled already. Hence, the next intake will not occur prior to the next financial year, i.e. April 01, 2017.

What are the Eligibility Requirements for QSWP?

Like Express entry and other immigration programs of Canada, QSWP also based on a point based system, wherein all your key profile factors receive points. Here are the key requirements of QSWP. Here are the key requirements of QSWP:

  • Arrange the key documents, i.e. ECA through WES, IELTS test result score, etc.
  • Register on online ‘Mon Projet Quebec’ System
  • Score minimum 49 points if you are a single applicant, however, if applying as a married couple, you must score at least 57 points.
  • Fulfill the basic criteria of QSWP.

How long does it take to get Quebec Selection Certificate via QSWP?

The processing time for the applications received for QSWP varies based on geographic location (country) and application status of an applicant. The application processing includes various stages, i.e. verification of documents, Preliminary Review, Selection review, etc. Hence, it may vary based on the application and document verification individual candidates.

Can I get Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) without knowing French Language?

As per the QSWP process, knowledge of French language is not compulsory to apply in QSWP. Since QSWP is follows a point based system, hence, if your point score is good based on rest of the profile factors, i.e. age, education, English language proficiency, work experience, you may get the CSQ.
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