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QSWP to open soon for its 1st application intake of 2017- Get Your Immigration file ready fast

Posted - 06, Mar 2017

The Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) - the most popular immigration program of Quebec province in Canada is going to reopen soon for its first application intake this year. The QSWP is on temporary pause at the moment, since its quota of application for the year 2016-17 has been capped. However, it will soon start accepting the fresh applications for its 2017-18 application intake most probably from the start of next financial year.

Quebec to Accept 51,000 new immigrants in 2017

The QSWP is planning to invite a huge number of new immigrants in the year 2017-18. In the month of October, 2016, the Quebec government announced to accept about 51,000 new immigrants in 2017 and this target may increase in the years to come.

Read- Canadian Province Quebec is Firm on the stand to accept 51,000 immigrants per year

The government is working aggressively not only to increase the number of immigrants in Quebec, but also to retain these immigrants in the province. A few of these key steps includes:

  • Further enhancing the infrastructure of the province
  • Creating new job opportunities,
  • Investing extra $31 million on the French language-training programs for immigrants

All these efforts are likely to help the government in retaining vast number of immigrants in the province in coming years.

QSWP- a popular Canada Immigration Pathway

The Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) is one of the most popular Canada immigration programs that every year invites and accepts a huge number of applications. The applicants interested in moving to Quebec, Canada, needs to apply for Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ), through an online system, i.e. Mon Projet Quebec.

It process the applications received for and review them based on the key profile factors of the applicants, i.e. work experience, qualification, language skills, etc.

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The candidates selected in the QSWP become eligible to receive the Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ). The CSQ makes the application enable to apply for the permanent residency in Canada to Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The QSWP invites the new immigrants through its different streams, however, about 60 percent of immigrants it accepts through economic category only. The Quebec government plans to further increase the economic immigration target of the province. Hence, it is likely to be about 63 percent in next few years.

Plans to move to Canada? - Apply in QSWP for easier pathway

The Quebec Skilled Worker Program provides relatively easier pathway for the applicants to get permanent residency in Canada. It has easier process requirements compared to other immigration programs, i.e. Express Entry, etc. It demands lesser CLB level for language proficiency and also offer many other relaxations to the applicants, such as, points given for ‘area of training’, etc.

If you wish to apply in Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), you must get in touch with a trusted Canadian Immigration Consultant to prepare your immigration file for the upcoming applicant intake of QSWP.

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