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Quebec announces new EOI system for QSWP based on Express Entry Model

Posted - 29, Mar 2018

Quebec the premier province of Canada has announced a new economic immigration application intake system, based on Federal Express Entry System for its Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP). Like express entry, the new intake system will also follow Expression of Interest (EOI) System for the popular QSWP. The immigration ministry of Quebec is determined to launch its own version of existing Express Entry System, launched in January 2015.

Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) is Distinct

The immigration system of Quebec province of Canada, i.e. QSWP, is distinct from other Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) of Canada based on its autonomy. As of now application intake system of QSWP is based on first come, first served pattern. However, this first come, first served intake of applications (via Mon Projet Quebec application portal) will be soon replaced by the new Expression of Interest (EOI) system will continue to accept applications from cap-exempt QSWP applicants with an employment offer and temporary residents of Quebec till the time EOI system is in place.

The Canada PR aspirants are eagerly waiting for the next application intake of Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), as the same has not been announced for last one year. If the new system for QSWP comes in to effect, a huge number of applicants are expected to apply once again for this key immigration program of Quebec province.

Also read- Ontario introduces new 'Completeness Check' for accepting OINP Applications

New system will be based on Express Entry Model

As already confirmed, new system will be modelled on the popular Express Entry System of Canada. Hence, similar to EE system, the eligible candidates for Quebec Skilled Worker Program, will have to submit an EOI (Express of Interest) as the first step of their QSWP application procedure.

Moreover similar to the Express Entry system, profile submitted by the applicants for QSWP will remain valid for 12 months

CRS like Point System applicable

Similar to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of Express Entry system, the applicants selected for the QSWP- Expression of Interest (EOI) pool, will get a definite point score based on their profile.

The point system of QSWP will be more like the CRS point system, which allocates points to the applicants based on their age, education, work experience, language skills, etc.

Periodic Invitation Rounds similar to EE draws

The applicants will be selected from the EOI pool of the QSWP via periodic invitation rounds. In these invitation rounds, those candidates will be chosen who meet or surpass the preannounced cut off marks. The applicants such selected will receive the Invitation to Apply (ITA) for the Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ).

The candidates who receive the ITA for CSQ, will get window of 90 days to submit complete application for the Quebec Selection Certificate. Once the CSQ is allocated, applicants can apply to IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship of Canada) for the Permanent Residency. The precise date of commencement along with the further details about this EOI based point system will be announced soon by the Provincial Government of Quebec.

Prepare your Immigration file for new QSWP system

If you wish to apply Canada PR via EOI based QSWP of Canada, you may get in touch with qualified immigration expert at Visa Avenue to confirm complete process details and prepare your file for the program in advance.

You may call Visas Avenue immigration expert on Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Alternatively, e-mail your queries to Visas Avenue e-mail id-

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