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Quebec Revealed its New High Demand Occupations List

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 18, Mar 2017

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The government of Quebec has revealed the new Areas of Training List for the overseas workers submitting application for the Quebec Selection certificate. This list is a key element of the Candidates evaluation trough the popular Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP). It also works as the high demand occupation list to assess the employability of skilled workers applying for CSQ in terms of their obtained qualifications.

New High Demand Occupation List

Quebec is very particular about the selecting the candidates based on their employability in the industries and organizations of the province. This is the reason that it also reviews the applicants based on their area of training factors.

The new selection framework is likely to prefer the applicants with knowledge of French. However, as earlier intakes of QSWP, the candidates without the French language ability are also expected to be selected in good numbers, particularly, the applicants with skills and experience in the key occupations, i.e. engineering, financial services, computer science, nursing, etc.

New High demand Occupation List of Quebec

Key Changes in the Selection framework

As per the new selection grid, the passing marks have been increased for the skilled workers, while the areas of training points have been decreased by the government. The French language skills are being given the utmost important in the new selection grid. However, as usual, the applicants having skills and experience in the high demand occupations in Quebec will be able to qualify even without the proficiency in French Language.

Also Read- Quebec Revised the Selection Point grid for Skilled Workers

As per QSWP application intake trends, the individuals with below features have greater chances of selection:
  • People between the age 30-35
  • Bachelors degree
  • Excellent English Communication Skills

QSWP at a glance

The Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) is one of the best immigration programs in Canada that has its own immigration system and selection criteria for the same. It is quite different from the other immigration programs, i.e. federal Express Entry System or Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs).

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 Certificate de Slection (CSQ).
  • The candidates who have received the CSQ require filing an application with Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for the permanent residency
  • The IRCC will assess the Quebec application for permanent residence only based on the health and character aspects.

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

Looking to apply in QSWP to obtain the permanent residency in Canada?

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

The QSWP may open its first intake of 2017 in the beginning of the new financial year. To prepare your file in advance, get in touch with a registered Canadian Immigration Consultant at earliest. You may also send your queries regarding QSWP to the certified Canada immigration expert at


Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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