Quebec Immigration Program for Canada
The Quebec Immigration selection program system for the Skilled Worker migration is designed to indicate which applicants are likely to become economically established upon immigration to Quebec.
Skilled Worker (Professional) applicants who intend to reside in Montreal or in another city or region within the province of Quebec are assessed under a different system than applicants who wish to settle elsewhere in Canada.
Quebec Skilled Worker Eligibility
Applicants who are successful under the Quebec Skilled Worker immigration selection system are issued a Quebec Selection Certificate, which is then followed by a Canadian Permanent Resident (Immigration) Visa. Though applicants to the Quebec Skilled Worker Program are assessed based upon different selection factors than those of the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Citizenship and Immigration Canada acknowledges Quebec’s selection of applicants by issuing permanent resident visas to successful applicants, once medical and criminality background checks have been completed.
In order to qualify for this Quebec Selection Certificate, you must score enough points under the Quebec Skilled Worker program points calculator. A single (unmarried) applicant must score at least 49 points based on this system, while an applicant with a spouse or common-law partner must score at least 57 points.
Language test results must be submitted along with immigration applications to be awarded points for language proficiency.
• For more information on approved French tests, see Proving French Language Ability (Quebec Skilled Worker Program).
• For more information on the approved English test, see Proving English Language Ability – International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Quebec Skilled Worker applicants must then successfully complete medical and security examinations conducted by the Canadian government in order to be granted a Canada Immigration (permanent resident) visa.