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Immigrant program for a skilled worker to settle in Quebec 


An applicant can qualify for the Quebec Skilled Worker category if they hold either a validated job offer in Quebec or achieve sufficient points on the Quebec Selection Grid. 

The Quebec Immigration selection system for Quebec Skilled Workers is designed to indicate which applicants are likely to become economically established upon immigration to Quebec. Quebec Skilled Worker/Professional applicants intending to reside in Montreal or another city in the Province of Quebec are selected based upon a different set of criteria than applicants who wish to settle elsewhere in Canada.

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Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for a Quebec Selection Certificate, Skilled Worker/ Professional applicants must score enough points under the Quebec Immigration selection system below. A single applicant must score at least 49 points based on the criteria below. An applicant with a spouse or common-law/conjugal partner must score at least 57 points.

The Quebec Immigration selection factors may be summarized as follows:


Up to 12 points (Cutoff Score = 2 points)

Area of Training

Up to 16 points

Validated Employment Offer

Up to 10 points

Work Experience

Up to 8 points


Up to 16 points

Language Proficiency

Up to 22 points

Stay and Family in Quebec

Up to 8 points

Spouse's Characteristics

Up to 16 points


Up to 8 points

Financial Self-Sufficiency

1 point (Cutoff Score = 1)


The following employability factors will be taken into account:

  • Your schooling (your level of education and area of training).
  • Your work experience.
  • Your age.
  • Your knowledge of French and English.
  • Your stays in Quebec and family relationship with a Canadian citizen or a permanent Quebec resident.
  • Having a valid employment offer (this applies only if you have received a job offer that meets certain conditions from a Quebec employer).
  • Characteristics regarding your accompanying spouse or common-law spouse, if applicable.

Other factors that will be taken into account when your application is assessed are:

  • The number of children under the age of 22 who will be accompanying you to Quebec.
  • Your capacity for financial self-sufficiency (you must sign a contract confirming your commitment to provide for your needs and your family’s needs for at least the first three months following your arrival in Quebec).
  • Your adaptability (preparation of your immigration project) which will be assessed based on the steps that you have undertaken to facilitate your socioeconomic integration and your personal qualities with regard to your work activities.

Knowledge of French and English

Candidates in the skilled worker subclass (principal applicants and spouses) who wish to obtain points for their French knowledge (principal applicant: maximum of 16 points, including 14 points for oral and 2 points for written; spouse: maximum of 6 points for oral) must demonstrate this knowledge by enclosing with their immigration application the results of a French evaluation test issued by one of the two organizations recognized by the Ministère, specifically:

  • The Test d’évaluation du français adapté pour le Quebec (TEFAQ) of the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Paris Île-de-France (CCIP);
  • The Test de connaissance du français pour le Québec (TCFQ) of the Centre international d’études pédagogiques (CIEP);
  • The Test d’évaluation du français (TEF) of the CCIP;
  • The Test de connaissance du français (TCF) of the CIEP;
  • The Diploma d’études en langue française (DELF) of the CIEP;
  • The Diploma approbation de langue française (DALF) of the CIEP.

 The first two tests (TEFAQ and TCF-Québec) only evaluate oral comprehension and production. Only candidates who wish to have points awarded for oral results (comprehension and production) may present these tests. Tests evaluating written comprehension and written production should be integrated with these two tests in 2014. In the meantime, candidates who wish to obtain points for the four categories of language knowledge (oral comprehension, oral production, written comprehension and written production) must register for the TFC or FEF. If these tests are not available, they can register for the DELF or DALF.

The current list of TEF, TEFAQ, TCF, TCFQ, DELF and DALF accredited centres can be consulted on the the Internet sites of the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Paris Île-de-France and the Centre international d'études pédagogiques (Centres d'examen DELF - DALF and Centres de passation du TCF pour le Québec).

To prove your language knowledge, you must provide the results of a standardized test, even if French or English is your mother tongue.

Application Fee

Quebec Skilled Workers/Professionals Processing Fees are as follows:




Principal Applicant


Spouse, de facto spouse


Each dependant child



In addition to the application fees the other fees applicable are for:

  • Medical examination.
  • A police clearance certificate, if it is required as part of the crime and security check and.
  • Language testing, as required.

Processing Timeline

Quebec Processing time:  66 Months

The time taken to obtain Quebec Selection Certificate is 49 months.

 The 1st stage is divided into three sub stages as mentioned below:

Quebec Skilled Worker has to undergo the below three sub stages in the 1st stage.

  • Verification of documents submitted(37 months)
  • Preliminary review(1-3 months)
  • Selection review(1-9 months)

Once an applicant obtains CSQ, the 1st stage of the process is completed.

2nd Stage is Visa Processing (Federal stage)

Total time taken to complete the second stage is 17 months.

The total processing time to get PR is 66 months. (5 years 6 months)

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