Quebec Skilled Worker

Quebec has its own rules for choosing immigrants to live in the Province and evaluates applicants for “adaptability”

To apply as a Quebec Skilled Worker, you must:

  • First apply for a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ) to the Québec Government

  • Then apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to become a permanent resident of Canada

Determining Eligibility

Factors that determine your eligibility as a Quebec Skilled Worker include:

  • Level of education and area of training

  • Work experience – do you have the skills required for the Quebec market?

  • Age

  • Knowledge of French and English

  • Duration of stay in Quebec

  • Whether you have an employment offer

  • Number of children under 22 who will be accompanying you

  • Similar considerations for accompanying spouse or common-law spouse

  • In addition, you must prove that you have sufficient funds to sustain your stay for at least the first three months of your arrival in Quebec

Quebec has its own criteria for determining whether you can adapt to living there.  You must score enough points in order to qualify. If you are single you must score at least 49 points and if accompanied by a spouse or common-law/conjugal partner you must score at least 57 points.  80% of the population speaks French, therefore it is advisable to demonstrate a good knowledge of French you must be able to at least understand and speak the language.

 

Adaptability

Quebec assesses applications on adaptability, as the term indicates it will judge how well a person will be able to acclimatize themselves to Quebec society and adapt to life there.

 

 The key areas assessed under adaptability are:

  • Knowledge of Quebec’s history, geography, culture, laws as well as Quebec’s values and society.

  • Knowledge of the Quebec job market, cost of living.

  • Knowledge of French and English with more emphasis on French.