Quebec Skilled Worker
Foreign nationals who wish to permanently reside in Quebec may apply for a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) under the Quebec Skilled Worker program with the Ministère de l’immigration, de la diversité et de l’inclusion (Immigration Quebec). The Quebec Skilled Worker program category is a points-based system that allows the province of Quebec to select potential immigrants.
Under the Quebec Skilled Worker program, a single applicant must obtain a minimum of 50 points and an applicant with a spouse or common-law partner must obtain a minimum of 59 points. If a foreign national is successful, he or she will be issued a CSQ.
An application for a CSQ will be assessed against a number of factors, including:
- Work experience
- Language abilities in French and/or English
- Stay in Quebec
- Family in Quebec
- Accompanying spouse’s or partner’s qualifications
- Validated job offer
- Accompanying children
When applying for a CSQ under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program:
- A candidate must first complete an application through the Mon projet Québec portal;
- Once the application has been pre-screened by Immigration Quebec for eligibility, they will be sent a detailed document list and have 90 days to provide the requested documents by mail;
- Once Immigration Quebec have received the requested documents and completed their assessment, a CSQ will be issued if the application is approved.
Only once the CSQ is issued by Immigration Quebec, a candidate can then submit their application for permanent residence with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (Immigration Canada). Immigration Canada will be responsible for assessing medical and criminal admissibility, and will issue the Confirmation of Permanent Residence.