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Quebec Skilled Worker Immigration
About the ProgramThe Quebec Federal Skilled Worker Program (QSW) is an immigration program operated by the province of Quebec for candidates who have skilled work experience and will be able to make lasting contributions to Quebec’s economy as members of the workforce.
Basic EligibilityIn order to qualify for Canadian Immigration and obtain a Canadian Permanent Resident Visa, Federal Skilled Worker applicants must have at least one year of continuous full-time paid work experience in a single occupation, classified as NOC skill level 0, A or B, within the last 10 years.

Workers who meet the work experience requirement must then fall into one of the three circumstances below:

  • • have experience in one of the 50 eligible occupations;
  • OR
  • • have a valid of offer of “arranged employment”;
  • OR
  • • have either a Canadian PhD or have completed two years of study in Canada in a PhD program, at a recognized Canadian institution;<./
Minimum RequirementsIn all three circumstances above, Foreign Skilled Worker applicants must also:
  • • meet the minimum language requirements in either French or English, in all four language skill areas (reading, writing, speaking and listening);
  • AND
  • • possess a completed Canadian educational credential, or a foreign education credential with an ECA (Education Credential Assessment) provided by an approved organization;
  • AND
  • • have at least 1 year of continuous full-time paid work experience in the same occupation, or the equivalent in part time experience, in a NOC 0, A or B skill level occupation, within the last ten years from the date a application is submitted. Applicants who meet the requirements above must then be assessed based on the 6 Selection Factors (provided below). Federal Skilled Worker applicants with a score of 67 points or higher may qualify for Canadian immigration
Overview: The 6 Selection Factors Eligible Federal Skilled Workers must achieve a minimum score of 67 points when being assessed across the 6 selection criteria provided below:
  • 1. Education: You may be awarded a maximum of 25 points for Canada’s Federal Skilled Worker Program.
  • 2. Language Skills: You may be awarded a maximum of 28 points for language skills.
  • 3. Work Experience: You may be awarded a maximum of 15 points for paid work experience acquired in the last 10 years;
  • 4. Age: You may be awarded a maximum of 12 points for age.
  • 5. Arranged Employment: You may be awarded up to 10 points for arranged employment.
  • 6. Adaptability: You may awarded up to 10 points for adaptability.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada also requires Skilled Worker applicants to demonstrate that they have sufficient settlement funds to support themselves and their dependents once they immigrate to Canada. Medical examinations and security clearances are also a requirement for the Canadian immigration application process.

Processing Times


The Processing Times for Foreign Skilled Worker applications depend on which Canadian Immigration Visa office the application is being processed at.

Processing Fees


The Processing Fees for the Federal Skilled Worker program vary depending on exchange rates.

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