Quebec Skilled workers - A great category for candidates with training in demand

Immigrate to Canada through the Quebec immigration skilled worker category - This category currently applies to temporary students or workers in Canada only

The Quebec province holds a regulated power to select the candidates that intend to settle in its territory. The Quebec immigration application consists of applying for the Certificat de selection du Quebec (CSQ).

The regulations specify that the skilled worker is a foreign national who settles in Quebec to hold employment the foreign national is likely able to hold.

The Quebec selection process for the skilled worker is primarily focused on candidates holding training and education considered in demand in the province. The selection procedure is also based on a selection grid that involves the following criteria:

1) Level of education compared to the equivalent Quebec educational classification
2) Areas of training with emphasis on sectors considered in demand in Quebec – See specific score for each training below
3) Full time work experience within the last five years
4) Age
5) Proficiency in French and English (Oral interaction and written comprehension)*
6) Stay and family in Quebec
7) Characteristics of the accompanying spouse
8) Validated employment offer if applicable
9) Children
10) Financial self-sufficiency
11) Adaptability

* Official test results are now required

Our clients are informed in advance of the strong elements in their file as well as their weaknesses.

An interview is set during which the applicant is given a final decision for the Quebec Selection certificate. The interview may also be waived. Once approved, the candidate is invited to submit an application for permanent residence with the federal authorities that will process the medical and security clearance.

A new list of area of training is in demand and is effective since February 2017.

There are other areas of training available if your studies were completed in Quebec or are considered equivalent to a Quebec degree (certain studies in Canada, France or USA). An additional accreditation procedure may be required.

The list may be modified by the Quebec authorities at any given time. It is therefore in the best interest of the candidate to apply as soon as possible while the occupation is considered in demand.

The Quebec Immigration skilled worker program is an interesting alternative and may allow you to immigrate. If you are interested in our assistance, please feel free to complete to contact us and we will be pleased to assist you in your application.

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