Quebec is one of the ten provinces of Canada and is the second most populous province after Ontario. It has a predominantly French-speaking population, with French being the sole provincial official language. Quebec has an advanced, market-based and open economy. The economy of the province has undergone a tremendous change over the last decade, with the firm ground in the knowledge economy. It has one of the highest growth rates of gross domestic product (GDP) in Canada.
To keep in pace with the growing economy in the province, Quebec has to fill the gap of skilled individuals in the labor market. Quebec has a special agreement with the Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) that will allow them to nominate the immigrants with required skills and work experience to live in the province as a permanent resident. This immigration pathway for skilled immigrants is known as the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.
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This Quebec PNP Program 2020 is an application process for skilled immigrants who want to live and work in the province of Quebec as permanent residents. As mentioned above, Quebec has a special agreement that allows the province to have its own set of rules for selecting the immigrants who will be able to adapt well to living in the province.There are two stages to apply for permanent residency in the province of Quebec:
To be able to live in the province as a permanent resident, the applicant has to get their hands on CSQ (Quebec Selection Certificate). As the federal government’s Express Entry Program, Quebec PNP program 2020 is also a point-based program. It allows them to only nominate the immigrants, who are having the skill-sets that will help in the economic development of the province.
A single applicant has to score a minimum of 50 points on this system while an applicant with a spouse or common-law partner must score at least 59 points.These points are awarded based on the credentials submitted by the applicants. Quebec PNP program 2020 selection factors are as follows:
|Selection Factors||Maximum Points|
|Area of Training||12|
|Validated Employment Offer||10|
|Stay and family in the province||8|
|Spouse/Common-law partner Characteristics||17|
|Presence of Accompanying Children||8|
Note: Getting the one point in Financial Self-Sufficiency selection factor is mandatory. This point helps the province to know that the applicant will be able to support financially both himself/herself and any accompanying family member for their move to Canada.
|General High School Diploma||2|
|Vocational High School Diploma||6|
|General Post-Secondary School Diploma (Full time 2 years)||4|
|Technical Post-Secondary School Diploma (Full time for 1 or 2 years)||6|
|Undergraduate degree for one year||4|
|Undergraduate degree for two years||6|
|Undergraduate degree for three years||10|
|Section of Area of Training||Points|
|Duration of Work Experience||Points|
|Less than 6 months||0|
|6 months to 1 year||4|
|1 to 2 years||4|
|2 to 3 years||6|
|3 to 4 years||6|
|More than 4 years||8|
|Age (In years)||Points|
|18 to 35||16|
Quebec has French as their official language. If the applicant has proven language proficiency in French they are awarded a maximum 16 points and maximum 6 points for the English language.French language for Quebec skilled worker program
|Higher Intermediate (B2)||5||5||1||1|
|Intermediate (CLB 5 – 8)||1||1||1||1|
|Advanced (CLB 9 – 12)||2||2||1||1|
|For studies leading to a vocational training diploma or AES attesting to a total of 900 – 1,800 hours, combined with full-time work experience in Quebec related to the field of training, for a duration of at least 6 months following a study program||5|
|To work, with a work permit of at least 1 year and 6 months or more of full-time work experience||5|
|Stay for the duration of at least 3 months||2|
|Stay for the duration of at least 2 weeks but less than 3 months||1|
|Connection with applicant||Points|
|Son or daughter, father or mother, brother or sister, Grandfather or grandmother||3|
|Spouse or Common-law partner factors||Maximum Points|
|Area of Training||4|
|Language proficiency in French language||6|
|Age of Children||Points|
|For each child 12 years of age or younger||4|
|For each child 13 to 21 years of age||2|
As mentioned before, scoring this 1 point is mandatory for Quebec immigration process. Following is the chart of minimum settlement funds required for Quebec immigration established by the provincial government of Quebec
|Number of family members||Funds Required (In CAD)|
|1 adult and 1 child (under 18 years of age)||$4,284|
|1 adult and 2 children (under 18 years of age)||$4,836|
|1 adult and 3 children (under 18 years of age)||$5,388|
|1 adult and more than 3 children under 18 years old add||$552 per child|
|2 adult and 1 child (under 18 years of age)||$5,238|
|2 adult and 2 children (under 18 years of age)||$5,653|
|2 adult and 3 children (under 18 years of age)||$6,068|
|2 adult and more than 3 children under 18 years old, add||$416 per child|
|2 adults and 1 child (or more) 18 years old or older, add||$1,487 per child|
In order to immigrate to the province of Quebec, applicants first have to register under Quebec’s Expression of Interest System.
Introduced on August 2, 2018, Expression of Interest came into effect to help the province to streamline the process of Quebec Skilled Worker Program’s applications. To begin their process, applicants have to show their intention to live in the province by applying to the program by creating a profile in Quebec Expression of Interest System.
Quebec’s provincial government has provided the applicant with a different type of portals. These portals act as a gateway for the applicants to apply for permanent residency. These immigration portals are as follows:
Quebec’s immigration ministry – MIDI introduced the Arrima portal on September 18, 2018, to accept Expression of Interests (EOIs) to apply for QSWP. Applicants first have to submit their EOI profile through Arrima portal in order to apply for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP). Arrima portal is open year-round thus giving the applicants to apply for Quebec immigration process any time.
Applicants who are able to get an invitation from the provincial government to apply for Quebec immigration through QSWP, have to secure Mon projet Quebec portal to submit their application. This portal provides the candidates with the following features:
Following are the set of documents that are required for an applicant to submit with their application for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) 2020:
|Applicant||Fees (In CAD)|
|Spouse, de facto spouse||$171|
|Each dependent Child||$171|
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