Requirements of the Immigration Program for skilled workers
 
 
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Requirements of the Immigration Program for skilled workers

Modifications to immigration rules and procedures entered into effect on April 1, 2014.

For more information, consult the page Immigration rules and procedures.

To be selected as an immigrant worker, you must, in particular:

  • settle in Québec with the goal of being employed there
  • hold at least one diploma that corresponds, in the Québec education system, to a Secondary School Diploma or a Diploma of Vocational Studies
  • have acquired training and occupational skills that will facilitate your integration into the job market

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Selection factors

Does your professional profile (as well as your spouse’s, if applicable) allow you to easily adapt to the requirements and rapid development of the Québec labour market? Check to see if you are eligible for the Immigration Program for skilled workers. The following employability factors will be taken into account:

Other factors that will be taken into account when your application is assessed are:

  • the number of children under the age of 19 who will be accompanying you to Québec.
  • your capacity for financial self-sufficiency (you must sign a contract confirming your commitment to provide for your needs and your family’s needs for at least the first three months following your arrival in Québec).
  • your adaptability (preparation of your immigration project) which will be assessed based on the steps that you have undertaken to facilitate your socioeconomic integration and your personal qualities with regard to your work activities.

 

Points will be awarded, if applicable, for each of these selection factors. The assessment of your application will help to determine if you obtain a sufficient number of points to be selected by Québec. The Summmary table of factors and criteria used to select skilled workers (in French - PDF, 414 Kb) presents the factors and criteria as well as how they are weighted and the passing scores that apply to skilled workers, as stipulated in Schedule A of the Regulation respecting the selection of foreign nationals and the Regulation respecting the weighting applicable to the selection of foreign nationals in effect since August 1, 2013.

 

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Self-employed workers
If you are a self-employed worker, you may be eligible for the Self-employed Worker Program for businesspeople.

Temporary workers
If you wish to stay in Québec in order to fill a temporary position, consult the Temporary workers section.

 
     

 

 

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