Know the conditions of the Regular Skilled Worker Program
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Know the conditions of the Regular Skilled Worker Program

Selection factors and criteria

Selection is made on the basis of a selection grid, with points awarded on the basis of various selection factors and criteria. The assessment of your application will determine whether you obtain a sufficient number of points to be selected by Québec. The Summary grid of factors and criteria used to select regular skilled workers (PDF, 138 kB) presents the selection factors and criteria, but also the weighting and the passing scores that apply to skilled workers, as stipulated in Québec Immigration Regulation and the Regulation respecting the weighting applicable to the selection of foreign nationals.

Selection factors in the point grid

The selection factors and criteria are designed to assess your social and professional profile (as well as your spouse’s, if applicable) and help determine your potential for integrating into the Québec labour market and Québec society? The factors and criteria considered are:

  • Your training (level of education and area of training). Only diplomas obtained before the submission of your application are considered in the attribution of points for the Education Level criterion;
  • Your work experience
  • Your age
  • Your knowledge of French and English
  • Your stays in Québec and family relationship with a Canadian citizen or a permanent Québec resident
  • Having a permanent employment offer validated by the Ministère. See the section International recruitment - Hiring a permanent foreign worker
  • Characteristics of your accompanying spouse or de facto spouse, if applicable
  • Other factors, incuding the number of children under the age of 22 who will be accompanying you to Québec
  • Your capacity for financial self-sufficiency (you must sign a contract in which you undertake to provide for your needs and your family’s needs for at least the first three months following your arrival in Québec).



The Ministère will analyze your application within a period of six months*, starting from the date on which the complete information required to process your application (forms and documents) has been received and added to your file.

* The application processing timeframe may exceed six months for applications that require verifications.



Programme de l'expérience québécoise (PEQ - Québec experience program)
Are you currently residing in Québec for work or studies and wish to settle here permanently? Find out about the Programme de l'expérience québécoise (Québec experience program), a quick and easy way to gain access to permanent immigration.

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

Temporary workers
If you wish to stay in Québec in order to hold temporary employment, consult the Temporary Workers section.


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