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Modifications to weighting of the skilled worker selection grid

March 8, 2017 – In order to promote better socio-professional integration of immigrants and to upgrade knowledge of French, modifications have been made to the weighting of the skilled worker selection grid (in French), particularly with regard the criteria “Areas of training” and “Education level.”


  • points attributed to certain areas of training have been reduced;
  • candidates with vocational secondary or technical post-secondary education and who are in one of the areas of training in demand in Québec no longer earn additional points;
  • the cutoff score for employability and the passing score for the selection grid have been raised.

Before submitting a request for a Certificat de sélection du Québec, we therefore recommend that you evaluate your chances of meeting the requirements by completing the Preliminary Evaluation for Immigration online.

These modifications apply to all applications received as of March 8, 2017, as well as those on file for which the preliminary review had not yet begun on this date.

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