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 Quebec: The immigration rules for Quebec are different from the rest of Canada. Quebec has its own skilled worker immigration program.


Quebec is the largest province of Canada from all the thirteen provinces. It is the second largest province in terms of population. It's the only French speaking region in the east Canada. The recorded population for Quebec as per 2019 reports is 84.8 lakhs. 


Quebec is a highly likable place to live due to its culture and living conditions. Around 80% of the people in Quebec speak french. Quebec is the only Canadian province with French as its official Language. Quebec immigration program known as Quebec skilled Worker Immigration Program. 


For the applicants who want to immigrate to Canada, and they are not confident about the Federal Skilled Worker program (FSW), they can surely apply under Quebec skilled worker Immigration Program.


Quebec Skilled Worker Immigration Program:


Quebec skilled worker immigration program is managed by the Quebec Government. This program was mainly introduced to make the immigration process simple for the Candidates so that they can easily immigrate to Quebec. Those candidates who find it difficult to apply under the FSW and FST program, they can apply under Quebec skilled Worker program. 


For most of the skilled worker programs, a valid job offer from a Canadian employer is required. However in the Quebec Skilled Worker program, the job offer from a Canadian or Quebec employer is not required. 


QSW mainly selects candidates based on following eligibility Criteria:


  1. Must be under 40 years.
  2. Must have a Bachelor degree.
  3. Must have at least 2 years of experience.
  4. Must not have any criminal record.
  5. Must have good health.
  6. Must have good English/French language scores.
  7. Must have proof of funds.


Quebec Skilled Worker Program is also a Point based system. You need a total of 50 points to qualify (if you are applying solo) as an Applicant. If you are applying with your family (including your Spouse and Children) then you will get additional points accordingly.


QSWP does not require French as a mandatory language but having a French language test can increase your points. So if you know French it's always beneficial to have a French Language test.


Online applications for QSWP can be submitted on an online portal known as Arrima. The applications are also referred to as Expression of Interest EOI.


Documents Required: The documents required for QSWP are:


  1. Identity Documents (Passport, PAN Card, Birth Certificate, Marriage certificate, AAdhar Card.)
  2. Work Experience including appointment letters, payslips.
  3. Language proficiency test for English and French (optional).
  4. Police Clearance certificate.
  5. Proof of funds.


Quebec is the only province in Canada, which has an agreement with the Canadian government to choose its immigrants according to their own rules. To apply in the Quebec skilled Worker Program, there are mainly two steps:


First you need to apply for a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) to the Government of Quebec. The Quebec Government will issue you a Quebec Selection certificate (CSQ) after accessing your application. If you fulfill the eligibility criteria then you will be issued a CSQ. 


In the second step After getting CSQ you can apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for a permanent residency. 


In other words, you will get a selection certificate from the Quebec Government and an Admission from the Federal Government. 


Quebec Experience Program (PEQ): This program mainly requires work experience in the Quebec province. So if you are working as a temporary worker or if you are an international student then you can apply under this program for permanent residency.  Knowledge of French language is required to apply under this program. Also candidates must be living in the province of Quebec at the time of the Application.


Quebec Investor Program:  Applicants who want to invest in the province of Quebec can apply under this program. In this program, candidates must have assets of worth $2 million CAD and are able to invest at least $1.2 Million CAD. If a candidate meets this criteria then they can apply under this program.


Quebec Entrepreneur Program:  A candidate with the ability to acquire or manage a business project in Quebec can apply under this program.


Quebec Self Employed: If you are self employed for more than two years and have the ability to create your job in Quebec then you can apply under this category. However you need to have at least $100,000 CAD worth of assets in order to qualify.




  1. Largest province out of all 13 provinces
  2. French as main language
  3. Only province to have own skilled worker program QSWP
  4. A job offer from employer is not required
  5. Easy to apply Canadian PR after getting CSQ.


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