Express Entry Update – Changes effective November 19, 2016 (click to follow)

Quebec Skilled Worker

Quebec Skilled Worker

This program targets people who have education and skills to be able to independently settle and work in Quebec.

The selection is based on a combination of Selection factors and a Point system. The selection system is focussed on the family unit, including spouse and young children.

The applicants are assessed on factors like Age, education, length of experience, proficiency in Official languages (French/English), Vaild Employment offer, previous stay and work in Quebec, etc. Some of the factors also apply to spouse of the applicant thus focussing on the family unit.

Based on the individual situation, points are awarded for each of these factors, as per the Points system. An applicant with a total score more than the Pass mark is qualified to apply. [However, restrictions on intake of applications are in effect]

The Selection factors are as follows:

Factor Maximum Points
Age
16
Education/ Training
28
Experience
08
Proficiency in Official languages
22
Valid Employment Offer
10
Stay or Family in Quebec
08
Spouse’s Characteristics
(Age, Training, Language)
16
Children
08
Financial Capacity
01
Adaptability
06

There are 3 selection stages: Employability Cut-off, Preliminary stage & Selection with passmarks for each stage

Again the passmarks are different for married and single applicants

The Education/Training factor has additional element called ‘Area of Training’, which allows for extra points for types of education at different levels. Most frequently, this determines the passmarks achieved by different applicants.

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