The Province of Quebec has an agreement with the Government of Canada on immigration, with its own rules for selection of applicants. In order to apply as a skilled worker in Quebec, you have to apply directly to:
- The Quebec government for a Certificat de sélection du Québec (QSC)
- Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to become a permanent resident of Canada, once you receive an approval from Quebec.
Applicants successful under the Skilled Worker Program receive a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ), which is followed by the Canadian Permanent Residence.
In order to qualify for a CSQ, an applicant has to score enough points under the Quebec Immigration selection system. Single applicants need to score a minimum of 50 points, while married once need to score a minimum of 59 points. Applicants evaluation criteria is as follows:
- Area of Training
- Validated Employment Offer
- Work Experience
- Language Proficiency
- Family residing in Quebec
- Spouse or Common-Law Partner Characteristics
- Presence of Accompanying Children
- Financial Self-Sufficiency
Most of the documents provided should be certified true copies.
Quebec Skilled Worker applicants must successfully pass medical and security examinations for being granted Canadian Permanent Residence.