Quebec Will Be Re-Opening its Skilled Worker Program in November

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Quebec Will be Re-Opening its Skilled Worker Immigration Program for November 2015

 

The Quebec government will be reopening their Skilled Worker Immigration Program from the 4th of November 2015. It plans to receive 6300 applications during the 2015 – 2016 period. The Quebec program features more than 75 eligible occupations and training which will enable applicants to qualify for a Quebec Certificate of Selection (QSC) without a job offer. The ability to communicate in French is not required.

The program will have two reception periods:

  • 4th of November 2015 – 15th of December 2015 ( maximum of 3500 applications will be accepted by post)
  • 18th of January 2016 – 31st of March 2016 (maximum of 2800 applications will be accepted by internet)

Unlike the Federal Express Entry immigration programs that are offered by other provinces under Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP), Quebec remains the only program in Canada where skilled worker applicants can predict their chances for admission on the basis of their proven qualifications. Applicants who reach a passing score under the Quebec system, receive a CSQ which allows them to qualify for Canadian permanent residence.

A Quebec skilled worker is a foreign national who intends to settle in Quebec and find employment. This determination is made using a point system which evaluates the candidate’s area of training, education, experience, age, language, qualifications of a partner or spouse, offer of employment (which is not required), children and adaptability.

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