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Embarking on a journey to work in Quebec, Canada

The Quebec Work Program, overseen by the province’s immigration authority, provides a route for skilled workers to secure a work permit and potentially attain permanent residency in Quebec. At Prestige Law, we specialise in guiding individuals and businesses through the Quebec Work Program application process, ensuring a seamless and prosperous experience.

Eligibility Criteria for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program

Eligibility for the Quebec Immigration Skilled Worker Program is evaluated based on nine selection factors. These criteria are used to allocate points and identify immigrants who are likely to thrive economically in Quebec. Solo applicants must score at least 50 points, while applicants with a spouse or common-law partner must score at least 59 points. Prestige Law provides a detailed outline of each requirement below.

Training (Maximum 26 Points)

Up to 26 points can be awarded in the Training category of the Quebec Skilled Worker Immigration Program. These points are distributed across two sub-categories: Education (up to 14 points) and Areas of Training (up to 12 points).

The Education sub-factor requires a minimum score of 2 points, indicating that applicants must have at least a secondary school general diploma to qualify as a Quebec-selected skilled worker. The educational qualification must have been obtained within the five years prior to applying for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program. Alternatively, the applicant must have worked for at least 12 months in a field directly related to their degree or diploma within the five years preceding their application.

Education (Maximum 14 Points)

  1. General high school diploma: 2 points
  2. Vocational high school diploma: 6 points
  3. General postsecondary school diploma (full-time for 2 years): 4 points
  4. Technical postsecondary school diploma (full-time for 1 year): 6 points
  5. Technical postsecondary school diploma (full-time for 2 years): 6 points
  6. Technical postsecondary school diploma in Section A or B training area (full-time for 1 or 2 years): 10 points
  7. Technical postsecondary school diploma (full-time for 3 years): 8 points
  8. Technical postsecondary school diploma in Section A or B training area (full-time for 3 years): 10 points
  9. Undergraduate degree (full-time for 1+ years): 4 points
  10. Undergraduate degree (full-time for 2+ years): 6 points
  11. Undergraduate degree (full-time for 3+ years): 10 points
  12. Master’s degree: 12 points
  13. Doctorate: 14 points

Areas of Training (Maximum 12 Points)
The Areas of Training sub-category aims to recognise immigrants with professional training in fields with strong job prospects in Quebec. Points are awarded based on the relevance of the applicant’s training to the labor market needs.

Section A: 12 points
Section B: 9 points
Section C: 6 points
Section D: 2 points
Sections E, F, G: 0 points

Work Experience (Maximum 8 Points)

Up to 8 points can be awarded for work experience. Eligible experience must have been gained in the five years prior to applying and can include both paid and unpaid employment, provided the unpaid work was part of an educational or training program.

  1. Less than 6 months: 0 points
  2. 6 months to 1 year: 4 points
  3. 1 to 2 years: 4 points
  4. 2 to 3 years: 6 points
  5. 3 to 4 years: 6 points
  6. More than 4 years: 8 points

Age (Maximum 16 Points)

This factor rewards younger applicants, reflecting their potential for long-term economic contribution.

  1. 18 to 35 years old: 16 points
  2. 36 years old: 14 points
  3. 37 years old: 12 points
  4. 38 years old: 10 points
  5. 39 years old: 8 points
  6. 40 years old: 6 points
  7. 41 years old: 4 points
  8. 42 years old: 2 points
  9. 43+ years of age: 0 points

Language Proficiency (Maximum 22 Points)

Language skills in French and English are critical, with a higher emphasis on French. Points are awarded based on proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

French Language Proficiency (Maximum 16 Points)

  1. Reading:
    • A1, A2, B1: 0 points
    • B2: 1 point
    • C1, C2: 1 point
  2. Writing:
    • A1, A2, B1: 0 points
    • B2: 1 point
    • C1, C2: 1 point
  3. Listening:
    • A1, A2, B1: 0 points
    • B2: 5 points
    • C1: 6 points
    • C2: 7 points
  4. Speaking:
    • A1, A2, B1: 0 points
    • B2: 5 points
    • C1: 6 points
    • C2: 7 points

English Language Proficiency (Maximum 6 Points)

  1. Reading:
    • CLB 1 to CLB 4: 0 points
    • CLB 5 to CLB 8: 1 point
    • CLB 9 to CLB 12: 1 point
  2. Writing:
    • CLB 1 to CLB 4: 0 points
    • CLB 5 to CLB 8: 1 point
    • CLB 9 to CLB 12: 1 point
  3. Listening:
    • CLB 1 to CLB 4: 0 points
    • CLB 5 to CLB 8: 1 point
    • CLB 9 to CLB 12: 2 points
  4. Speaking:
    • CLB 1 to CLB 4: 0 points
    • CLB 5 to CLB 8: 1 point
    • CLB 9 to CLB 12: 2 points

Quebec Connection (Maximum 8 Points)

Applicants with strong ties to Quebec through family or previous stays can earn up to 8 points.

Family in Quebec (Maximum 3 Points)

  1. Spouse, sibling, parent, child, grandparent: 3 points
  2. Uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, cousin: 0 points

Visiting Quebec (Maximum 5 Points)

  1. Worked in Quebec for at least 3 months: 5 points
  2. Worked in Quebec for at least 6 months: 5 points
  3. Studied in Quebec for at least 3 months: 5 points
  4. Studied in Quebec for at least 6 months: 5 points
  5. Stayed in Quebec (not for work or school) for more than 2 weeks: 1 point
  6. Stayed in Quebec (not for work or school) for more than 3 months: 2 points
  7. Visited Quebec for less than 2 weeks: 0 points

Characteristics of Spouse (Maximum 17 Points)

Up to 17 points can be awarded for a spouse’s characteristics, including education, training area, age, and French language proficiency.

Spouse’s Education (Maximum 4 Points)

  1. General high school diploma: 1 point
  2. Vocational high school diploma: 2 points
  3. General postsecondary school diploma (full-time for 2 years): 1 point
  4. Technical postsecondary school diploma (full-time for 1 year): 2 points
  5. Technical postsecondary school diploma (full-time for 2 years): 2 points
  6. Technical postsecondary school diploma (full-time for 3 years): 3 points
  7. Undergraduate degree (full-time for 1+ years): 1 point
  8. Undergraduate degree (full-time for 2+ years): 2 points
  9. Undergraduate degree (full-time for 3+ years): 3 points
  10. Master’s degree: 4 points
  11. Doctorate: 4 points

Spouse’s Area of Training (Maximum 4 Points)

  1. Section A: 4 points
  2. Section B: 3 points
  3. Section C: 2 points
  4. Section D: 1 point
  5. Sections E, F, G: 0 points

Spouse’s Age (Maximum 3 Points)

  1. 18 to 35 years old: 3 points
  2. 36 years old: 2 points
  3. 37 to 39 years old: 2 points
  4. 40 years old: 1 point
  5. 41 to 42 years old: 1 point
  6. 43+ years of age: 0 points

Spouse’s French Language Proficiency (Maximum 6 Points)

  1. Reading, Writing: All levels (0 points)
  2. Listening:
    • A1, A2, B1: 0 points
    • B2: 2 points
    • C1, C2: 3 points
  3. Speaking:
    • A1, A2, B1: 0 points
    • B2: 2 points
    • C1, C2: 3 points

Validated Job Offer (Maximum 10 Points)

Applicants with a validated permanent job offer can earn up to 10 points, depending on the job’s location.

  1. Montreal area: 8 points
  2. Outside Montreal area: 10 points

Accompanying Children (Maximum 8 Points)

Applicants bringing children can earn up to 8 points.

  1. Per child under 13 years of age: 4 points
  2. Per child 13 to 19 years old: 2 points

Financial Self-Sufficiency (Maximum 1 Point)

Applicants must meet the minimum settlement funds requirement to earn 1 point. This requirement varies based on the number of family members and their ages.

Settlement Funds Requirement

  1. 1 adult: CAD $3,016
  2. 1 adult & 1 child (<18 years): CAD $4,052
  3. 1 adult & 2 children (<18 years): CAD $4,574
  4. 1 adult & 3 children (<18 years): CAD $5,096
  5. 1 adult & 4+ children (<18 years): Add CAD $522/child
  6. 1 adult & 1+ children (18+ years): Add CAD $1,406/child
  7. 2 adults: CAD $4,422
  8. 2 adults & 1 child (<18 years): CAD $4,954
  9. 2 adults & 2 children (<18 years): CAD $5,347
  10. 2 adults & 3 children (<18 years): CAD $5,739
  11. 2 adults & 4+ children (<18 years): Add CAD $392/child
  12. 2 adults & 1+ children (18+ years): Add CAD $1,406/child

Why Choose Prestige Law for Quebec Immigration?

Prestige Law stands out as a premier choice for individuals seeking immigration to Quebec due to its specialised expertise, personalised approach, and proven track record of success.

  1. Expertise in Quebec Immigration Laws: With a deep understanding of Quebec’s unique immigration laws and regulations, Prestige Law offers expert guidance tailored to the province’s specific requirements.
  2. Comprehensive Services: Prestige Law provides comprehensive services covering all aspects of the immigration process, from initial consultation to application submission and follow-up, ensuring a seamless experience for clients.
  3. Personalised Approach: Each client receives personalised attention and a customised immigration strategy based on their individual circumstances and goals, ensuring the best possible outcome for their case.
  4. Proven Track Record: Prestige Law boasts a proven track record of successful immigration cases, with many clients successfully settling in Quebec and achieving their immigration goals.
  5. Client-Centric Philosophy: At Prestige Law, clients are the top priority. The firm’s client-centric philosophy ensures that each client receives the highest level of service and support throughout the immigration process.
  6. Transparent Communication: Prestige Law believes in transparent communication, keeping clients informed at every step of the process and addressing any concerns or questions promptly.
  7. Ethical Practices: Prestige Law upholds the highest ethical standards in its practice, ensuring that all immigration services are provided with integrity and professionalism.
  8. Dedicated Team: The dedicated team at Prestige Law is committed to providing exceptional service and support to clients, guiding them through every step of the immigration process with care and expertise.
  9. Client Satisfaction: Prestige Law’s commitment to client satisfaction is unparalleled, with many clients expressing their gratitude for the firm’s dedication and support throughout their immigration journey.
  10. Competitive Fees: Despite offering top-notch services, Prestige Law maintains competitive fees, making quality immigration services accessible to a wide range of clients.

Prestige Law is the perfect choice for individuals seeking immigration to Quebec, offering expert guidance, personalized service, and a proven track record of success. With Prestige Law, your Quebec immigration journey is in safe hands.

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