Foreign workers who want to settle as permanent residents in the Canadian province of Quebec may be eligible for immigration to Quebec through the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.

The Quebec Skilled Worker Program is a points-based initiative, operated separately from the government of Canada’s own programs for skilled workers. Successful applicants may bring accompanying family members to Quebec, and a job offer is not required.

Recent rounds of invitations

Quebec began issuing the first invitations for Quebec Skilled Worker candidates using a new system called Arrima in July of 2019. View the latest results of the most recent rounds of invitations here:

Quebec Skilled Worker – Recent rounds of invitations

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Date of drawNumber of invitationsAdditional criteria
Nov 1133Invitations were issued to those meeting one of these criteria:
(1) those holding a validated job offer; and
(2) those in Quebec as diplomatic agents, consular officers, or other eligible types of foreign representatives.
Oct 2123Invitations were issued to those meeting one of these criteria:
(1) those holding a validated job offer; and
(2) those in Quebec as diplomatic agents, consular officers, or other eligible types of foreign representatives.
Sept 30536Invitations were issued to candidates with scores at or above 562 points, with valid job offers outside of the Montreal region, and whose occupation is one of the following NOC codes: 0312, 3233, 3413, 4031, 4032, 4214
Sept 2517Invitations were issued to candidates with scores at or above 499 points, with valid job offers outside of the Montreal region, and whose occupation is one of the following NOC codes: 0213, 2133, 2141, 2147, 2171, 2172, 2173, 2174, 2175, 2241, 2281, 2282, 2283, 5131, 5223, 5241, 6221
Aug 26585Invitations were issued to candidates with scores at or above 548 points, with valid job offers outside of the Montreal region, and whose occupation is one of the following NOC codes: 0213, 2133, 2141, 2147, 2171, 2172, 2173, 2174, 2175, 2241, 2281, 2282, 2283, 5131, 5223, 5241, 6221
Aug 19502Invitations were issued to candidates with scores at or above 548 points, with valid job offers outside of the Montreal region, and whose occupation is one of the following NOC codes: 0213, 2133, 2141, 2147, 2171, 2172, 2173, 2174, 2175, 2241, 2281, 2282, 2283, 5131, 5223, 5241, 6221
Aug 12515Invitations were issued to candidates with scores at or above 591 points, with valid job offers outside of the Montreal region, and whose occupation is one of the following NOC codes: 0213, 2133, 2141, 2147, 2171, 2172, 2173, 2174, 2175, 2241, 2281, 2282, 2283, 5131, 5223, 5241, 6221
June 1769Invitations were issued to those holding a validated job offer
May 2790Invitations were issued to those meeting one of these criteria:
(1) those holding a validated job offer; and
(2) those in Quebec as diplomatic agents, consular officers, or other eligible types of foreign representatives.
Apr 2983Invitations were issued to those meeting one of these criteria:
(1) those holding a validated job offer; and
(2) those in Quebec as diplomatic agents, consular officers, or other eligible types of foreign representatives.
Mar 30208Invitations were issued to those meeting one of these criteria:
(1) those holding a validated job offer; and
(2) those in Quebec as diplomatic agents, consular officers, or other eligible types of foreign representatives.
Jan 26, 202195Invitations were issued to those meeting one of these criteria:
(1) those holding a validated job offer; and
(2) those in Quebec as diplomatic agents, consular officers, or other eligible types of foreign representatives.
Dec 16, 2020233Invitations were issued to those meeting one of these criteria:
(1) those holding a validated job offer; and
(2) those in Quebec as diplomatic agents, consular officers, or other eligible types of foreign representatives.
Sept 24365Invitations were issued to those meeting one of these criteria:
(1) those holding a validated job offer; and
(2) those in Quebec as diplomatic agents, consular officers, or other eligible types of foreign representatives.
(3) those invited by the Minister based on their ability to contribute to Québec’s prosperity by staying or settling in Québec.
June 187Invitations issued to those meeting all of these criteria:
- they had a previous QSW application terminated under Bill 9; and
- they filed an EOI before Dec. 17, 2019; and
- they were in one of the following situations:
(a) they were staying in Quebec on June 16, 2019 while holding a study or work permit; OR
(b) their terminated application was submitted pursuant to section 5.01 of the Regulation respecting the selection of foreign nationals.
Jan 16, 202023Invitations issued to those meeting all of these criteria:
- they had a previous QSW application terminated under Bill 9; and
- they filed an EOI before Dec. 17, 2019; and
- they were in one of the following situations:
(a) they were staying in Quebec on June 16, 2019 while holding a study or work permit; OR
(b) their terminated application was submitted pursuant to section 5.01 of the Regulation respecting the selection of foreign nationals.
Dec 17, 2019220Invitations issued to those meeting all of these criteria:
- they had a previous QSW application terminated under Bill 9; and
- they filed an EOI before Dec. 17, 2019; and
- they were in one of the following situations:
(a) they were staying in Quebec on June 16, 2019 while holding a study or work permit; OR
(b) their terminated application was submitted pursuant to section 5.01 of the Regulation respecting the selection of foreign nationals.
Dec 1285Invitations were issued to those meeting one of these criteria:
(1) those holding a validated job offer; and
(2) those in Quebec as diplomatic agents, consular officers, or other eligible types of foreign representatives.
Oct 2973Invitations were issued to those meeting one of these criteria:
(1) those holding a validated job offer; and
(2) those in Quebec as diplomatic agents, consular officers, or other eligible types of foreign representatives.
Oct 2389Invitations issued to those meeting all of these criteria:
- they had a previous QSW application terminated under Bill 9; and
- they filed an EOI before Dec. 17, 2019; and
- they were in one of the following situations:
(a) they were staying in Quebec on June 16, 2019 while holding a study or work permit; OR
(b) their terminated application was submitted pursuant to section 5.01 of the Regulation respecting the selection of foreign nationals.
Sept 25169Invitations issued to those meeting all of these criteria:
- they had a previous QSW application terminated under Bill 9; and
- they filed an EOI before Dec. 17, 2019; and
- they were in one of the following situations:
(a) they were staying in Quebec on June 16, 2019 while holding a study or work permit; OR
(b) their terminated application was submitted pursuant to section 5.01 of the Regulation respecting the selection of foreign nationals.
Sept 432Invitations were issued to those meeting one of these criteria:
(1) those holding a validated job offer; and
(2) those in Quebec as diplomatic agents, consular officers, or other eligible types of foreign representatives.
August 19444Invitations issued to those meeting all of these criteria:
- they had a previous QSW application terminated under Bill 9; and
- they filed an EOI before Dec. 17, 2019; and
- they were in one of the following situations:
(a) they were staying in Quebec on June 16, 2019 while holding a study or work permit; OR
(b) their terminated application was submitted pursuant to section 5.01 of the Regulation respecting the selection of foreign nationals.
July 17259Invitations were issued to those meeting one of these criteria:
(1) those holding a validated job offer; and
(2) those in Quebec as diplomatic agents, consular officers, or other eligible types of foreign representatives.
July 4691Invitations issued to those meeting all of these criteria:
- they had a previous QSW application terminated under Bill 9; and
- they filed an EOI before Dec. 17, 2019; and
- they were in one of the following situations:
(a) they were staying in Quebec on June 16, 2019 while holding a study or work permit; OR
(b) their terminated application was submitted pursuant to section 5.01 of the Regulation respecting the selection of foreign nationals.

Cap-exempt Quebec Skilled Worker applicants

Individuals with a validated job offer in Quebec, as well as temporary residents entitled to submit an application for a CSQ, may submit an application at any time, outside the regular intake limit.

It may also be possible to submit an application under the Quebec Experience Program (PEQ), with expedited processing times at the CSQ application stage. It should be noted that French proficiency is required under the PEQ.

Quebec Skilled Worker requirements

The Quebec Skilled Worker Program is more complex than many other Canadian immigration programs. There are different eligibility thresholds for single applicants as opposed to applicants with an accompanying spouse or common-law partner, and all applicants have to pass two points thresholds in order to be considered eligible.

As of January 1, 2020, all applicants for permanent residence through Quebec immigration programs are required to show they understand Quebec values. This can be done by passing a Quebec values test or completing a course in Quebec values.

Lets first consider single applicants.

Single applicants

Single applicants first have to accrue at least 43 points (out of 99) across the following factors: education level, specific area of training, age, French ability, English ability, connections to Quebec through previous visits and/or family, and whether or not they have a validated job offer from an employer in Quebec.

Education and training (maximum 20 points for both, minimum 2 points required for education level)

Education level: up to 14 points

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Level of educationPoints
Doctorate14
Master's Degree12
Undergraduate diploma (3 or more years of full-time studies)10
Undergraduate diploma (2 or more years of full-time studies)6
Undergraduate diploma (1 or more years of full-time studies)4
Postsecondary school technical diploma (3 years of full-time studies)8
Postsecondary school technical diploma (1–2 years of full-time studies)6
Postsecondary school general diploma (2 years of full-time studies)4
Secondary school vocational diploma6
Secondary school general diploma2
Maximum14 points

Area of training: up to 12 points

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Areas of TrainingPoints
Section A12
Section9
Section C6
Section D2
Section E, F, or G0
Maximum12 points

Updates to Quebec’s Areas of Training List, effective as of August 2, 2018 favour candidates with foreign degrees in actuarial science, information management and early childhood education, among others, as well as candidates across a range of disciplines who studied in Quebec.

Areas of Training: Section A

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Principal applicant: 12 points
Spouse or common-law partner: 4 points

  • ACS = Attestation of College Studies
  • AVS = Attestation of Vocational Specialization
  • DVS = Diploma of Vocational Studies
  • DCS = Diploma of College Studies (Vocational or technical education programs with a three-year duration leading to a diploma of college studies)
Foreign DegreesQuebec Degrees
Actuarial Science (Bach.)Accounting and Accounting Science (Bach.)
Information Management (Bach.)Actuarial Science (Bach.)
Early Childhood Education Techniques (ACS)Adult Education and Continuing Education (Master's degree)
Early Childhood Education Techniques (DCS)Agricultural and Rural Engineering (Bach.)
Restaurant Management (DCS)Agriculture (Bach.)
Visual Orthosis Techniques (DCS)Agri-forest Engineering (Master's degree)
Agricultural Mechanics (DVS)Applied Mathematics (Bach.)
Architecture (Master's degree)
Banking and Financial Operations (Bach.)
Business Administration (Bach.)
Chiropractic (Master's degree)
Civil, Construction and Transportation Engineering (Bach.)
College Level Teacher Training (Master's degree)
Community Health and Epidemiology (Master's degree)
Computer Engineering (Bach.)
Computer Science (Bach.)
Dentistry (Doctorate)
Didactics (The Art of Teaching) (Master's degree)
Dietetics and Nutrition (Bach.)
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering (Bach.)
Energy (Master's degree)
Engineering (Bach.)
Food Engineering (Bach.)
Forest Engineering, Forestry and Wood Science (Silviculture)
(Bach.)
Genetics (Master's degree)
Geological Engineering (Bach.)
Industrial and Administrative Engineering (Bach.)
Information Management (Bach.)
Library Science and Records Management (Master's degree)
Mechanical Engineering (Bach.)
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (Bach.)
Mining Engineering (Bach.)
Nuclear Engineering (Master's degree)
Nursing (Bach.)
Occupational Therapy (Bach.)
Occupational Therapy (Master's degree)
Operational Research (Master's degree)
Optometry (Doctorate)
Other Health Professions (Doctorate)
Perinatal Medicine (Bach.)
Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Bach.)
Physiotherapy (Bach.)
Physiotherapy (Master's degree)
Preschool Teacher Training (Bach.)
Psychoeducation (Master's degree)
Rural and Agricultural Economics (Bach.)
Social Work (Bach.)
Specialist Primary and Secondary School Teacher Training (Bach.)
Speech Language Pathology and Audiology (Bach.)
Speech Language Pathology and Audiology (Master's degree)
Teaching at the Preschool and Elementary Levels (Bach.)
Training of Special Education Teachers (Remedial Education) (Bach.)
Urban and Land Management Architecture (Master's degree)
Veterinary Medicine (Doctorate)
Acupuncture (DCS)
Animal Health Technology (DCS)
Avionics (ACS)
Avionics (DCS)
Building Systems Technology (DCS)
Dental Hygiene Techniques (DCS)
Denturology Techniques (DCS)
Diagnostic Radiology Technology (DCS)
Early Childhood Education Techniques (ACS)
Early Childhood Education Techniques (DCS)
Environmental Occupational Health and Safety (DCS)
Forest Products Processing Technology (DCS)
Geomatics Technology (DCS)
Hearing Aids (DCS)
Insurance and Financial Advisory Services (ACS)
Insurance and Financial Advisory Services (DCS)
Medical Electrophysiology Techniques (DCS)
Metallurgical Engineering Technology (DCS)
Mineral Technology (DCS)
Nuclear Medicine Technology (DCS)
Nursing (ACS)
Nursing (DCS)
Orthotic and Orthopedic Prosthesis Techniques (DCS)
Physiotherapy Technology (ACS)
Physiotherapy Technology (DCS)
Plastics Technology (DCS)
Prehospital Emergency Care (DCS)
Radiation Oncology Technology (DCS)
Respiratory Therapy Techniques (DCS)
Restaurant Management (DCS)
Special Care Counselling Techniques (ACS)
Special Care Counselling Techniques (DCS)
Thanatology Techniques (DCS)
Visual Orthosis Techniques (DCS)
Water Purification (DCS)
Agricultural Mechanics (DVS)
Automated Systems Electromechanics (DVS)
Construction Equipment Mechanics (DVS)
Diemaking (AVS)
Elevator Mechanics (DVS)
Flight Dispatch (DVS)
Health, Assistance, and Nursing (DVS)
Machining Techniques (DVS)
Mould Making (AVS)
Pharmacy Technical Assistant (DVS)
Retail Butchery (DVS)
Stationary Engine Mechanics (DVS)
Toolmaking (AVS)
Water Treatment (DVS)

Areas of Training: Section B

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Principal applicant: 9 points
Spouse or common-law partner: 3 points

  • ACS = Attestation of College Studies
  • AVS = Attestation of Vocational Specialization
  • DVS = Diploma of Vocational Studies
  • DCS = Diploma of College Studies (Vocational or technical education programs with a three-year duration leading to a diploma of college studies)
Foreign DegreesQuebec Degrees
Accounting and Accounting Science (Bach.)Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (Bach.)
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (Bach.)Architecture (Bach.)
Agricultural and Rural Engineering (Bach.)Biological and Biomedical Engineering (Bach.)
Agriculture (Bach.)Biophysics (Bach.)
Agri-forest Engineering (Master's degree)Business Management and Administration (Bach.)
Applied Mathematics (Bach.)Chemical Engineering (Bach.)
Architecture (Master's degree)Cooperation (Master's degree)
Banking and Financial Operations (Bach.)Criminology (Bach.)
Biological and Biomedical Engineering (Bach.)Earth Sciences (Bach.)
Business Administration (Bach.)English, General and Mother Tongue (Bach.)
Civil, Construction and Transportation Engineering (Bach.)Ethnology and Ethnography (Master's degree)
College Level Teacher Training (Master's degree)Exercise Sciences (Bach.)
Computer Engineering (Bach.)Food Sciences and Technology (Bach.)
Computer Science (Bach.)French or English Language and Literature (Bach.)
Cooperation (Master's degree)French, Second Language (Bach.)
Didactics (The Art of Teaching) (Master's degree)Geodesy (Surveying) (Bach.)
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering (Bach.)Geology or Mineralogy (Bach.)
Engineering (Bach.)Health Services Management (Master's degree)
Food Engineering (Bach.)Home Economics (Bach.)
Geological Engineering (Bach.)Human Resources Management (Bach.)
Geology or Mineralogy (Bach.)Hydrology, Water Sciences (Master's degree)
Home Economics (Bach.)Industrial Relations (Bach.)
Industrial and Administrative Engineering (Bach.)International Business (Bach.)
Industrial Relations (Bach.)Landscaping Architecture (Bach.)
International Business (Bach.)Marketing and Purchasing (Bach.)
Library Science and Records Management (Master's degree)Mathematics (Bach.)
Mathematics (Bach.)Medicine (Doctorate)
Mechanical Engineering (Bach.)Medicine and Experimental Surgery (Master's degree)
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (Bach.)Meteorological and Atmospheric Sciences (Bach.)
Mining Engineering (Bach.)Modern Languages and Literatures other than French and English (Bach.)
Nuclear Engineering (Master's degree)Natural Resources (Bach.)
Operational Research (Master's degree)Pedology and Soil Management and Conservation (Master's degree)
Other Health Professions (Doctorate)Physical Engineering (Bach.)
Physiotherapy (Master's degree)Physical Science (Bach.)
Preschool Teacher Training (Bach.)Probability and Statistics (Bach.)
Psychology (Doctorate)Psychoeducation (Bach.)
Rural and Agricultural Economics (Bach.)Psychology (Doctorate)
Social Work (Bach.)Psychology (Master's degree)
Specialist Primary and Secondary School Teacher Training (Bach.)Pulp and Paper Engineering (Master's degree)
Speech Language Pathology and Audiology (Bach.)School Administration (Master's degree)
Speech Language Pathology and Audiology (Master's degree)Sexology (Bach.)
Teaching at the Preschool and Elementary Levels (Bach.)Teaching at the Secondary Level (Bach.)
Teaching in Vocational (Secondary) and Technical (College)Teaching in Vocational (Secondary) and Technical (College)
Training of Special Education Teachers (Remedial Education) (Bach.)Education (Bach.)
Urban and Land Management Architecture (Master's degree)Translation (Bach.)
Aerospace Engineering Technology (DCS)University Pedagogy (Master's degree)
Avionics (ACS)Urban Planning (Bach.)
Avionics (DCS)Urban Studies (Bach.)
Building Systems Technology (DCS)Aerospace Engineering Technology (ACS)
Composite Material Processing Techniques (ACS)Aerospace Engineering Technology (DCS)
Composite Material Processing Techniques (DCS)Aircraft Maintenance Techniques (ACS)
Computer Science Technology (ACS)Aircraft Maintenance Techniques (DCS)
Computer Science Technology (DCS)Animal Production Technology (DCS)
Dental Hygiene Techniques (DCS)Architectural Technology (ACS)
Diagnostic Radiology Technology (DCS)Architectural Technology (DCS)
Environmental Occupational Health and Safety (DCS)Biomedical Laboratory Technology (ACS)
Furniture and Cabinetmaking Techniques (ACS)Biomedical Laboratory Technology (DCS)
Furniture and Cabinetmaking Techniques (DCS)Building Appraisal and Assessment Technology (ACS)
Geomatics Technology (DCS)Building Appraisal and Assessment Technology (DCS)
Insurance and Financial Advisory Services (ACS)Cellulose processing technologies (DCS)
Insurance and Financial Advisory Services (DCS)Civil Engineering Technology (DCS)
Mechanical Engineering Technology (DCS)Composite Material Processing Techniques (ACS)
Metallurgical Engineering Technology (DCS)Composite Material Processing Techniques (DCS)
Mineral Technology (DCS)Computer Science Technology (ACS)
Orthotic and Orthopedic Prosthesis Techniques (DCS)Computer Science Technology (DCS)
Pharmaceutical Production Technology (ACS)Computerized Engineering Technology (DCS)
Pharmaceutical Production Technology (DCS)Dietetic Techniques (DCS)
Plastics Technology (DCS)Electrotechnology (ACS)
Restaurant Management (ACS)Electrotechnology (DCS)
Special Care Counselling Techniques (ACS)Engineering Physics Technology (DCS)
Special Care Counselling Techniques (DCS)Environmental Occupational Health and Safety (ACS)
Water Purification (DCS)Food Processing and Quality Technology (DCS)
Animal Production Technology (DVS)Furniture and Cabinetmaking Techniques (ACS)
Automated Systems Electromechanics (DVS)Furniture and Cabinetmaking Techniques (DCS)
Automotive Body Repair and Repainting (DVS)Geomatics Technology (ACS)
Boilermaking (DVS)Hotel Management Techniques (DCS)
Carpentry (DVS)Industrial Electronics Technology (ACS)
Computer Support (DVS)Industrial Electronics Technology (DCS)
Construction Equipment Mechanics (DVS)Marine Mechanical Engineering Techniques (DCS)
Diemaking (AVS)Mechanical Engineering Technology (ACS)
Drilling and Dynamiting (DVS)Mechanical Engineering Technology (DCS)
Elevator Mechanics (DVS)Metallurgical Engineering Technology (ACS)
Field Crops (DVS)Mineral Technology (ACS)
Fire Protection Mechanics (DVS)Multimedia Integration Techniques (DCS)
Flight Dispatch (DVS)Naval Architecture Technology (DCS)
Heavy Road Equipment Mechanics (DVS)Office System Technology (ACS)
Industrial Construction and Maintenance Mechanics (DVS)Office System Technology (DCS)
Installation and Maintenance of Security Systems (DVS)Paralegal Techniques (ACS)
Installation and Repair of Telecommunications Equipment (DVS)Paralegal Techniques (DCS)
Machining Techniques (DVS)Pharmaceutical Production Technology (ACS)
Maple Syrup Production (DVS)Pharmaceutical Production Technology (DCS)
Mould Making (AVS)Printing Works Management (DCS)
Plumbing and Heating (DVS)Restaurant Management (ACS)
Professional Cooking (DVS)Thanatology Techniques (ACS)
Refrigeration (DVS)Water Purification (ACS)
Retail Butchery (DVS)Animal Production Technology (DVS)
Sheet Metal Work (DVS)Automotive Body Repair and Repainting (DVS)
Stationary Engine Mechanics (DVS)Boilermaking (DVS)
Toolmaking (AVS)Cable and Circuit Assembly (DVS)
Water Treatment (DVS)Carpentry (DVS)
Computer Support (DVS)
Drilling and Dynamiting (DVS)
Field Crops (DVS)
Fire Protection Mechanics (DVS)
Glass Products Assembly and Installation (DVS)
Heavy Road Equipment Mechanics (DVS)
Home Care Assistance (DVS)
Industrial Construction and Maintenance Mechanics (DVS)
Installation and Maintenance of Security Systems (DVS)
Installation and Repair of Telecommunications Equipment (DVS)
Maple Syrup Production (DVS)
Moulding (DVS)
Ore Extraction (DVS)
Plumbing and Heating (DVS)
Professional Cooking (DVS)
Professional Sales (DVS)
Pulp and Paper - Operations (DVS)
Refrigeration (DVS)
Sawing (DVS)
Secretarial Studies (DVS)
Sheet Metal Work (DVS)
Smelting (DVS)
Welding and Fitting (DVS)

Areas of Training: Section C

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Principal applicant: 6 points
Spouse or common-law partner: 2 points

  • ACS = Attestation of College Studies
  • AVS = Attestation of Vocational Specialization
  • DVS = Diploma of Vocational Studies
  • DCS = Diploma of College Studies (Vocational or technical education programs with a three-year duration leading to a diploma of college studies)
Foreign DegreesQuebec Degrees
Architecture (Bach.)Anthropology (Bach.)
Business Management and Administration (Bach.)Applied Design, (Ceramics, Weaving, Gold-working, Decoration) (Bach.)
Chemical Engineering (Bach.)Art History (Bach.)
Communications and Journalism (Bach.)Basic and Applied Health Sciences (Bach.)
Community Health and Epidemiology (Master's degree)Biological Sciences (Bach.)
Criminology (Bach.)Chemistry (Bach.)
Demography (Master's degree)Communications and Journalism (Bach.)
Dietetics and Nutrition (Bach.)Demography (Master's degree)
Earth Sciences (Bach.)Economics (Bach.)
Energy (Master's degree)Environment (Environmental Quality and Pollution) (Bach.)
English, General and Mother Tongue (Bach.)Fine and Applied Arts (Bach.)
Environment (Environmental Quality and Pollution) (Bach.)French, General and Mother Tongue (Bach.)
Ethnology and Ethnography (Master's degree)Geography (Bach.)
Food Sciences and Technology (Bach.)Graphic Arts (Graphic Communications) (Bach.)
French, General and Mother Tongue (Bach.)Greco-Latin Humanities and Classical Archeology (Bach.)
Genetics (Master's degree)History (Bach.)
Geodesy (Surveying) (Bach.)Law (Bach.)
Geography (Bach.)Linguistics (Phonetics, Semantics, Philology) (Bach.)
Graphic Arts (Graphic Communications) (Bach.)Music (Bach.)
Health Services Management (Master's degree)Oceanography (Master's degree)
Human Resources Management (Bach.)Philosophy (Bach.)
Hydrology, Water Sciences (Master's degree)Plastic Arts (Painting, Drawing, Sculpture) (Bach.)
Landscaping Architecture (Bach.)Production Management (Bach.)
Marketing and Purchasing (Bach.)Psychology (Bach.)
Music (Bach.)Recreology (Bach.)
Natural Resources (Bach.)Religious Studies (Bach.)
Nursing (Bach.)Social or Community Leadership (Bach.)
Occupational Therapy (Bach.)Sociology (Bach.)
Occupational Therapy (Master's degree)Zootechnics (Master's degree)
Optometry (Doctorate)Adventure Tourism Techniques (ACS)
Pedology and Soil Management and Conservation (Master's degree)Adventure Tourism Techniques (DCS)
Physical Engineering (Bach.)Agromechanical Engineering Technology (DCS)
Physiotherapy (Bach.)Aircraft piloting techniques (DCS)
Plastic Arts (Painting, Drawing, Sculpture) (Bach.)Arts and Crafts Techniques (DCS)
Probability and Statistics (Bach.)Business Management (ACS)
Psychoeducation (Bach.)Business Management (DCS)
Psychoeducation (Master's degree)Chemical Engineering Techniques (DCS)
Psychology (Master's degree)Chemical Process Techniques (ACS)
Pulp and Paper Engineering (Master's degree)Chemical Process Techniques (DCS)
Recreology (Bach.)Civil Engineering Technology (ACS)
School Administration (Master's degree)Community Recreation Leadership Training Techniques (DCS)
Sexology (Bach.)Farm Business Management and Technologies (ACS)
Teaching at the Secondary Level (Bach.)Farm Business Management and Technologies (DCS)
Translation (Bach.)Fashion Marketing (ACS)
University Pedagogy (Master's degree)Fashion Marketing (DCS)
Urban Planning (Bach.)Fire Safety (ACS)
Urban Studies (Bach.)Fire Safety (DCS)
Veterinary Medicine (Doctorate)Horticultural Production and Environmental Technology (DCS)
Zootechnics (Master's degree)Hotel Management Techniques (ACS)
Acupuncture (DCS)Industrial Engineering Technology (ACS)
Adventure Tourism Techniques (ACS)Industrial Engineering Technology (DCS)
Adventure Tourism Techniques (DCS)Industrial Maintenance Technology (DCS)
Aerospace Engineering Technology (ACS)Interior Design Techniques (DCS)
Aircraft Maintenance Techniques (ACS)Interpretive Dance (DCS)
Aircraft Maintenance Techniques (DCS)Laboratory Technology (DCS)
Animal Health Technology (DCS)Multimedia Integration Techniques (ACS)
Animal Production Technology (DCS)Navigation (DCS)
Architectural Technology (ACS)Ornamental Horticulture Landscaping and Marketing (DCS)
Architectural Technology (DCS)Pre-printing Computer Graphics (DCS)
Biomedical Laboratory Technology (ACS)Professional Music and Song Techniques (DCS)
Building Appraisal and Assessment Technology (ACS)Seafood Processing (DCS)
Building Appraisal and Assessment Technology (DCS)Social Research Techniques (DCS)
Civil Engineering Technology (DCS)Social Work Techniques (ACS)
Community Recreation Leadership Training Techniques (DCS)Social Work Techniques (DCS)
Computerized Engineering Technology (DCS)Television Production and Postproduction Techniques (DCS)
Denturology Techniques (DCS)Theatre Production (DCS)
Dietetic Techniques (DCS)Transportation Logistics Techniques (DCS)
Electrotechnology (ACS)Urban Planning Techniques (DCS)
Electrotechnology (DCS)Youth and Adult Correctional Intervention Techniques (ACS)
Environmental Occupational Health and Safety (ACS)Youth and Adult Correctional Intervention Techniques (DCS)
Farm Business Management and Technologies (ACS)Aesthetics (DVS)
Farm Business Management and Technologies (DCS)Aircraft Mechanical Assembly (DVS)
Fire Safety (ACS)Aircraft Structural Assembly (DVS)
Fire Safety (DCS)Arboriculture-Pruning (DVS)
Food Processing and Quality Technology (ACS)Automobile Mechanics (DVS)
Food Processing and Quality Technology (DCS)Cabinet Making (DVS)
Geomatics Technology (ACS)Commercial and Residential Painting (DVS)
Hearing Aids (DCS)Construction Machine Operation (DVS)
Horticultural Production and Environmental Technology (DCS)Custom Clothing Manufacturing and Alterations (DVS)
Hotel Management Techniques (ACS)Decorative Upholstering (DVS)
Hotel Management Techniques (DCS)Dental Assistance (DVS)
Industrial Electronics Technology (ACS)Electricity (DVS)
Industrial Electronics Technology (DCS)Flexible Pavement Installation (DVS)
Industrial Engineering Technology (ACS)Food and Beverage Services (DVS)
Industrial Engineering Technology (DCS)Furniture Finishing (DVS)
Industrial Maintenance Technology (DCS)Hairdressing (DVS)
Laboratory Technology (DCS)Home Electrical Appliance Repair (DVS)
Mechanical Engineering Technology (ACS)Horticulture and Garden Centre Operations (DVS)
Medical Electrophysiology Techniques (DCS)Industrial Drafting (DVS)
Metallurgical Engineering Technology (ACS)Installation of Electrical Transmission Lines (DVS)
Mineral Technology (ACS)Insulation (DVS)
Multimedia Integration Techniques (ACS)Interior Decorating and Visual Display (DVS)
Multimedia Integration Techniques (DCS)Light-Duty Vehicle Mechanics (DVS)
Naval Architecture Technology (DCS)Masonry: Bricklaying (DVS)
Nuclear Medicine Technology (DCS)Metal Structure and Metalworking Manufacturing (DVS)
Nursing (DCS)Mineral and Metal Processing Machine Operations (DVS)
Office System Technology (ACS)Motorized Equipment Sales Representative(DVS)
Office System Technology (DCS)Moulding Machine Set-up and Operation (DVS)
Ornamental Horticulture Landscaping and Marketing (DCS)Ornamental Horticulture (DVS)
Paralegal Techniques (ACS)Pastry Making (DVS)
Paralegal Techniques (DCS)Photography (DVS)
Physiotherapy Technology (DCS)Precision Sheet Metal Work (DVS)
Prehospital Emergency Care (DCS)Preparation and Finishing Concrete (DVS)
Printing Works Management (DCS)Production Equipment Operation (DVS)
Radiation Oncology Technology (DCS)Residential and Commercial Drafting (DVS)
Respiratory Therapy Techniques (DCS)Stonecutting (DVS)
Seafood Processing (DCS)Surveying and Topography (DVS)
Social Research Techniques (DCS)Travel Consulting and Sales (DVS)
Television Production and Postproduction Techniques (DCS)Use of Composite Materials (DVS)
Thanatology Techniques (ACS)Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Service Technicians (DVS)
Thanatology Techniques (DCS)
Water Purification (ACS)
Youth and Adult Correctional Intervention Techniques (ACS)
Youth and Adult Correctional Intervention Techniques (DCS)
Aesthetics (DVS)
Arboriculture-Pruning (DVS)
Automobile Mechanics (DVS)
Cabinet Making (DVS)
Cable and Circuit Assembly (DVS)
Commercial and Residential Painting (DVS)
Construction Machine Operation (DVS)
Decorative Upholstering (DVS)
Dental Assistance (DVS)
Electricity (DVS)
Flexible Pavement Installation (DVS)
Food and Beverage Services (DVS)
Glass Products Assembly and Installation (DVS)
Hairdressing (DVS)
Health, Assistance, and Nursing (DVS)
Home Care Assistance (DVS)
Horticultural Production (DVS)
Industrial Drafting (DVS)
Installation of Electrical Transmission Lines (DVS)
Insulation (DVS)
Light-Duty Vehicle Mechanics (DVS)
Masonry: Bricklaying (DVS)
Mineral and Metal Processing Machine Operations (DVS)
Motorized Equipment Sales Representative (DVS)
Moulding (DVS)
Moulding Machine Set-up and Operation (DVS)
Pastry Making (DVS)
Pharmacy Technical Assistant (DVS)
Precision Sheet Metal Work (DVS)
Preparation and Finishing Concrete (DVS)
Production Equipment Operation (DVS)
Professional Sales (DVS)
Pulp and Paper - Operations (DVS)
Residential and Commercial Drafting (DVS)
Sawing (DVS)
Secretarial Studies (DVS)
Smelting (DVS)
Travel Consulting and Sales (DVS)
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Service Technicians (DVS)
Welding and Fitting (DVS)

Areas of Training: Section D

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Principal applicant: 2 points
Spouse or common-law partner: 1 point

  • ACS = Attestation of College Studies
  • AVS = Attestation of Vocational Specialization
  • DVS = Diploma of Vocational Studies
  • DCS = Diploma of College Studies (Vocational or technical education programs with a three-year duration leading to a diploma of college studies)
All degrees must have been obtained in Quebec
Biochemistry (Bach.)
Cinematography (Bach.)
Compared Literature (Master's degree)
Drama (Bach.)
Environmental Design (Bach.)
Expressive Movement, Dance, Mime, or Rhythmics (Bach.)
Geopolitical Sciences (Bach.)
Guidance Counselling and Educational and Vocational Information (Bach.)
Industrial Design (Bach.)
Microbiology (Bach.)
Photography (Bach.)
Phytotechnics (Master's degree)
Political Science (Bach.)
Public Administration (Bach.)
Social Sciences (Bach.)
3D Animation and Image Synthesis Techniques (ACS)
3D Animation and Image Synthesis Techniques (DCS)
Accounting and Management Technology (ACS)
Accounting and Management Technology (DCS)
Aquaculture Techniques (DCS)
Circus Arts (DCS)
Clothing Manufacturing Management (DCS)
Dental Prosthesis Techniques (DCS)
Display Design Techniques (DCS)
Documentation Techniques (DCS)
Environmental and Wildlife Management (ACS)
Environmental and Wildlife Management (DCS)
Environmental Techniques (DCS)
Equine Techniques (DCS)
Fashion Design (ACS)
Fashion Design (DCS)
Forest Technology (DCS)
Graphics (ACS)
Graphics (DCS)
Hunting and Fishing Resources Development Techniques (DCS)
Illustration and Animated Design(DCS)
Industrial Design Techniques (DCS)
Interior Design Techniques (ACS)
Laboratory Techniques (ACS)
Media Communication Techniques (ACS)
Media Communication Techniques (DCS)
Medical Records Management (ACS)
Medical Records Management (DCS)
Museology Techniques (DCS)
Photography (DCS)
Police Techniques (ACS)
Police Techniques (DCS)
Printing Techniques (DCS)
Professional Music and Song Techniques (ACS)
Professional Theatre (Acting) (DCS)
Television Production and Postproduction Techniques (ACS)
Tourism Techniques (ACS)
Tourism Techniques (DCS)
Transportation Logistics Techniques (ACS)
Accounting (DVS)
Aquaculture (DVS)
Business Equipment Technical Service (DVS)
Clothing and Leather Products Manufacturing (DVS)
Clothing Manufacturing (Tailoring) (DVS)
Desktop Publishing (DVS)
Electronic Audio/Video Equipment Repair (DVS)
Fire Safety Techniques (DVS)
Floral Services (DVS)
Forest Management (DVS)
General Building Maintenance (DVS)
Hardware Store Sales (DVS)
Industrial Upholstering (DVS)
Jewellery Making (DVS)
Landscaping Operations (DVS)
Locksmithing (DVS)
Manual Felling and Skidding (DVS)
Marine Mechanics (DVS)
Northern Building Maintenance (DVS)
Northern Heavy Equipment Operations (DVS)
Pattern Design (DVS)
Printing (DVS)
Professional Fishing (DVS)
Protection and Development of Wildlife Habitats (DVS)
Sharpening (DVS)
Silviculture (DVS)
Structural and Architectural Assembly (DVS)
Watch and Jewellery Repair (DVS)
Wood Cutting System (DVS)

Areas of Training: Section E

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Principal applicant: 0 points
Spouse or common-law partner: 0 points

  • ACS = Attestation of College Studies
  • AVS = Attestation of Vocational Specialization
  • DVS = Diploma of Vocational Studies
  • DCS = Diploma of College Studies (Vocational or technical education programs with a three-year duration leading to a diploma of college studies)
No points are awarded for the following degrees obtained outside Quebec
Adult Education and Continuing Education (Master's degree)
Anthropology (Bach.)
Applied Design, (Ceramics, Weaving, Gold-working, Decoration) (Bach.)
Art History (Bach.)
Basic and Applied Health Sciences (Bach.)
Biochemistry (Bach.)
Biological Sciences (Bach.)
Biophysics (Bach.)
Chemistry (Bach.)
Chiropractic (Doctorate)
Cinematography (Bach.)
Compared Literature (Master's degree)
Dentistry (Doctorate)
Drama (Bach.)
Economics (Bach.)
Environmental Design (Bach.)
Exercise Sciences (Bach.)
Expressive Movement, Dance, Mime, or Rhythmics (Bach.)
Fine and Applied Arts (Bach.)
Forest Engineering, Forestry and Wood Science (Silviculture) (Bach.)
French or English Language and Literature (Bach.)
French, Second Language (Bach.)
Geopolitical Sciences (Bach.)
Greco-Latin Humanities and Classical Archeology (Bach.)
Guidance Counselling and Educational and Vocational Information (Bach.)
History (Bach.)
Industrial Design (Bach.)
Law (Bach.)
Linguistics (Phonetics, Semantics, Philology) (Bach.)
Medicine (Doctorate)
Medicine and Experimental Surgery (Master's degree)
Meteorological and Atmospheric Sciences (Bach.)
Microbiology (Bach.)
Modern Languages and Literatures other than French and English (Bach.)
Oceanography (Master's degree)
Perinatal Medicine (Bach.)
Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Bach.)
Philosophy (Bach.)
Photography (Bach.)
Physical Science (Bach.)
Phytotechnics (Master's degree)
Political Science (Bach.)
Production Management (Bach.)
Psychology (Bach.)
Public Administration (Bach.)
Religious Studies (Bach.)
Social or Community Leadership (Bach.)
Social Sciences (Bach.)
Sociology (Bach.)
Zoology (Master's degree)
3D Animation and Image Synthesis Techniques (ACS)
3D Animation and Image Synthesis Techniques (DCS)
Accounting and Management Technology (ACS)
Accounting and Management Technology (DCS)
Agromechanical Engineering Technology (DCS)
Aircraft piloting techniques (DCS)
Aquaculture Techniques (DCS)
Arts and Crafts Techniques (DCS)
Biomedical Laboratory Technology (DCS)
Business Management (ACS)
Business Management (DCS)
Cellulose processing technologies (DCS)
Chemical Engineering Techniques (DCS)
Chemical Process Techniques (ACS)
Chemical Process Techniques (DCS)
Circus Arts (DCS)
Civil Engineering Technology (ACS)
Clothing Manufacturing Management (DCS)
Dental Prosthesis Techniques (DCS)
Display Design Techniques (DCS)
Documentation Techniques (DCS)
Engineering Physics Technology (DCS)
Environmental and Wildlife Management (ACS)
Environmental and Wildlife Management (DCS)
Environmental Techniques (DCS)
Equine Techniques (DCS)
Fashion Design (ACS)
Fashion Design (DCS)
Fashion Marketing (ACS)
Fashion Marketing (DCS)
Forest Products Processing Technology (DCS)
Forest Technology (DCS)
Graphics (ACS)
Graphics (DCS)
Hunting and Fishing Resources Development Techniques (DCS)
Illustration and Animated Design (DCS)
Industrial Design Techniques (DCS)
Interior Design Techniques (ACS)
Interior Design Techniques (DCS)
Interpretive Dance (DCS)
Laboratory Techniques (ACS)
Marine Mechanical Engineering Techniques (DCS)
Media Communication Techniques (ACS)
Media Communication Techniques (DCS)
Medical Records Management (ACS)
Medical Records Management (DCS)
Museology Techniques (DCS)
Navigation (DCS)
Nursing (ACS)
Photography (DCS)
Physiotherapy Technology (ACS)
Police Techniques (ACS)
Police Techniques (DCS)
Pre-printing Computer Graphics (DCS)
Printing Techniques (DCS)
Professional Music and Song Techniques (ACS)
Professional Music and Song Techniques (DCS)
Professional Theatre (Acting) (DCS)
Social Work Techniques (ACS)
Social Work Techniques (DCS)
Television Production and Postproduction Techniques (ACS)
Theatre Production (DCS)
Tourism Techniques (ACS)
Tourism Techniques (DCS)
Transportation Logistics Techniques (ACS)
Transportation Logistics Techniques (DCS)
Urban Planning Techniques (DCS)
Accounting (DVS)
Aircraft Mechanical Assembly (DVS)
Aircraft Structural Assembly (DVS)
Aquaculture (DVS)
Business Equipment Technical Service (DVS)
Clothing and Leather Products Manufacturing (DVS)
Clothing Manufacturing (Tailoring) (DVS)
Custom Clothing Manufacturing and Alterations (DVS)
Desktop Publishing (DVS)
Electronic Audio/Video Equipment Repair (DVS)
Fire Safety Techniques (DVS)
Floral Services (DVS)
Forest Management (DVS)
Furniture Finishing (DVS)
General Building Maintenance (DVS)
Hardware Store Sales (DVS)
Home Electrical Appliance Repair (DVS)
Horticulture and Garden Centre Operations (DVS)
Industrial Upholstering (DVS)
Interior Decorating and Visual Display (DVS)
Jewellery Making (DVS)
Landscaping Operations (DVS)
Locksmithing (DVS)
Manual Felling and Skidding (DVS)
Marine Mechanics (DVS)
Metal Structure and Metalworking Manufacturing (DVS)
Northern Building Maintenance (DVS)
Northern Heavy Equipment Operations (DVS)
Ore Extraction (DVS)
Pattern Design (DVS)
Photography (DVS)
Printing (DVS)
Professional Fishing (DVS)
Protection and Development of Wildlife Habitats (DVS)
Sharpening (DVS)
Silviculture (DVS)
Stonecutting (DVS)
Structural and Architectural Assembly (DVS)
Surveying and Topography (DVS)
Use of Composite Materials (DVS)
Watch and Jewellery Repair (DVS)
Wood Cutting System (DVS)

Work experience

Work experience: up to 8 points

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ExperiencePoints
Less than 6 months0 points
6 to 11 months4 points
12 to 23 months4 points
24 to 35 months6 points
36 to 47 months6 points
48 months or more8 points
Maximum8 points

Age (up to 16 points)

Age: up to 16 points

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AgePoints
18–3516
3614
3712
3810
398
406
414
422
43 or older0
Maximum16 points

Language proficiency (up to 22 points)

French ability: up to 16 points

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 ListeningSpeakingReadingWriting
Low Beginner (A1)0000
High Beginner (A2)0000
Low Intermediate (B1)0000
High Intermediate (B2)5511
Advanced (C1)6611
Advanced (C2)7711
Maximum16 points

English ability: up to 6 points

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English ProficiencyBeginner (CLB 1-4)Intermediate (CLB 5-8)Advanced (CLB 9-12)
Listening0 points12
Speaking012
Reading011
Writing011
Maximum6 points

Stays and family in Quebec (up to 8 points)

Previous stays in Quebec: up to 5 points

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CriteriaPoints
For studies leading to a vocational training diploma
(DEP) or an attestation of
college studies (AEC) attesting
to a total of 900
1,800 hours, combined with
full-time work experience in
Quebec related to the field of
training, for a period of at least
6 months following the study program
5
To work, with a work permit of at
least 1 year and 6 months or more of full-time work
experience
5
Stay for a duration of of at least 3 months2
Stay for a duration of at least 2 weeks but less than 3 months1
Maximum5 points

Family in Quebec: up to 3 points

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Relationship with applicantPoints
Spouse / common-law partner3
Son or daughter, father or mother, brother or sister, Grandfather or grandmother3
Maximum3 points

Valid job offer: up to 14 points

Valid job offer

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Region of job offerPoints
Capitale-Nationale14
Chaudière-Appalaches14
Montérégie14
Abitibi-Témiscamingue13
Centre-du-Québec13
Estrie13
Lanaudière13
Outaouais13
Bas-Saint-Laurent12
Côte-Nord12
Laurentides12
Mauricie12
Nord-du-Québec12
Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean12
Gaspésie10
Montreal8
Maximum14 points

Applicants with a spouse/common-law partner

Applicants with an accompanying spouse or common-law partner have to accumulate 52 points for the first threshold. Though this may seem like a higher threshold, and therefore seemingly more difficult, these applicants can also obtain up to 17 points for the spouse or partner’s factors, in addition to the first set of factors above. So whereas single applicants have to accumulate at least 43 points out of a possible 99 in order to pass the first threshold, applicants with an accompanying spouse or common-law partner have to obtain at least 52 points out of 116.

Spouse/partner education: up to 4 points

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Level of educationPoints
Doctorate4
Master's Degree4
Undergraduate diploma (3 or more years of full-time studies)3
Undergraduate diploma (2 or more years of full-time studies)2
Undergraduate diploma (1 or more years of full-time studies)1
Postsecondary school technical diploma (3 years of full-time studies)3
Postsecondary school technical diploma (1–2 years of full-time studies)2
Postsecondary school general diploma (2 years of full-time studies)1
Secondary school vocational diploma2
Secondary school general diploma1
Maximum4 points

Spouse/partner area of training: up to 4 points

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Areas of TrainingPoints
Section A4
Section3
Section C2
Section D1
Section E, F, or G0
Maximum4 points

See above for areas of training lists.

Spouse/partner age: up to 3 points

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AgePoints
18–353
36–392
40–421
43 or older0
Maximum3 points

Spouse/partner French ability: up to 6 points

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French ProficiencyPoints
Oral comprehensionUp to 3
Oral expressionUp to 3
Maximum6 points

Secondary points threshold

Single applicants who can accumulate at least 43 points from among the above factors must then take into account the number of accompanying children they have, as well as their financial capacity, and all together reach at least 50 points across all factors.

Applicants with an accompanying spouse or common-law partner who can accumulate at least 52 points from among the above factors must then take into account the number of accompanying children they have, as well as their financial capacity, and all together reach at least 59 points across all factors.

Accompanying children: up to 8 points

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Age of ChildrenPoints
For each child 12 years of age or younger4
For each child 13 to 19 years of age2
Maximum8 points

Financial self-sufficiecny: 1 point

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Only one point is awarded for financial self-sufficiency. However, this is an essential requirement; applicants who do not satisfy this requirement will have their application rejection, even if they otherwise satisfy the overall points requirements. It should be noted that the figures below do not denote fees. Rather, this is the minimum funds applicants must possess for settlement purposes.

CriteriaPoints
Making of a contract1
Maximum1 point

To find out the minimum funds requirement for your application, see the tables below.

Applicants with no children

SituationAmount in $ CAD
1 adult (principal applicant)$3,188
2 adults (principal applicant and accompanying spouse/common-law partner)$4,676

Applicants with children

Number of dependent childrenAmount in $ CAD
1 adult (principal applicant) and:
1 child under 18 years old$4,284
2 children under 18 years old$4,836
3 children under 18 years old$5,388
More than 3 children under 18 years old: add$552 per child
2 adults (principal applicant and accompanying spouse/common-law partner) and:
1 child under 18 years old$5,238
2 children under 18 years old$5,653
3 children under 18 years old$6,068
More than 3 children under 18 years old: add$416 per child
1 child (or more) aged 18 or older: add$1,487 per child

Applying to the Quebec Skilled Worker program

If you meet the eligibility criteria outlined above, you become eligible to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through the online Arrima platform for the Quebec Skilled Worker program.

Unfortunately, submitting an EOI does not guarantee you will get to submit an application for permanent residence. This is because QSW uses a points-based ranking system to rank all eligible candidates based on their EOIs. This is a completely different points system from the points used above to assess eligibility.

Periodically, Quebec will invite candidates who have high scores to apply for permanent residence. If you don’t receive an invitation, you can’t apply.

So, how does the QSW Expression of Interest points system work?

The QSW Expression of Interest points system assigns every eligible candidate a score out of 1,300 points. If you want to learn more about how these points are assigned, visit our page on the QSW Expression of Interest points grid.