Quebec Skilled Worker PNP
Quebec's Skilled Worker Provincial Nominee Program (QSW PNP)
Designed to identify immigration candidates who are most likely to become economically established in the province of Quebec.
Skilled Worker applicants who intend to reside in Montreal or in another city or region within the province of Quebec are assessed under a different system than applicants who wish to settle elsewhere in Canada.
Skilled Workers or international graduates in Quebec may apply to immigrate to Quebec under what the Government of Quebec calls its 'Regular Skilled Worker Program', also known as the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), or the Quebec Experience Program — PEQ.
Quebec's EOI System and the Arrima Portal
Quebec introduced an Expression of Interest (EOI) System in 2018 as part of the province's efforts to streamline the processing of QSWP applications. Under this system, individuals interested in immigrating to the province through the Quebec Skilled Worker Program must first create an Expression of Interest profile using the province's Arrima portal (free to anyone aged 18 years or older).
Mon Projet Québec
Candidates invited to apply for immigration to Quebec through the QSWP must use the secure Mon projet Québec portal in order to submit an application. Mon projet Québec allows candidates to complete their application for a CSQ, make their payment online, follow the status of their applications, make changes to their applications, and access personal electronic messaging throughout the process.
The following French language tests are the only ones accepted for Quebec immigration purposes:
- Test d`Evaluation du Français (TEF/TEF Canada);
- Test d`Evaluation du français adapté pour le Québec (TEFaQ);
- Test de connaissance du français (TCF);
- Test de connaissance du français pour le Québec (TCFQ); or
- Diplôme d`études en langue française (DELF/DALF).
Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) Eligibility
Applicants who are successful under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program are issued a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) and can then apply to the Government of Canada for permanent residence. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will conduct a medical and criminal background check as part of its approval process.
In order to qualify for a CSQ, you must score enough points under the Quebec Immigration selection factors described above.
A single (unmarried) applicant must score at least 50 points based on this system, while an applicant with a spouse or common-law partner must score at least 59 points.