Quebec-selected Skilled Workers (QSWP)

The application process for Quebec is unique and requires a special agreement because of the exclusivity of the language and heritage. The major stream available to those intending to get a permanent residency in Quebec is the Regular Skilled Worker Program (QSWP)

What are the eligibility requirements for the QSWP?

There is a different point based system for the QSWP where candidates nee dto obtain a certain number of minimum points to enter the selection process. The criterion includes 9 components

The Canada Sponsorship Class and family class sponsorship are two of the streams through which a partner or family member of the sponsor can apply for permanent residency. Here are the overall differences between these two streams.

  • Education
  • Work experience
  • Age
  • Language ability
  • Proof of job offer
  • Spouse or Children

What is the process of immigration?

The minimum QSW points requirement must be met by all QSW candidates before they can be considered for the program. If you meet the QSW points requirements, you can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) using the web portal (Arrima).

How long does it take for the immigration process to be completed?
The processing time indicates how long Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) expects to take to process complete applications (under normal circumstances).The estimated time is 15 to 17 months to process the complete applications already in the system.

What is the difference between QSWP and Federal Skilled Worker?

Quebec Skilled Worker (QSW) and Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC) are the two most popular economic immigration programs in Canada. While FSW is managed through the Express Entry pathway, QSW is not. QSW operates on a first-come, first-served basis while FSW has an express entry pool of candidates. The FSW uses a running system for eligible candidates through the CRS, while QSW doesn't rank its candidates.

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