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  -  Quebec Skilled Worker Program

Skilled workers who intend to reside in a city in Quebec province are assessed under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.


Candidates who want to immigrate through the QSWP must use the “Mon projet Quebec” system to submit their applications.


Selection is made on the basis of a point grid for various factors. To be selected, single candidate must meet at least 50 points and a candidate with spouse or common-law partner must meet minimum 59 points.

      Selection factors in the point grid

  • Level of education

  • Area of training

  • Work experience

  • Age

  • Knowledge of French and Egnglihs

  • stays in Québec and family relationship with a Canadian citizen or a permanent Québec resident

  • Having a valid employment offer

  • characteristics regarding accompanying spouse or common-law spouse, if applicable

  • The number of children under the age of 22 who will be accompanying

  • Capacity for financial self-sufficiency

  -  PEQ (Programme de l’expérience de Québécoise)

The Programme de l’expérience québécoise (PEQ – Québec experience program) is an accelerated program for selecting skilled workers, which allows individuals to obtain a Certificat de sélection du Québec with a view to gaining permanent residence. This program is intended for Québec graduates or future graduatess and temporary foreign workers who hold a skilled job and who meet certain conditions, such as demonstrating advanced intermediate knowledge of spoken French.

  1. PEQ – Quebec Graduate Stream

        [ Eligible diplomas ]

  • a bachelor’s degree (university undergraduate);

  • a master’s degree (and an MBA);

  • a doctorate;

  • a Diplôme d’études collégiales techniques (DEC – diploma of college studies, technical training);

  • a Diplôme d’études professionnelles (DEP – diploma of vocational studies) attesting to 1800 hours of study or more;

  • a Diplôme d’études professionnelles (DEP – diploma of vocational studies) followed by an attestation de spécialisation professionnelle (ASP – attestation of vocational specialization) attesting to a minimum of 1800 hours of continuing education and leading to a particular trade

   2. PEQ – Temporary Worker Stream

        [Types of jobs eligible under the Programme de l’expérience québécoise (PEQ) ]

  • Paid full-time skilled jobs practiced legally are eligible under the PEQ.

  • A skilled job in levels 0, A or B, under the National Occupational Classification

  • A full-time job implies a minimum of 30 hours of paid work per week.

  • Full-time work experience gained in the framework of the post-graduation work permit program, a youth exchange program (e.g., Working Holiday, Young Professionals, International Co-op) or an employment internship that is not connected to a study program in Québec may be taken into account if they meet all the requirements of the PEQ.

  • No part-time work period can be taken into account for eligibility under the PEQ.

  • A job occupied by a candidate as a self-employed worker or for a business that he or she owns, in whole or in part, is not considered under this program.

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