Quebec Skilled Worker Program

This program is meant to give foreign skilled workers the opportunity to come to Quebec and live there permanently, so that they may work in a high-skilled occupation. Applicants in this program must have the skills and experience to work in an occupation that is considered to be in-demand in Quebec.

A foreign worker that wishes to apply to Canada through this program must first apply for a selection certificate from the province. Candidates will be evaluated through a point system, and those that meet or exceed the minimum necessary amount of points will be granted the certificate. Points will be given based on how well the applicant fits the needs of Quebec. This will be determined by certain selection criteria.

Once the applicant receives their nomination, they may apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for permanent residence for themselves and their dependents.

If you are interested in immigrating to Quebec and you have an education in one of the fields below, please do not hesitate to contact us. The in-demand areas of trainings are subject to change according to the needs of Quebec.

Please note: Quebec no longer requires an interview for candidates with lower point scores. If an applicant reaches the minimum point threshold, they will be given a selection certificate.

Selection criteria

  • Education
  • Area of training
  • Work experience
  • Employment offer
  • Age
  • Language proficiency
  • Family in Quebec
  • Spouse/partner characteristics
  • Children
  • Financial self-sufficiency

In-demand occupations

Some occupations will give applicants more points than others. The current in-demand areas of training in Quebec are:

  • Computer Engineering (Bach.)
  • Computer Science (Bach.)
  • Genetics (Master’s degree)
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology (DCS)
  • Pharmaceutical Production Technology (DCS)
  • Radiation Oncology Technology (DCS)
  • Visual Orthosis Techniques (DCS)
  • Accounting and Accounting Science (Bach.)
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (Bach.)
  • Banking and Financial Operations (Bach.)
  • Biological and Biomedical Engineering (Bach.)
  • Biophysics (Bach.)
  • Civil, Construction and Transportation Engineering (Bach.)
  • Earth Sciences (Bach.)
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering (Bach.)
  • Food Engineering (Bach.)
  • Food Sciences and Technology (Bach.)
  • Geology or Mineralogy (Bach.)
  • Hydrology and Water Sciences (Master’s degree)
  • Industrial and Administrative Engineering (Bach.)
  • Industrial Design (Bach.)
  • Industrial Relations (Bach.)
  • Information Management (Bach.)
  • Library Science and Records Management (Master’s degree)
  • Marketing and Purchasing (Bach.)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Bach.)
  • Nuclear Engineering (Bach.)
  • Nursing (Bach.)
  • Operational Research (Bach.)
  • Physical Engineering (Bach.)
  • Phytotechnics (Bach.)
  • Psychology (Doctorate)
  • Translation (Bach.)
  • Zoology (Bach.)
  • Zoology (Master’s degree)
  • Zootechnics (Bach.)
  • Zootechnics (Master’s degree)

Processing fees

The processing fees that need to be submitted along with an application for a nomination for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program is:

  • Principal applicant – $765
  • Spouse or de facto spouse – $164
  • Each dependent child – $164

Once the applicant receives their nomination, he/she will then apply for permanent residence. The processing fees that need to be submitted along with an application for permanent residence are:

  • Principal applicant – $550
  • A family member of the principal applicant who is 19 years of age or older, or is less than 19 years of age and is a spouse or common-law partner – $550
  • A family member of the principal applicant who is less than 19 years of age and is not a spouse or common-law partner – $150

Once an applicant is approved for permanent residence, the applicant will be required to pay the Right of Permanent Residence Fee:

  • Principal applicant – $490
  • Spouse or de facto spouse – $490
  • Each dependent child – $0

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