The Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) is the most suitable immigration program for all those who wish to settle in Quebec. This province of Canada manages its immigration program and selects the candidates’ basis their education, language proficiency, and skill sets. Under this program, Quebec provides the applicants with a Quebec Selection Certificate (Certificat de sélection du Québec, or CSQ) based on their Expression of Interest profile.
For this program, the candidates are required to first show an interest in the QSWP by submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) form.
The Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI) further chooses candidates from the pool of applicants and invites them to apply for permanent selection.
Quebec’s Expression of Interest System(EOI)
The EOI is a two-step process:
It is a pre-screening process that begins with the submission of an electronic expression of interest for permanent residency to Arrima. Further, it helps the federal authority rank the applicants based on human capital and labor market-related criteria.
Under the second step, the government invites the top-ranked candidates to apply in regular draws from the pool. The chances of being invited in the draws depend on many factors, such as the government’s annual admission targets, processing capacity, language proficiency, work experience, the candidates’ ranking scores, job offer, and the targeted occupations at the time of each draw.
After receiving the invitation, through the Mon Project Quebec (application management system) the candidate submits application form, pays the processing fees, tracks the application status, and edits the profile if required.
The selected profiles are issued a CSQ to apply for permanent residence to the Government of Canada. Further, for its approval process, the IRCC runs a medical and criminal background check.
You can consult our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) to create and manage your profile without any hassle. Our licensed professionals will guide you at every step as per the federal requirement to help you successfully receive a Quebec Selection Certificate.