Quebec’s Ministry of Immigration, Francisation, and Integration (MIFI) marked a significant milestone on November 16, 2023, with the commencement of the 16th draw under the Quebec RSWP (Regular Skilled Worker Program). This draw, a beacon of hope for 1,210 candidates, represents a crucial step towards their dream of obtaining permanent residency in Quebec.
The Invitations Unveiled
In this latest draw, candidates were extended invitations based on a meticulous selection process. The threshold for eligibility was set at a score equal to or exceeding 609 points. This pivotal date and time for the extraction of candidate profiles from the Arrima bank was November 13, 2023, at 6:30 a.m.
Understanding the Invitation Criteria
The decisions guiding the invitation process adhere to the transparency mandated by section 45 of the Québec Immigration Act. The 1,210 candidates who received invitations met specific criteria:
- French Proficiency: They demonstrated a commendable level of oral proficiency, marked at level 7 or higher in French, according to the Échelle québécoise des niveaux de compétence en français des personnes immigrantes adultes or its equivalent.
- Points Requirement: A crucial factor was a cumulative score equal to or surpassing 609 points.
Additionally, the invitations were extended to candidates meeting the following criteria:
- They held a valid job offer located outside the territory of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal.
Evolving Criteria Since June 2023
As of June 2023, a pivotal shift occurred in the criteria for inviting candidates. Specifically, only those declaring a proficiency level of 7 or higher in French, as per the Échelle québécoise des niveaux de compétence en français des personnes immigrantes adultes, in their Expression of Interest were eligible for invitations to apply for permanent selection.
Evaluation Through the Quebec Points Calculator
The journey toward a Certificat de Selection du Quebec (CSQ) involves a thorough evaluation of candidate profiles. The Quebec government utilizes the Quebec points calculator, a selection grid criteria, to assess eligibility for the RSWP. This comprehensive evaluation considers factors such as education, work experience, age, language proficiency in French and/or English, and other criteria tailored to the Quebec RSWP.
The Path to Permanent Residency
For the fortunate candidates who receive invitations, the next step is to apply for the Certificat de Selection du Quebec (CSQ). This certificate is a key document, indicating that the Quebec government has selected the candidate for permanent residency.
Conclusion: A New Chapter Begins
The 16th Quebec RSWP draw stands as a testament to Quebec’s commitment to attracting skilled workers who can contribute to the province’s growth. As aspiring residents embark on this journey, the draw serves as a beacon, guiding them toward a future of opportunities and belonging in the vibrant province of Quebec.