The Quebec government has announced plans to receive online
applications under its skilled worker program, effective December
31, 2015. The mandatory requirement will not affect applications
with a validated offer of employment or applications under the
Quebec Experience Class that are submitted before this date. The
move toward an online application system will require all
applicants for a Quebec Selection Certificate under the skilled
worker program, to complete and present their application via the
internet. With the exception of the above classes, there are no
plans to receive new applications under its skilled worker program
in 2015. The online application system does not apply to Quebec
business immigration programs.
The period of reception for applications under the Quebec
skilled worker program will likely be in early 2016, but has not
yet been formally announced.
Earlier this year, Quebec lowered the pass mark for its
skilled worker program. Under the program which is unofficially
set to open in early 2016, Quebec plans to receive 6300 new
applications during the 2015-2016 fiscal session. The Quebec
program features more than
75 eligible occupations and
areas of training that will enable applicants to qualify for a
Quebec Certificate of Selection (CSQ), without a job offer. Many
applicants can qualify with minimal knowledge of French.
Unlike the federal Express Entry immigration system or programs
offered by other provinces under Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP),
Quebec remains the only program in Canada where skilled worker
applicants can predict their chances for admission on the basis of
their proven qualifications. Applicants, who reach a passing score
under the Quebec system, receive a CSQ which enables them to
qualify for Canadian permanent residence.
A Quebec skilled worker is foreign national who intends to
settle in Quebec and secure employment the foreign national is
likely able to hold. This determination is made using a point
system which evaluates the candidate's area of training,
education, experience, age, language, qualifications of a partner
or spouse, offer of employment, and children.
The content of this article reflects the personal insight of
Attorney Colin Singer and needs no disclaimer.
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