Reminder that today the Quebec Skilled Worker Program is now set
to launch. Applicants who want a spot should have all necessary
paperwork ready and apply as soon as possible as vaccancies do fill
In the past, the Quebec Skilled Worker program (QSWP) was known
to be a more lenient version of its Federal counterpart. The
program used a point based system where points were awarded for an
applicant's language proficiency, work experience, whether or
not the applicant had a validated job offer in Quebec, age, area of
training, prior relationship with Quebec (through visits or
relatives), and the human capital factors of the applicant's
common-law partner or spouse. A single applicant had to score 49
points in order to be given a QSC, while one with a common-law
partner or spouse had to score at least 57. Once a QSC was granted
the applicant had to pass a medical and security exam, conducted by
the federal government, before being granted permanent resident
This year applicants with education in the following professions
are to receive bonus points:
Computer engineers find their expertise in the field of
technology. They can hold a range of responsibilities including
research, design, development, handling wireless communications,
maintaining local mainframes, and various other tech related
Civil engineers give technical support and services to a range
of professional fields, many also work independently in fields such
as structural engineering, water resources engineering, municipal
engineering, construction design and supervision, highways and
transportation engineering, geotechnical engineering and
Nurses provide direct nursing care to patients, deliver health
education programs and provide consultative services regarding
issues relevant to the practice of nursing. They can work in a
variety of environments from private practices to hospitals.
Psychologists control and evaluate the delivery of health care
services, such as diagnosis and treatment, nursing and therapy.
They are employed in hospitals, medical clinics, nursing homes and
other health care organizations.
Translators translate written material from one language to
another. Interpreters translate oral communication from one
language to another in a variety of settings in both the public and
Individuals who meet the requirements to obtain these bonus
points are highly recommended to apply as they have a very good
chance to qualify. Even if the individual doesn't speak French
if they are 35 or under, have a high proficiency in English, and at
least 4 years of work experience in their field they are likely to
be granted a QSC. Currently these occupations are in demand in
Quebec, there is a high likelihood individuals with degrees and
experience in these profressions will get a job.
In addition, for the 2015-2016 year, qualification for the
program is being made as the adaptability requirements, which
evaluated the ability of an applicant to adapt to life in Quebec
based on their knowledge of various local topics, are being removed
and the amount of points necessary to pass is being lowered.
October 12th, 2016 - Immigration authorities conducted the 21st round of invitations under Express Entry in 2016 and 44th overall, inviting 1518 applicants for permanent residence with a lowest CRS score of 484.
October 19th, 2016 - Immigration authorities conducted the 22nd round of invitations under Express Entry in 2016 and 45th overall, inviting 1804 applicants for permanent residence, the largest number ever. The lowest CRS score was 475, a decline from the previous draw.
September 21st, 2016 - Immigration authorities conducted the 20th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2016 and 43rd overall, inviting 1288 applicants for permanent residence with a lowest CRS score of 483.
A unique feature of the new Canada express entry immigration system is that candidates can improve their comprehensive ranking score while in the express entry pool, without submitting a new application. We review important strategies.
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