On January 18, 2016, the Quebec government will begin accepting
2800 online applications under its skilled worker program. The QSWP
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.
The Areas of Training list features a wide range of studies
awarding points to applicants and a spouse or de facto spouse for
diplomas acquired outside Quebec or obtained in Quebec or
recognized as Quebec equivalent.
The Quebec Skilled Worker program aims to select candidates with
the highest probability of successful economic settlement
potential. Foreign nationals wishing to settle permanently in
Quebec must undergo a two-step immigration process.
They must be selected by the Ministère of immigration,
diversity and inclusion (MIDI), Quebec's immigration authority.
Selected applicants will receive a Quebec Certificat de
An approved CSQ holder must file an application with Canadian
federal immigration authorities. The federal government's role
in evaluating a Quebec application for permanent residence is
mainly limited to issues of health and criminality.
Interested employers: Kindly contact us
here to receive further information. Interested candidates: Find out whether you
qualify to Canada by completing our
free on-line evaluation. We will provide you with our
evaluation within 1-2 business days.
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Attorney Colin Singer and needs no disclaimer
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