Provincial Nomination > Quebec
Skilled Worker/Professional applicants intending to reside in Montreal or another city in the Province of Quebec are selected based upon a different set of criteria than applicants who wish to settle elsewhere in Canada. Successful applicants destined to Quebec are issued a Quebec Certificate of Selection. They must then successfully complete medical and security examinations conducted by the Canadian government in order to be granted a Canadian Immigrant Visa.
Quebec Skilled Workers are not assessed on the six selection factors of the Federal Skilled Workers Program.
The Quebec Government selects applicants based upon factors relating to age, education, work experience, French language ability and ties to Quebec. The selection system is, in theory, designed to indicate the likelihood of succeeding in settling in the Province of Quebec. The Quebec selection process is divided into two stages which may be summarized as follows:
Stage One: Employment Experience
In this first stage, applicants must satisfy ONE of the following three tests:
Under each of the above three tests, applicants must satisfy all of the minimum education and work-related requirements set out in the Canadian National Occupational Classification (NOC) for their occupations. The NOC is a compilation of all occupations and their minimum education requirements; the NOC also describes the specific duties of each occupation.
Applicants who satisfy any ONE of these three tests then proceed to the second stage of the Quebec selection process.
Stage Two: Qualifications
Applicants who succeed in the first stage of selection are then assessed based upon a second series of factors. Each factor is allotted a maximum number of points, and applicants must attain at least 65 points (70 points if they are married) in order to qualify for a Quebec Certificate of Selection.
These stage two factors may be summarized as follows: