The Quebec Skilled Worker Program:
The QSWP exists to attract skilled immigrants who want to work and live in the province of Quebec. The Quebec Skilled Worker Program favors candidates who are young, speak some French, have children, and possess skills that will help them assimilate into the province of Quebec.
Quebecers are proud of their cultural legacy and their role as a founding member of Canada. Because of Quebec's unique location within Canada, Quebec has sole jurisdiction over immigration into its territory.
The Quebec Skilled Worker Program allows candidates with at least six months of work experience to file an application. You must also meet some additional requirements, including a points-based assessment that you must meet or go beyond to file an application.
The Quebec Skilled Worker selection factors are:
- Education and Field of Study
- Work experience
- Language proficiency (adequate knowledge of French and English)
- Visits to Quebec (work, study or visits) and Family in Quebec
- Spouse’s profile (education, work experience and language proficiency)
- Arranged employment in Quebec (valid employment offer)
- Number of Children
- Ability to support yourself (and your dependants) financially
- Adaptability (your knowledge of Quebec and the preparation of your immigration project)
How to apply
Making an application to immigrate to Canada is simple. Follow the steps described below.
There are 8 steps to apply to immigrate to Canada as a Quebec-selected skilled worker:
- Obtain a Quebec Certificate of Selection.
- Obtain and print the correct application kit.
- Complete the application.
- Determine where you must submit your application.
- Obtain the instructions for the visa office where you will submit your application.
- Calculate your fees.
- Check your application.
- Submit your application.
What can I do after getting this visa?
The Quebec Skilled Worker Visa can give you with great flexibility in allowing you to work and live in the province of Quebec. Once you become a landed migrant, you are entitled to live and work as you choose. You are also gratis to travel anywhere in Canada, and to take employment as you see fit. This flexibility makes it the popular choice for newcomers. Once you obtain your Visa, you will benefit from many advantages reserved for permanent residents.
You will have access to Canada's Medicare system (government-funded health care), subsidized education, and unrestricted access to the Canadian employment market, unemployment Insurance benefits, Canada retirement fund Plan Benefits and the option to participate in tax exempt retirement plans such as Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSP).
You will also have the right to apply for full Canadian Citizenship once you satisfy certain residency requirements.
Another extremely important benefit of being a Permanent Resident is the opportunity to sponsor your close family relatives who may want to join you in Canada.
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