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Quebec General Skilled Worker Program

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Overview

Quebec Immigration - Skilled Worker Program

Quebec Immigration is one of the specialized genres of services that ABHINAV offers. The province of Quebec in Canada offers an immigrant visa separate from the programs offered by Federal Canada. The Quebec Skilled Worker Program is an option for those who intend to permanently settle down in Quebec. This program is managed by the Quebec provincial authorities.

If you are an IT professional, this program is an excellent opportunity for those intending to immigrate to Canada. Since, the new List of 29 Occupations brought out by Federal Canada does not feature this profession; Quebec is definitely a scorer in this regard. However, there are other niche areas for employment as well.

When it comes to Quebec immigration, an immigrant has unrestricted access to the local job market. More so, an immigrant under this program does not need to have an additional work permit in order to be employed in this province. At the same time, he can always seek employment post landing. This means than an applicant need not have a job offer in prior neither does he require a sponsoring employer in order to immigrate to Quebec.

As a province, Quebec is host to some of the world leaders when it comes to niche industries. With this, its largest city - Montreal is considered as one of the good cities in the world. This city is caters to some of the important industries in Quebec and offers numerous employment opportunities.          Free Assesment

We, at ABHINAV offer a Free Assessment of your credentials to see whether or not you qualify for this program. Based on the assessment, we further guide our clients accordingly. Incase, we do not find your profile appropriate for Quebec immigration; our experts are always ready to alternatives for immigration to other destinations.

Contact us to know more or write to us at ajay@abhinav.com to get further details.
 

Eligibility Criteria

The qualifying criteria for Quebec Skilled Worker program are completely different from that of Federal Canada program for skilled professionals. This criterion has been devised by the provincial authorities of Quebec as per the immigration requirements of the province and under the Canada-Quebec Accord on Immigration. When it comes to selecting its set of prospective applicants, Quebec especially looks into the aspect of adaptability for its future migrants. Based on this aspect, the eligibility requirements have been brought about which has to be satisfied by each applicant applying for Quebec Selection Certificate under the Skilled Workers Program. The application process is demanding and requires a high level of preparedness by the applicant. The eligibility criteria include the following:
  • Intention to live and work in Quebec: All applicants applying for this program must intend to live and work in Quebec. With this, they should also be able to demonstrate that they have the skills and ability to contribute to the provincial economy.
     
  • Educational Qualifications: All applicants have to be academically qualified which could cater to the economy of Quebec. So, a minimum of a diploma has to be possessed by the prospective immigration. This diploma should be equivalent to either a Diploma of Secondary School or a Diploma of Vocational Studies or degree under the Education System of Quebec. Assessment experts at ABHINAV will check the equivalency levels of your current qualifications with the Quebec Education System. They will advise whether or not you can claim points under the criterion against your earned qualifications.          Free Assesment
     
  • Training Factor: Applicants can earn points if their earned qualifications fall under the designated and applicable list of foreign earned qualifications. Where qualifications are unrelated, one can claim credit if such an unrelated qualification is earned in the five year period preceding the filing of the application. Assessment experts at ABHINAV will assist you in determining whether or not you can claim credit under the training factor. Remember that one may still qualify under the program though he may not be gaining any training factor credit.
     
  • Professional Experience: Applicants can claim points for maximum of four years of experience.
     
  • French Language Skills: Quebec Skilled Migrant program is the only one its kind where credits are given for oral and understanding aspects of French and English language. There are many misconceptions regarding French in Quebec Applicants need not worry about reading and writing aspects of French language as they carry no special point credits. Applicants at initial stage of learning or even with low skill level can also apply. Assessment experts at ABHINAV, through years of experience in managing applications under Quebec Skilled Migrant program, will advise you about precise levels of French language that you or your family need to achieve in order to get a successful decision. Many of you on account of varying factor may be able to get selected under the program against very low French language skills.
     
  • Financial Security: The applicant must have sufficient funds to support self and dependents during the initials days of landing in Quebec. The funds requirements for Quebec skilled program are very low.

Other factors include age, a validated employment offer, number and age of dependent children, qualifications of the spouse and so on. If you are confused whether or not to apply, our experts are here to guide at all levels. Send the following details now to ajay@abhinav.com and get Free of Charge Assessment from experts with years of experience in managing applications under the Quebec skilled worker program:

  • Your updated resume
  • If married, also resume of your spouse with clear mention of her age and qualifications
  • If applicable, information on children and their age
  • Have you at any time during qualification or work, learned French language?

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Application Process

There is a specific procedure in order to apply for the Quebec Skilled Migrant program. The first step in this process is the filling and filing of this application at the Quebec Immigration Visa Post. Take note that all the incomplete applications are rejected. Relevant mandatory documents have to be provided with the application for it to be processed further. Based on the credentials and documents provided by you, it would be decided by the visa officer, whether or not you qualify for the next stage.

A personal interview is an important part of the selection procedure. This interview is conducted for the visa officer to assess you as a potential migrant. He evaluates the level of adaptability along with the necessary skills that could prove you to be a successful migrant in Quebec. Your oral skills in French would also be evaluated completely. However, those proficient in French along with meeting the other selecting factors might be exempted from this personal interview. Immigration experts with years of experience in managing applications under the Quebec skilled worker category will brief you on interview process and related queries. We have experts who can guide you with the kind of questions that are asked and so on.          Free Assesment

This interview is conducted at the place where you have filed your application. Also, the Government of Quebec may send their delegation of visa officers to specific nations for these interviews to be conducted. In case of applicants from Asia, Hong Kong is the designated visa post. So, if an Asian applicant qualifies for an interview, he would have to fly to Hong Kong at his own expense. However, if the interview is scheduled to take place in the nation where the applicant is residing, it would usually be conducted at the Canadian Consulate of that particular nation. In recent past, interviews for Quebec skilled migrant program have been conducted at nearest Canadian High Commission rather than at Hong Kong.

All the successful applicants and their accompanying family members (post interview or those exempted) would be issued a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) or the Cértificat du Sélection du Québec. Here, one has to be aware that this certificate is not the Permanent Visa.

Your application is then filed at the federal level along with the above CSQ. This is done for the medical and security checks to be conducted. Further instructions would be given as to how to go about the process. For security checks, you would be expected to present documents which prove your identity as well as civil status. A police clearance certificate should also be accompanied with these documents. In case of medical clearances, a medical examination by a physician is required. This physician should have been approved by Citizen and Immigration Canada.

The Permanent Resident Visa would be issued to you after it is approved by the federal authorities. The stamping of your visa on travel documents as well as on your landing papers would be done by the federal authorities.

To get more details on the program and overall application processing delays that may be applicable to your application, please send following details to ajay@abhinav.com immediately:

  • Your updated resume
  • If married, resume of your spouse specifying her age and qualifications
  • If applicable, information on children and their age
  • Have you at any time during qualification or work, learned French language?

Quebec Skilled Workers Immigration, French Language Tests Requirements

French is the most widely spoken language in the province of Quebec. Knowledge of French is critical when it comes to filing an application for immigration to Canada under Quebec Skilled Worker Program. This is altogether a different issue that myths and misconceptions surrounding this criterion exist in plenty, with the most common being the growing perception that those who do not know the French language are ineligible to apply. This is incorrect as knowledge of French language is just one of the many skills sought by the Quebec Immigration authorities. This includes education; number of years of experience, occupation is which experience is earned, language factor, application spousal credentials, and number of children, financial capability, and visa officers’ assessment on personal suitability, among many others. If one meets the pass-mark and selection criteria without consideration of the language factor points, then a successful application can still be filed – even if the applicant does not know or learn French.   Free Assesment

However, meeting requirements without consideration of language points in a highly unlikely scenario in almost most cases and for such applicants it will become a requirement that they appear in French and English language tests and provide the scores in both the language along with the application form. This implies that an applicant should learn French language, appear in French language test, also appear in IELTS test and THEN file the application under the Quebec skilled worker program. Those who are unwilling to learn the French language or those who lack the aptitude or the time to learn the same should not file an application under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program. As simple as that! No rocket science! Lack of knowledge of French language by the time interview is scheduled will mean clear refusal.

Quebec skilled worker program is an excellent option for applicants who are not interested in any other immigration destination except Canada and are not qualified to make an application under Canada Federal or Canada Provincial Nominee programs or other immigration destinations for various reasons. When not qualified for ANY destination but still interested in Migrating to a developed country like Canada, then why not Quebec program? Quebec is a great province to make your home. Also remember that in the process one also learns a widely accepted international language and will be a credit on ones’ resume. Post landing in Canada, it will also improve the employment prospects for those who take the initiative to learn the language as both French and English are official languages in Canada. So for investing a few months in learning French language, one can hope get permanent resident visa within 24-36 months.

Do remember, however, that French being the most widely spoken language in Quebec does not mean or imply that the local residents of Quebec do not speak English. The City of Montreal is just one of the many shining examples of the cosmopolitan cities in Quebec and Canada. The point based eligibility criteria is definitely an important part for an application to be processed further under the program, and it has a wide range of components.

Find more! Contact Us! ABHINAV is your best guide for Quebec Skilled Worker Program. We are in this business since long!
 
Please send the following information to ajay@abhinav.com to get a completely free of charge assessment.

  • Your updated resume   Free Assesment
  • If married, also resume of your spouse with clear mention of her age and qualifications
  • If applicable, information on children and their age
  • Have you at any time during qualification or work, learned French language?

Employment Opportunities

We understand your need to be financially secure when you immigrate to a new destination. For this, employment would be your first priority when you immigrate. Quebec is the largest province in Canada which is thriving with professional opportunities. According to a latest release from the Labor Force Survey, this August, the employment increased by another 36,000. This clearly projects the further downfall in the rate of unemployment making the province with the lowest unemployment rate in Canada.

When it comes to immigrating to Quebec, you do not have to worry about qualifying under any specific occupation lists as it is with Federal Canada where in one has to qualify under the List of 29 Occupations. The eligibility criteria and application process for Quebec immigration are completely different from that of Federal Canada.

When it comes to the economy of Quebec, it is highly diversified catering to numerous opportunities for its immigrants and residents. For your convenience, we have enlisted of some of the most productive industries in the province. These include the following:

  • Aerospace Industry
  • Information Technology
  • Finance
  • Health Industry
  • Biotechnology
  • Tourism
  • Transportation
  • Agriculture
  • Optics and Photonics
  • Hydroelectricity
  • Mining

The list does not end here. When it comes to these industries in Quebec, they are one of the best in the world or leaders in Canada itself. These industries employ millions of people which include many immigrants.

In order to live and work in Quebec, a foreign migrant has to apply for immigration under the Quebec Skilled Worker program.It has to be remembered that this program is different from that of the Skilled Migrant program offered by Federal Canada.          Free Assesment

Abhinav has a separate team for consultants who deal with Quebec immigration. With years of experience and specifically trained in this genre, we offer the best of services to ensure that your endeavor is a success.

To get more details on the program and overall application processing that may be applicable to your application, please send following details to ajay@abhinav.com immediately:

  • Your updated resume
  • If married, also resume of your spouse with clear mention of her age and qualifications
  • If applicable, information on children and their age
  • Have you at any time during qualification or work, learned French language?

Contact us to get information on employers as well as a list of industries and economy sectors functioning in Quebec.

If you are hiring the services of a paid consultant for Immigration to Quebec, then such an immigration consultant must be an authorized representative. He must have been authorized by the Quebec Government. The Government of Quebec and related Quebec Immigration office will not deal with non-authorized representatives who are paid a consulting fee for their service.