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Quebec is the only province in Canada with French as its primary language. Annually, Quebec draws in countless skilled immigrants as a result of its very progressive economy, appealing career opportunities, excellent weather conditions and high living standard.
Quebec skilled worker immigration:
This is the application process for skilled workers who want to become permanent residents of Canada and live in Quebec.Quebec has an exceptional agreement on immigration with the Government of Canada. The province has its own separate rules for choosing immigrants.
To immigrate to Canada as a Quebec-selected skilled worker, candidates must apply in the following 2 stages:
1. Apply to the Government of Quebec for a Quebec Selection Certificate. The Province of Quebec will assess candidates, utilizing their own rules.The certificate shows that the Province of Quebec has accepted you as an immigrant.
2. If the Province of Quebec selects candidates and gives them a CSQ, they must apply to (IRCC)Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada for permanent residency.
The applicant needs to be 18 years or above.
• The applicant needs to be proficient in either English or French.
• Applicants must meet the minimum score of 50 (if without a spouse) or 59 (with spouse/common-law companion) under the eligibility point grid.
• Candidates need to show minimum of five years of experience and need to provide sustaining records for the same.
• Candidates should reveal sufficient resources of funds to clear up and also sustain themselves in Quebec.
• QSW candidates, unlike FSW, can declare added factors for training in an occupation that is in high need in the province.
• Candidates must hold a Quebec Selection Certificate from the Government of Quebec.
• Applicants must submit a complete permanent residence application, including police certificate.
There are three major steps to apply:
a) Receive the application package.
b) Submit application fees.
c) Submit application.
How to apply for Quebec skilled worker program:
a) Receive the application package:
Once the Province of Quebec has selected the candidate:
1) Candidate receives the application package, which contains a guide to help you fill out the forms correctly.
2) The candidate needs to fill forms.
3) Once the formsare filled out, the candidate needs to print and sign them.
b) Submit application fees:
In maximum cases, applicant’s fees will include:
• Handling charges for candidate and anyone they include on their application
• The (RPRF) Right of Permanent Residence Fee
• Biometrics fee
• Third-party fees
Every fee is to be paid online.
In maximum cases, applicants must pay a biometrics fee when they submit an application or else they may experience delays. The biometrics fee covers the cost of collecting fingerprints and a digital photo.After applicants pay the biometrics fee with a complete application, government sends them a letter confirming that they need to give their biometrics and where they can go. Applicant must show the letter they received when they give their biometrics.Candidates must give their biometrics in person. Make sure to book an appointment if this service is offered.
Depending on candidates situation, they may need to pay third parties for:
a) Medical exams
b) Police certificate
c) Education credential assessment
c) Submit application:
Candidates must make sure that they do not forget anything. If anything is missing:
• Application won’t be complete
• Government will send it back without processing it
• Applicants will have to fix any errors and resubmit it
Candidates must not send application to any other processing centre or visa office.
After you apply:
After the candidate is selected the following will be carried out:
a) Get fingerprints and picture taken
If the candidate is between 14 or 79 years of age, they need to offer fingerprints as well as an image (biometrics) for every single application for a long-term residence. Also, if they provided biometrics in the past and they’re still valid.
• Candidates should pay the biometrics cost when they submit their application. Or else they might experience delays.
• Get this done as quickly as you get the letter from the government that informs you to give biometrics.
• You have one month to do this from the day in the letter.
b) processing candidates application.
Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, Canada (IRCC) will certainly inspect your application
a) Make sure you filled out your application forms correctly as signed them.
b) You have to pay your handling fee.
c) Include all necessary documents.
If candidates forget something, their application will not be processed and returned.
c) Processing times.
This processing time applies only to IRCC processing your application. It does not include the time it takes for the province of Quebec to process the Quebec Selection Certificate.
Avoid delays by updating information. Important changes to your application, such as:
• change in address, telephone number, email address or other contact information
• births and deaths in your family
• marriage or divorce
D) Causes of processing obstruction
Your application will be delayed if:
there are criminal or security problems.
police need to do multiple background checks.
Applicant’s family situation isn’t clear, such as:
o a divorce or an adoption that isn’t yet completed
o child custody issues that haven’t been resolved
Applicants need to submit more documents or have an interview.
e) Medical exams
Candidates must have a medical exam before they come to Canada. Their family members must also have a medical exam, even if they’re not coming along with you.
Application will not be accepted if applicant’s health:
• is a danger to Canada’s public health or safety
• would cause too much demand on health or social services in Canada
f) Police certificates
• If candidates have a criminal record, they may not be allowed to enter Canada. Also, people who pose a risk to Canada’s security are not allowed to come to Canada.
• To immigrate to Canada, candidates and their family members 18 years of age or older must provide additional police certification if asked to do so during the processing application for permanent residency.
g) Verifying information
If applicants are not truthful in application for permanent residency the government may:
• refuse their application
• find the candidate inadmissible
• bar the candidate from applying to come to Canada for any reason for 5 years
h) Decision on your application:
Government makes the decision on your application, based on:
• whether the candidate is eligible for the program
• whether the candidateshave the funds to support themselves and their family when they arrive in Canada
• the results of medical exam
• the information obtained from police certification.
i) If your application is approved:
If government approves the application, candidates will get notify via mail:
• Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR)
• Permanent resident visa (if candidate is from a country that requires a visa)
COPR will have candidate’s photograph and information about who they are.
COPR cannot be extended. Candidates should use it before it expires.
Document required for Quebec migration:
If candidates receive the Certificate from Quebec then they will need to submit the following documents for the Quebec migration:
• All Educational Certificates, together with Mark sheets of self & spouse (10th onwards).
• Job Experience Letters, consisting of Appointment Letter, Promotion Letter, Experience Letter, and Income Certificate/slips/statement & Reference Letter– Notary Attested spouse.
• Ticket copy of self & spouse and also each dependent youngster (very first & last web page).
• A copy of marital relationship certification.
• Proof of funds– a setting of Conserving, FD, PF PPF.
• Proof of French effectiveness.
• IELTS– General just for self.