Skilled Worker applicants who intend to reside in Montreal or in another city or region within the province of Quebec may apply to immigrate to Quebec under Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP).
Quebec's Expression of Interest System--Arrima
Under this system, individuals interested in immigrating to the province through the Quebec Skilled Worker Program must first create an Expression of Interest profile using the province's Arrima portal. Creating an Expression of Interest profile in the online Arrima portal is free and available to anyone 18 years of age or older.
Mon Projet Québec
Candidates invited to apply for immigration to Quebec through the QSWP must use the secure Mon projet Québec portal in order to submit an application. Mon projet Québec allows candidates to complete their application for a CSQ, make their payment online, follow the status of their application, make changes to their application, and access personal electronic messaging throughout the process.
Quebec Skilled Worker Program Eligibility
In order to qualify for QSWP, you must score enough points under the Quebec Immigration selection factors described below. A single (unmarried) applicant must score at least 50 points based on this system, while an applicant with a spouse or common-law partner must score at least 59 points.
The Summary grid of factors and criteria used to select skilled workers (PDF, 138 kB) presents the selection factors and criteria.
The processing time for permanent resident’s applications under QSWP is between 15-17 months.