Quebec Immigration

When it comes to immigration, the Canadian province of Quebec has a totally different set of rules and regulations. Quebec is primarily a French-speaking province, with French being the only provincial official language.

Skilled Worker Program, Experience Program, and Business Immigration are some of the ways to obtain permanent residency in Quebec.

Candidates who want to settle in the province of Quebec can apply under the following categories:-

Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSW)

The Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) is an immigration program, enabling foreign nationals who are highly qualified and trained to immigrate as skilled workers to Quebec. The applicants who apply for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program are evaluated according to selection factors for which points are awarded based on education, work experience, knowledge of the language, age, children, family relationship, Characteristics of your accompanying spouse, and financial self-sufficiency.

Quebec Experience Program (PEQ)

The Quebec Experience Program (PEQ) encourages temporary foreign workers working in Quebec to remain permanently in the province, as well as international students who have attended post-secondary programs in Quebec.

PEQ allows applicants to apply for a certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ – Quebec selection certificate). With a CSQ, an applicant may then submit an official application for Canadian permanent residence.

This is a simplified fast-track system segmented into two streams:-

International students

  • Must have stayed for at least half the duration of their study program in Quebec

  • Have obtained a degree or diploma from a program that meets the PEQ requirements

  • The qualifying diploma or degree must be from the past 36 months and from an educational institution recognized by the Ministry of Education of Quebec

  • Prove their ability in French

Foreign Workers

  • Hold a full-time job at the management or professional level at the time of submission of the application

  • Have occupied a full-time job for at least 24 of the 36 months preceding the application

  • Prove the requisite level of ability of French

Business Immigration

Individuals who are interested in investing, starting a new business or buying an existing business can choose from three different categories of business immigration.

Entrepreneur Program

An individual must have a specified net worth, business project, start-up deposit amount and be able to establish or acquire a business in Quebec in order to be eligible under this program.

Investor Program

An individual with business experience who is looking to immigrate to Quebec to make an investment in the province.

Self Employed Program

To qualify under this category, individuals who want to practice their profession or trade-in Quebec as self-employed can apply for immigration.

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