Quebec is a french dominating province in Canada which has its own immigration stream.  

1.What is the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP)?

The program is for international skilled workers for immigration to Quebec. Based on their Expression of Interest profile based on age, education, work experience, proficiency in French, eligible candidates are invited for settling in Quebec. 


2.What is Arrima Portal?

Arrima portal is a recently designed online system for foreign nationals to immigrate to Quebec under the QSWP. The portal is open to anyone above 18 years of age and interested in submitting their Expression of Interest profile to apply under the QSWP. 


3.What is a Quebec Selection Certification?

Since Quebec immigration is different from federal immigration programs, a separate eligibility certificate known as Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) is issued to eligible candidates for immigration to Quebec. A CSQ is not a permanent residence visa and the candidate can use it.  


4.What are the eligibility criteria for the QSWP?

A candidate willing to apply under the QSWP operates on a points-based system. A single applicant must obtain a threshold 50 points, while applicants including their spouse or common-law partner on their application must obtain 59 points. 

Such points are granted for education, work experience, language proficiency, family situation, and other criteria. 


5.Can an applicant receive a CSQ, even without speaking French?

Yes. Since the Quebec immigration is based on a points-based assessment, a candidate may still be receive an applicant receive a CSQ even without speaking French. To find your eligibility, contact us today. 


6.Does an applicant’s spouse have to be included on the application?

Not required. An applicant who is married can also submit an application as a single applicant. However, if the principal applicant intends to include children on his or her application, parental permission is required from the non-accompanying spouse.

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