Quebec Skilled Worker Program Now Open for 3,500 ‘Paper’ Applications
Are you a skilled worker living outside of Canada trying to immigrate to Canada? There’s some good news for you – Quebec’s Skilled Worker Program is now open to 3,500 applicants. Read on to learn more about eligibility criteria and how to apply.
The Quebec Skilled Worker Program
Quebec wants to attract a higher number of immigrants with the skills necessary to keep the province’s economy moving forward.
Its Skilled Worker Program is currently accepting applications, and if you qualify, you could be eligible to immigrate to Canada and live in Quebec.
Are You Eligible for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program
Determining your eligibility for immigrating to Quebec is simple. First, you fill out an online questionnaire that gives the Quebec government information on your educational background and professional experience.
The eligibility questionnaire also asks questions about your language skills. Quebec is looking for people who speak French. It helps if you have strong English language skills, too.
In addition to questions about your professional background and qualifications, Quebec’s immigration services will also ask you about your spouse and his or her professional background. The province’s immigration services also wants to know if you have children or not, and their ages.
The goal of this eligibility questionnaire is to determine whether you and your spouse will be able to support yourselves when you come to Quebec. The results aren’t legally binding – even if you’re eligible, you still might not be allowed to immigrate. However, it’s an encouraging sign, and you should feel free to take the next steps in the process.
The Next Steps
Your next step is to apply for a certificate of selection from Quebec’s Ministry of Immigration. This means that Quebec approves of your application to immigrate to the province.
Once you’ve obtained the certificate of selection, you apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (the Canadian government’s authority in immigration matters) for permanent residency in Canada. You will not be able to immigrate to Quebec without completing this step.
Don’t forget that you will need a medical exam and a certificate from your local police in order to apply for Canadian permanent residency.
Are You Interested in the Quebec Skilled Worker Program
If you’re interested in the Quebec skilled worker program, going it alone might not be such a good idea. The documentation and processes involved in successfully obtaining an Immigration visa are complex and usually require legal expertise. At Visaplace, we have helped thousands of individuals to successfully immigrate to Canada and we can help you too!
About Michael Niren
Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more
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