The much anticipated Quebec Skilled Worker Program is now set to open on November 4, 2015.
This means that officials will start accepting postal applications starting November 4, 2015. The government has set the upper cap at 6300 during the 2015-2016 period. The most recent QSWP application cycle in 2014 with an intake of 6,500 applications. This cap was reached within four months and that is when it was closed. It is expected that trend will follow this year too …. may be more so than the 2014 cycle.
The Quebec program features more than 75 eligible occupations and areas of training that will enable applicants to qualify for a Quebec Certificate of Selection (CSQ), without a job offer.
It is interesting to note that ability to communicate in the french language is often not required.
There will be two systems to process the requests.
November 4 – December 15, 2015:
Maximum 3500 applications will be accepted by Post.
January 18 – March 31, 2016:
Maximum 2800 applications will be accepted via the internet.
Quebec is the only program in Canada where skilled worker applicants can predict their chances for admission on the basis of their qualifications. Which is different from other Skilled Worker Programs of provinces and Federal Express Entry Program.
Applicants, who reach a passing score under the Quebec system, receive a CSQ which enables them to qualify for Canadian permanent residence.
Find out more about Quebec Skilled Worker Program.