The federal ministry of Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has a program whereby eligible foreign workers with particular skills are allowed to immigrate to Canada. Skilled workers who intend to live and work in Montreal, Quebec City or any other location in the province of Quebec are assessed under a provincial system called the Regular Skilled Worker Program, which is sometimes referred to as the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP).
Applicants who pass this screening are issued with a Quebec Selection Certificate, or Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ). This is provided to the federal immigration authorities along with other relevant documentation. Once the federal government is satisfied that medical and criminal background checks have been successfully completed, the permanent resident visa is issued.
Mon Projet Québec provides a convenient, easy-to-use method for individuals applying for QSWP to complete their application for a CSQ and submit payment of the application fees. By using this system, you will be able to follow the status of your application, make changes as necessary, and read and respond to electronic messages throughout the process.
In order to obtain a CSQ, you must score above a certain threshold on the Quebec Immigration selection scale. Points are awarded based on several factors, including education, the presence of a validated job offer, French language ability, age, work experience and financial self-sufficiency.
Applicants wishing to apply for immigration under QSWP must score a minimum of 50 points if they are single, or 59 points if they have a spouse or conjugal/common-law partner.