Points Grid for Quebec RSWP

Points Grid for Quebec RSWP

The Points Grid for Quebec RSWP (Regular Skilled Worker Program) helps the province check an applicant’s profile. And can then give invites to people who qualify for permanent selection. As a result, these applicants can apply for PR to IRCC.

 

Points Grid for Quebec RSWP – Factors

Factors Points
Education Maximum 14 points (Cutoff Score = 2 points)
Area Of Training Maximum 12 points
Job Offer Maximum 14 points
Work Experience Maximum 8 points
Age Maximum 16 points
Language Skill Level Maximum 22 points
Stay And Family In Quebec Maximum 8 points
Spouse/Common-law partner Terms Maximum 17 points
Accompanying Children Maximum 8 points
Settlement Funds 1 point

Education

Level of Education Points
Secondary school general diploma 2*
Secondary school vocational diploma 6
General diploma (Postsecondary school) [2 years,  full-time] 4
Technical diploma (Postsecondary school) [1–2 years, full-time] 6
Technical diploma (Postsecondary school) [3 years, full-time] 8
Undergraduate diploma (1 or more years, full-time) 4
Undergraduate diploma (2 or more years, full-time) 6
Diploma (Undergraduate) (3 or more years, full-time) 10
Master’s Degree 12
PhD 14
Maximum 14 points
*Education factor cut-off score for the QSWP.  

Areas of Training

Areas of Training Points
12 points
9 points
6 points
2 points
Section E, F, or G of the areas 0 points
Maximum 12 points

Valid Job Offer

Terms Points
Validated job offer in the metropolitan area of Montreal 8 points
Validated job offer outside the metropolitan area of Montreal Maximum 14 points
a. Abitibi-Témiscamingue 13
b. Bas-Saint-Laurent 12
c. Capitale-Nationale 14
d. Centre-du-Québec 13
e. Chaudière-Appalaches 14
f. Côte-Nord 12
g. Estrie 13
h. Gaspésie 10
i. Lanaudière 13
j. Laurentides 12
k. Mauricie 12
l. Montérégie 14
m. Nord-du-Québec 12
n. Outaouais 13
o. Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean 12
Maximum 14 points

 

Skilled Worker Program Quebec applicants who have a valid permanent job offer can get a Maximum of 10 points. However, this depends on the location of the job.

Valid Job Offer Points Grid:

  • Validated employment offer in the Montreal area – 8 points
  • Validated employment offer outside the Montreal area – 10 points

 

Experience

Experience Points
Less than 6 months 0 points
6 to 11 months 4 points
12 to 23 months 4 points
24 to 35 months 6 points
36 to 47 months 6 points
48 months and over 8 points
Maximum 8 points

 

As per this factor, one can get a maximum of 8 points. However, qualifying work experience must have been gained within 5 years at the time of applying to this program. This can include both paid and unpaid work experience. However such unpaid work experience must be a part of a training or study program.

 

Age

Age Points
18 to 35 years of age 16 points
36 years of age 14 points
37 years of age 12 points
38 years of age 10 points
39 years of age 8 points
40 years of age 6 points
41 years of age 4 points
42 years of age 2 points
43 years of age or older 0 points
Maximum 16 points


Language Skill Level

French Language Skill Level
Skill Low Beginner (A1) High Beginner (A2) Low Intermediate (B1) High Intermediate (B2) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C2)
Listening 0 points 0 points 0 points 5 points 6 points 7 points
Speaking 0 points 0 points 0 points 5 points 6 points 7 points
Reading 0 points 0 points 0 points 1 point 1 point 1 point
Writing 0 points 0 points 0 points 1 point 1 point 1 point
Maximum 16 points

 

List of acceptable language test results

  • Test de connaissance du français (TCF)
  • Test de connaissance du français pour le Québec (TCFQ)
  • Diplôme approfondi de langue française (DALF)
  • Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF)

 

Stay and Family in Quebec – Quebec Connection

As per the points grid for Quebec RSWP, applicants who have been to Quebec or have family connections can get a maximum of 8 points under this factor. So, as per this factor, having family in Quebec gets you a maximum of 3 points. Whereas if you have stayed in the province you will get a maximum of 5 points. But family members who do not live in Quebec but outside it will not count towards getting points under this factor.

So, one can claim points for family members living in areas such as:

  • Montreal
  • Quebec City
  • Gatineau
  • Sherbrooke
  • Trois-Rivieres (Three Rivers)
  • Saguenay
  • Drummondville or
  • any other city, town, village, or area in the Province of Quebec.

 

Terms Points
Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS) or an Attestation of Vocational Specialization (AVS) (900-1800 hours) with a minimum of 6 months or more full-time work experience related to the area of experience in Quebec. 5 points
DVS or AVS (1800 hours or more), a Diploma of College Studies (DCS), or an undergraduate, master’s, or doctoral diploma (from Quebec). 5 points
A minimum of 1 year of work permit with a full-time work experience of a minimum of 6 months in Quebec. 5 points
Stayed in the province for a minimum of 2 weeks but not more than 3 months 1 point
Other stays of more than 3 months 2 points
Maximum 5 points

 

Visiting Quebec

Visiting Quebec (maximum 5 points):
Worked in Quebec for at least 3 months (includes Working Holiday Visa holders) – 5 points

Worked in Quebec for at least 6 months – 5 points

Studied in Quebec for at least 3 months – 5 points

Studied in Quebec for at least 6 months – 5 points

Stayed in Quebec (not for work or school) for more than 2 weeks – 1 point

Stayed in Quebec (not for work or school) for more than 3 months – 2 points

Visited Quebec for less than 2 weeks – 0 points

Nature of Relationship

Nature of Relationship Points
Spouse or common-law partner 3 points
Son or daughter, father or mother, brother or sister 3 points
Grandfather or grandmother 3 points
Uncle or aunt, nephew or niece, cousin 0 points
Maximum 3 points

Spouse Terms

As per this factor of the points grid for Quebec RSWP, one can get a maximum of 17 points. Firstly, the spouse’s education level can get a maximum of 4 points. Secondly, their area of training can get a maximum of 4 points. Also, as per their training area, one can get a maximum of 3 points. Besides, the French language skill level can get a maximum of 6 points. However, the minimum marks required for an applicant with a spouse or common-law partner is higher than someone claiming points as s single applicant.

 

Spouse or Common-law Partner’s Terms:

Education Level:

Education Level Points
Secondary school general diploma 1 point
Secondary school vocational diploma 2 points
School general diploma (Postsecondary – 2 years, full-time) 1 point
Technical diploma (Postsecondary – 1 or 2 years, full-time) 2 points
Technical diploma (Postsecondary – 3 years, full-time) 3 points
Diploma (Undergraduate – 1 year, full-time) 1 point
Diploma (Undergraduate – 2 years, full-time) 2 points
Undergraduate diploma – 3 years, full-time) 3 points
Master’s degree – 1 or more years, full-time 4 points
PhD 4 points
Maximum 4 points

 

Area of Training:

Area of Training Points
A 4 points
3 points
2 points
1 point
Section E, F or G of the areas 0 points
Maximum 4 points

 

Age:

Age Points
18 to 35 years of age 3 points
36 years of age 2 points
37 years of age 2 points
38 years of age 2 points
39 years of age 2 point
40 years of age 1 point
41 years of age 1 point
42 years of age 1 point
43 years of age or older 0
Maximum 3 points

 

French Language Skill Level

French Language Modules Points
Listening 2 – 3 points
Speaking 2 – 3 points
Reading 0 points
Writing 0 points
Maximum  6 points
English Proficiency  0 points

 

Accompanying Children:

Age of Children Points
For each child 12 years of age or younger 4 points
For each child 13 to 21 years of age 2 point
Maximum 8 points

 

Financial self-sufficiency:

As an applicant, if one is able to show proof of financial stability to handle themselves they can get one point under this factor. This comes into consideration if the applicant meets the minimum funds requirement of the points grid for RSWP. As per this, the applicant must have a minimum amount of funds as per the number of family members and their ages.

However, to show the same and claim points under this factor, the applicant must sign the Quebec Immigration Skilled Worker Program financial agreement. Moreover, A score of 1 point in this category is required to be eligible for the Skilled Worker Program.

 

Terms Points
Submit a contract to prove financial self-sufficiency 1 point
Maximum 1 point

 

Settlement Funds Terms
  • 1 adult – CAD $3,016
  • 1 adult & 1 child (<18 years of age) – CAD $4,052
  • 1 adult & 2 children (<18 years of age) – CAD $4,574
  • 1 adult & 3 children (<18 years of age) – CAD $5,096
  • 1 adult & 4+ children (<18 years of age) – Add CAD $522/child
  • 1 adult & 1+ children (18+ years of age) – Add CAD $1,406/child
  • 2 adults – CAD 4,422
  • 2 adults & 1 child (<18 years of age) – CAD $4,954
  • 2 adults & 2 children (<18 years of age) – CAD $5,347
  • 2 adults & 3 children (<18 years of age) – CAD $5,739
  • 2 adults & 4+ children (<18 years of age) – Add CAD $393/child
  • 2 adults & 1+ children (18+ years of age) – Add CAD $1,406/child

 

QSWP Processing Fees:

Applicant Fees
Principal Applicant CAD $ 844
Spouse, de facto spouse CAD $181
Each dependant child CAD $181

 

Quebec Skilled Worker Processing Fees
Quebec Skilled Worker Fees:

  • Main applicant – CAD $773
  • Spouse or common-law partner – CAD $166
  • Dependent children – CAD $166 each