Quebec Immigration — Skilled Worker Program Selection Factors

FACTORS Criteria Points
Factor 1: Training Maximum 26 points 
Education Level 

Maximum = 14 points

Cut-off score = 2 points

secondary school general
diploma
2
secondary school vocational
diploma
6
postsecondary school general
diploma attesting
2 years of full-
time studies
4
postsecondary school technical
diploma attesting to 1 year of
full-time studies
6
postsecondary school technical
diploma attesting to 2 years of
full-time studies
6
secondary school vocational
diploma or postsecondary
school technical diploma
attesting to 1 or 2 years of full-
time studies in training
contemplated in section A or B
of area I or II of criterion 1.2
0
postsecondary school technical
diploma attesting to 3 years of
full-time studies
8
postsecondary school technical
diploma attesting to 3 years of
full-time studies in training
contemplated in section A or B
of area I or II of criterion 1.2
0
undergraduate university
degree attesting to 1 year of
full-time studies
4
undergraduate university
degree attesting to 2 years of
full-time studies
6
undergraduate diploma
attesting to 3 or more years of
full-time studies
10
master’s degree attesting to 1
or more years of full-time
studies
12
doctorate
14
Areas of training

Maximum = 12 points

Section A of areas
12
Section B of areas 9
Section C of areas 6
Section D of areas 2
Section E, F, G of areas 0
Factor 2: Work experience  Maximum 8 points
Professional experience of skilled worker
48 months or over
8
36 to 47 months 6
24 to 35 months 6
12 to 23 months 4
6 to 11 months 4
Less than 6 months
0
Factor 3: Age Maximum 16 points
18 to 35 years of age 16
36 years of age 14
37 years of age 12
38 years of age 10
39 years of age 8
40 years of age
6
42 years of age 2
43 years and older 0
Factor 4: Language proficiency Maximum 16 points
French

Maximum = 16 points

Oral comprehension 0, 5, 6 or 7
Oral expression 0, 5, 6 or 7
Written comprehension 0 or 1
Written expression 0 or 1
English

Maximum = 6 points

Oral comprehension 0, 1 or 2
Oral expression 0, 1 or 2
Written comprehension 0 or 1
Written expression 0 or 1
Factor 5: Stay and Family in Quebec  Maximum 8 points 
Stay in Quebec

Maximum = 5 points

to study for 1 regular full-time
semester if study is the main
activity
0
to study for at least 2 regular
full-time semesters if study is
the main activity
0
for studies leading to a
vocational training diploma
(DEP) or an attestation of
college studies (AEC) attesting
to a total of 900 to less than
1,800 hours, combined with
full-time work experience in
Québec, related to the field of
training, for a period of at least
6 months followin
g the program
of studies
5
for studies leading to a
vocational training diploma
(DEP) or an attestation of
college studies (AEC) attesting
to a total of 900 to less than
1,800 hours, combined with
full-time work experience in
Québec, related to the field of
training, for a period of at least
6 months following the program
of studies
5
to work, with a work permit of at
least 1 year and full-time work
experience of 6 months
5
to work for at least 3 months if
work is the main activity
0
to work for at least 6 months if
work is the main activity
0
in the context of a youth
exchange program to which an
international agreement
entered into by Québec or
Canada, if work is the main
activity for at least 3 months
0
in the context of a youth
exchange program to which an
international agreement
entered into by Québec or
Canada, if work is the main
activity for at least 6 months
0
for business for at least 1 week
0
Other stay

for a duration
equivalent to at least 2 weeks
1
Other stay for a duration
equivalent to at least 3 months
2
Family in Quebec

Maximum= 3 points

Common-law partner/son or daughter, father or mother, brother or sister/grandfather or grandmother 3
Factor 6: Spouse/common-law partner characteristics  Maximum 17 points
Education level

Maximum = 4 points

secondary school general
diploma
1
secondary school vocational
diploma
2
postsecondary school general
diploma attesting to 2 years of
full-time studies
1
postsecondary school technical
diploma attesting to 1 year of
full-time studies
2
postsecondary school technical
diploma attesting to 2 years of
full-time studies
2
postsecondary school technical
diploma attesting to 3 years of
full-time studies
3
undergraduate university
degree attesting to 1 year of
full-time studies
1
undergraduate university
degree attesting to 2 years of
full-time studies
2
undergraduate university
degree attesting to 3 years of
full-time studies
3
master’s degree attesting to 1
year or more of full-time
studies
4
doctorate
4
Areas of training
Maximum = 4 points
Section A of areas
4
Section B of areas
3
Section C of areas
2
Section D of areas
1
Section E, F, G of areas
0
Age
Maximum = 3 points
18 to 35 years of age
3
36 – 39 years of age
2
40 – 72 years of age 1
43 years and older 0
French language proficiency Oral comprehension or expression 0, 2 or 3
Factor 7: Valid job offer Maximum 14 points
Validated employment offer in
the metropolitan area of
Montréal
8
Validated employment offer outside the metropolitan area of Montréal in one of the following administrative regions:
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
Factor 8: Presence of accompanying children Maximum 8 points
for each dependant 12 years of age or
younger
4
for each dependant 13 to 21 years of
age
2
Factor 9: Financial self-sufficiency                                                                           Cut-off score = 1 Maximum 1 point
Employability  Applicable factors CUT-OFF SCORE  Maximum
Applicant without
spouse or common-law partner
Total of factors 1 to 7, except 6 43 points 94 points
Applicant with spouse
or common-law partner
Total of factors 1 to 7 52 points 111 points
Selection
Applicable factors PASSING SCORE Maximum
Applicant without
spouse or common-law partner
All, except 6 50 points 103 points
Applicant with
spouse or common-law partner
All 59 points 120 points