Understanding Quebec Immigration Points System

Applicants for Quebec immigration must meet minimum number of points to qualify for application of Canadian permanent resident visa. The points system is based on several factors such as education, age and work experience. A single applicant must score at least 49 points based on the criteria below. An applicant with a spouse or common-law partner must score at least 57 points.

Submission for 2015/2016 application cycle will come in two periods: postal applications from November 4 to December 15, 2015 and online applications from January 18 to March 31, 2016. Those who are successful in their applications under the Quebec Immigration selection system are issued a Quebec Selection Certificate, which entitles them to apply for permanent residence status.

According to CanadaVisa.com, factors counted for Quebec immigration are as follows:

Education Up to 14 points (Cutoff Score = 2 points)
Area of Training Up to 16 points
Validated Employment Offer Up to 10 points
Work Experience Up to 8 points
Age Up to 16 points
Language Proficiency Up to 22 points
Stay and Family in Quebec Up to 8 points
Spouse/Common-law partner Characteristics Up to 17 points
Children Up to 8 points
Financial Self-Sufficiency 1 point
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