Guide to have Eligible CRS score for Quebec Canada via Skilled Worker Program (QSWP)

Here, you will discover all you need to know about how to immigrate to Quebec Canada, how to use Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) and their CRS Score, the yardstick which they use for accepting new immigrants.

If you want to know what is the eligibility score to work or study in Canada then you should see this post has answers and help you need.
Quebec is a province which has its own rules to select its immigrants, they want immigrants who will adapt well to live there.

Quebec has a different assessing system. The province has a special agreement with Government of Canada on immigration.

Quebec’s Expression of Interest System and the Arrima portal

Quebec’s introduced an Expression of Interest System in 2018 as part of the province’s efforts to streamline the processing of QSWP applications. Under this system, individuals interested in immigrating to the province through the Quebec Skilled Worker Program must first create an Expression of Interest profile using the province’s Arrima portal.


The Arrima portal

Creating an Expression of Interest profile in the online Arrima portal is free and available to anyone 18 years of age or older. The Arrima portal is available year-round and an Expression of Interest profile can be submitted at any time.

If an applicant wants to migrate to Quebec then he/she has to qualify under the different criteria mentioned by the Quebec government. For the work permit visa there are a few rules that need to be followed.

Here, below we have mentioned a few of them:

  • Applicant must first get a Certificat de sélection du Québec (Québec selection certificate or CSQ) before applying for PR.
  • To qualify for CSQ the applicant must score enough points based on different factors such as education, occupation, language skills etc.
  • Unmarried / Single applicant must score at least 50 points (based on the points system) at Quebec immigration processing time.
  • Married/with the spouse or with common-law partner applicant must score at least 59 points (based on the points system). It is mandatory for a Quebec skilled worker to score the minimum points as a qualification for entry in Quebec.


Mentioned below are the selection factors for Quebec express entry system:
Factors and Points
Age — up to 16 points
Education — up to 14 points
Work Experience  — up to 8 points
Language — up to 22 points
Spouse — up to 8 points
Children — up to 8 points
Area of training — up to 12 points

    Note however, this program is not same as Quebec Experience Program (PEQ) which is meant for International graduates with Quebec diploma.