Quebec Selected Skilled Worker & Professionals
Known as ' La Belle Province' (or 'The Beautiful Province'), Quebec is largely French speaking and home to the two vibrant cities of Montreal and Quebec City, both of which are major tourist attractions in themselves. Quebec functions effectively in the knowledge economy: information and communication technologies, aerospace, biotechnology, and health industries being prominent examples of the province's thriving sectors.
The Quebec government and the Government of Canada have an agreement that allows Quebec to select immigrants who best meet its immigration needs. Under the Canada-Quebec Accord on Immigration, Quebec is able to establish its own immigration requirements and select immigrants who will adapt well to living in Quebec.
Quebec accepts skilled workers under the following three categories:
• Assured Job;
• Occupations in Demand; and
• Employability and Occupational Mobility Program.
Quebec-selected skilled workers must apply in two stages.
You must first apply to the Quebec government for a certificate of selection (Certificat de sélection du Québec). This is the official document that shows that the Government of Quebec has accepted you to that province. After you have been selected by Quebec, you have to make a separate application to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for permanent residence.
This is the second and final stage. Here, you will have to pass a medical examination, security and criminal checks.CIC conducts these checks for all immigrants, wherever they intend to move in Canada.Quebec-selected skilled workers are not assessed on the six selection factors of the Federal Skilled Workers Program.