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Quebec Skilled Workers – Selection Factors Grid

Selection under the Quebec skilled Worker Program is made based on several factors. A successful candidate must score enough points to pass both thresholds imposed by the Quebec government. 

Factors Marking scheme Max Pts
1. Education Cut-off score =2 1. Education Max 26
1.1 Level of Education Max 14
a) general high school 2
b) professional high school 6
c) general college – CEGEP (2 years) 4
d) technical college – 1 year 6
e) technical college – 2 years 6
g) technical college – 3 years 8
i) University – 1st cycle – 1 year 4
j) University – 1st cycle – 2 years 6
k) University – 1st cycle – 3 years + 10
l) University – 2nd cycle -1 year + 12
m) University – 3rdcycle 14
1.2 Area of training Max 12
a) Section A – part I or II 12
b) Section B – part I or II 9
c) Section C – part I or II 6
d) Section D – part II 2
e) Section E – part I 0
2. Experience 2. Professional Experience Max 8
a) 6 to 23 months 4
b) 24 to 47 months 6
c) 48 months + 8
3. Age 3. Age Max 16
18 to 35 years old 16
36 years old 14
37 years old 12
38 years old 10
39 years old 8
40 years old 6
41 years old 4
42 years old 2
43+ years old 0
4. Languages 4. Languages Max. 22
4.1 French Max 16
a) Listening (Compréhension orale) 7
b) Speaking (Expression orale) 7
b) Reading (Compréhension écrite) 1
b) Writing (Expression écrite) 1
4.2 English Max 6
a) Listening 2
b) Speaking 2
b) Reading 1
b) Writing 1
5. Stay in Quebec and Family in Quebec 5.1 Stay in Quebec                                                            Max 5
a) Study + diploma DEP/AEC 900 h +work experience 6 months in area of training 5
b) Study + diploma DEC/university undergraduate and graduate degrees 5
c) Work permit 1 year + work experience 6 months 5
d) Other stay 3 months + 2
e) Other stay 2 weeks to 3 months 1
5.2 Family in Quebec                                                           Max 3
a) Father/mother/sibling/children/spouse 3
b) Grand-parents 3
6. Spouse’s Characteristics 6.1 Education Max 8
6.1.1 Level of Education                                                          Max 4
a) general high school 1
b) professional high school 2
c) general college – CEGEP (2 years) 1
d) technical college – 1 year 2
e) technical college – 2 years 3
f) University – 1st cycle – 1 year 1
g) University – 1st cycle – 2 years 2
h) University – 1st cycle – 3 years + 3
i) University – 2nd cycle -1 year + 4
j) University – 3rd cycle 4
6.1.2 Area of training Max 4
a) Section A – part I or II 4
b) Section B – part I or II 3
c) Section C – part I or II 2
d) Section D – part II 1
e) Section E – part I 0
6.2 Age Max 3
18 to 35 years old 3
36 to 39 years old 2
40 to 42 years old 1
43+ years old 0
6.3 French                                                                         Max 6
Listening 3
Speaking 3
7. Job Offer 7. Job Offer Max 14
a) Validated job offer in GMR 8
a) Validated job offer outside GMR 14
Gaspésie 10  
Bas-St-LaurentCôte Nord

Laurentides

Mauricie

Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

12  
Abitibi-TémiscamingueCentre-de-Québec

Estrie

Lanaudière

Outaouais

13  
Capital-NationaleChaudière-Appalaches

Montérégie

14  
Eliminatory threshold for employability:

  • 43 pts – applicant without a spouse
  • 52 pts – applicant with a spouse
8. Children 8. Children Max 8
12 years old and less – per child 4
13 to 21 years old – per child 2
9. Financial Self-Sufficiency 9. Financial Self-Sufficiency Max 1
Contractual subscription 1
Accepted score to pass to the initial screening step:

  • 50 pts – applicant without a spouse
  • 59 pts – applicant with a spouse

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