Quebec Skilled Immigration

Quebec’s immigration plan for 2023 aims to welcome up to 52,500 new permanent residents to the province through various immigration programs. 

Under the Cullen/Couture Agreement in 1978, the Federal Government recognized the distinct identity of Quebec by giving Quebec a say in the selection of immigrants and allowed it to define its own selection criteria.


Immigration to Quebec is a two-step process in which an applicant first applies for a certificat de selection du Quebec (CSQ), a document that allows the holder to immigrate to Quebec.

Once the applicant obtains a CSQ, the applicant must then submit an application to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for federal approval before the Canadian Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa can be issued.

Quebec Experience Class

(Programme de l’experience Quebecoise, PEQ)



– Have obtained a degree or diploma from an educational institution recognized by the Quebec Ministry of Education within the past 36 months

– Have studied in Quebec for at least 1,800 hours (two years)

– Have successfully completed an advanced intermediate level French course at a Quebec educational institution, if his or her studies were not completed in French



– Have 12 months of work experience in Quebec in a skilled, managerial, or professional occupation in the 24 months prior to submission of the application

– Must be employed and show legal status in Quebec at the time of the application

– Have successfully completed an advanced intermediate level French course at a Quebec educational institution, if his or her studies were not completed in French


This program is for those who are interested to migrate to Quebec as permanent residents

This program assesses your socio-occupational characteristics based on ten factors and also takes into account the characteristics of your spouse or de facto spouse included in your application.

– Education – Quebec has divided all courses into 5 areas based on the province’s economic needs.

– Work Experience

– Age

– Knowledge of French and English

– Stay in Quebec and family relationship in Quebec

– Valid employment offer

– Characteristics regarding accompanying spouse

– Number of children under the age of 22 who will be accompanying you

– Capacity of financial self-sufficiency

To qualify, a solo applicant must score at least 50 points while those applicants with a spouse or a common-law partner must score at least 59 points.