Quebec Skilled Worker Program Points Calculator 2021

Quebec has autonomy in its immigration process unlike other provinces in Canada, it has various immigration programs that allow them to select immigrants who can easily adapt to daily life in the province and help in the economic development of the province. For you to live as a permanent resident in Quebec, you can apply through the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP).

What is the Quebec Points Calculator?

To be eligible under the QSWP immigration program, you have to score the minimum points required for Quebec immigration. To calculate your points, you have to answer the questions related to your credentials like language proficiency, work experience, educational qualifications, etc.

Eligibility criteria for Quebec Skilled Worker Program

You have to meet the following minimum requirements to qualify for QSWP as a skilled worker:

  • Must have at least one diploma that meets educational requirements in Quebec.
  • Must have had training and skills in the relevant field.
  • Must demonstrate the intention to work and settle in the province.


Your application is assessed based on the following selection criteria:

  • Education
  • Work experience
  • Valid Job-offer
  • Language ability
  • Financial dependence
  • Other qualifications
  • For more details on QSWP, check our page about Quebec Skilled Worker Program.
What are the minimum points required to move to Quebec?

To be able to apply for permanent residency through QSWP, you have to score the minimum points required in the Quebec Points Calculator. If you are applying as a single applicant, a minimum of 50 points are required. If applying with your spouse or common-law partner, you have to score a minimum of 59 points.

Quebec Points Calculator
Qualification Points
Master’s Degree 12
UG Diploma with 3 or more years of duration 10
UG Diploma with 2 years of duration 6
UG Diploma with 1 year of the duration 4
Post-secondary school technical diploma attesting to 3 years of full-time studies 8
Post-secondary school technical diploma attesting 1-2 years of full-time studies 6
Secondary school Vocational diploma 6
Secondary School diploma 2
Age (In Years) Points
Work Experience
Work Experience (In Months) Points
36 – 47
24 – 35
12 – 23
6 – 11
Language Proficiency
 Low Beginner (A1) High Beginner (A2) Low Intermediate (B1) High Intermediate (B2) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C2)
Valid Employment Offer
Employment Offer Points
Valid Job Offer in the Montreal Metropolitan Area 8
Valid Job Offer outside the Montreal Metropolitan Area 14
Accompanying Children
Age Points
12 years 4
13 – 19 years 2
What is the cost and processing time for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program?

Fees for QSWP is as follows:

  • Primary Candidate  CAD $785
  • Secondary Candidate  CAD $168
  • Dependent Child  CAD $168 (per child)
  • Your application processing time depends primarily on the demand of the local labor market. If you are able to provide the right set of documents, the average application processing time is 17 months.



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