Breaking News: Quebec Skilled Worker Program for Canadian Immigration to Open November 4

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The (QSWP) will reopen in under a week, with postal applications to be accepted from November 4, 2015. The QSWP is a popular Canadian immigration program, with successful applicants and their families obtaining Canadian permanent resident status.

A maximum of 6,300 applications will be received for this program. The most recent QSWP application cycle opened in 2014 with an intake of 6,500 applications. This cap was reached within four months, and it is expected that demand for the upcoming application cycle will be similarly popular, perhaps even more than 2014 cycle.

The program advantages are:

  • No job offer is required to be selected as a Quebec Skilled worker program

  • There is no competition pool to be selected

  • The applicant does not an invitation to apply

  • First come first serve policy

  • In addition to points for education the applicant can receive points on the area of training

  • There is no more points assigned to receive at the interview

  • There is no obligation to live in Quebec after receiving Permanent residency

Over the past number of months, the government has made slight changes to the QSWP criteria, the ‘adaptability’ factor was removed from the points-based program. Consequently, candidates who may not have been eligible for a previous application cycle of the QSWP may now be eligible to submit an application.

The government of Quebec has announced that the application cycle will be split into two periods. The first, which will run from November 4 to December 15, 2015, will accept up to 3,500 postal applications only. The second, which will run from January 18 to March 31, 2016, will process up to 2,800 applications online.