Did you Know? 

Quebec has has its own rules for choosing immigrants to live in the Province and evaluates applicants for “adaptability”.

To apply as a Quebec Skilled Worker, you must:

  • first apply for a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ) to the Quebec Government
  • then apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to become a permanent resident of Canada

Determining Eligibility

Factors that determine your eligibility as a Quebec Skilled Worker include:

  • level of education and area of training
  • work experience – do you have the skills required for the Quebec market?
  • age
  • knowledge of French and English
  • duration of stay in  Quebec
  • whether you have an employment offer
  • number of children under 22 who will be accompanying you
  • similar considerations for accompanying spouse or common-law spouse


Quebec assesses applications on adaptability, as the term indicates it will judge how well a person will be able to acclimatize themselves to Quebec society and adapt to life there.  The key areas assessed under adaptability are:

  • Knowledge of Quebec’s history, geography, culture, laws as well as Quebec’s values and society.
  • Knowledge of the Quebec job market,  cost of living.
  • Knowledge of French and English with more emphasis on French.