Basically, the Quebec immigration selection system for Quebec Skilled Workers program (QSWP) was established to identify immigration candidates who have the potential to become economically established in the province.

Foreign Skilled Workers who intend to reside in the province of Quebec are assessed under the Quebec skilled workers program or through the federal express entry to settle in Quebec.

The QSWP application processing time is based on the latest updates available from theImmigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) office.

These processing time only applies to the federal part of the Quebec Skilled Worker Program processing (at the visa office) once the complete application for PR has been received. It doesn’t include the time it takes for the province of Quebec to assess and process the Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ).

Processing time for the province of Quebec to process the application for a CSQ

Following a number of changes to the Quebec Skilled Worker program, the Quebec immigration offices have announced that the applications submitted beginning from September 2018 will be processed within approximately 12 months.

Processing time for the federal government to process the PR visa application after the CSQ is received.

The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has a new method of processing immigration applications meaning processing times are no longer a country or visa office-specific.

Instead, applications can be processed by any of the immigration offices in Canada’s global network.

Therefore, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) publish one global processing time, depending on when the application was submitted:

For applications that have already been received, processing times are calculated based on how long it took to process 80 percent of applications in the past:

Current processing times for Quebec Skilled Workers program: 17 months

For some applications that are yet to be submitted, processing times are projected based on the number of applications waiting to be processed and how fast they expect to process them.

Processing times sometimes vary on many factors: the number of applications collected, if the application is complete, if biometrics are required, how easily your information can be checked, etc.

If your application (i,e Quebec skilled worker application processing time) has been longer than the time indicated above since you applied, you should contact IRCC.

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