The revised Areas of Training List that are the number of key changes to the Quebec’s immigration system – will come to effect from 2nd August 2018.
The foreign degree like information management, early childhood education, actuarial science, among others is given a new age after the updates to the Quebec’s Areas of Training List.
The Areas of Training is among one of the 10 factors considered under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program’s point grid. It can be worth till 12 points. The Areas of Training List provides the number of points given for secondary and college level vocational degrees, and specific foreign and Quebec University under Quebec’s most popular immigration pathway, QSWP (Quebec Skilled Worker program).
The foreign degrees like Actuarial Science, Early Childhood Education, and Information Management are among the 7 most valuable degrees, which will receive a maximum of 12 points under the updated list.
Updated Areas of Training List Linked to the New EOI System
New Expression of Interest (EOI) System has now replaced the first-come, first-served approach which Quebec has used to manage applications to QSWP. Quebec will now consider the candidates (who want to enter through QSWP) who submitted their Expression of Interest profile to MIDI, the Immigration Ministry.
The new EOI system for QSWP will rank the eligible candidates based on the factors that include the United Stated work-experience. It makes Quebec the only province in Canada to specifically provide points for U.S work experience.
MIDI will select candidates from the EOI bank who will meet the needs of the labour market and will integrate successfully into the economy and society of the province, among all other considerations.
Candidates from EOI bank will be grouped into 2 groups – one for the candidates living in Quebec and meeting specific criteria, or have a job offer in Quebec. The other group include candidates living outside Quebec.
Quebec’s Areas of Training will one of the ranking factors for the candidates applying from outside Quebec.
The Areas of Training points are considered once the candidates will get the invitation to apply for a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ).
In order to get considered for the section, the candidates have to get the minimum passing score of 50 (or 59 if with a spouse or common-law partner) under QSWP points grid.
7 Foreign Degrees which worth 12 points under QSWP points grid are:
Changes to Section A
- Actuarial Science (Bachelor)
- Information Management (Bachelor)
College Level Technical
- Early Childhood Education Techniques (ACS/ Attestation of Collegial Studies)
- Early Childhood Education Techniques (DCS/ Diploma of Collegial Studies)
- Restaurant Management (DCS)
- Visual Orthosis Techniques (DCS)
Secondary Level Vocational
- Agricultural Mechanics (DVS/ Diploma of Vocational Studies)
Changes to Section B
The number of university-level foreign degrees under section B of the updated list has increased from 30 to 46. The additional degrees include a Master’s in Architecture, Bachelor in Applied Mathematics, and Bachelor in Preschool Teacher Training, among others.
The number of College-level Technical foreign degrees under section B of the updated list has increased from 16 to 27. The new degrees include a DCS in Aerospace Engineering Technology, ACS or DCS in Special Care Counselling Techniques, and DCS in Hygiene Techniques, among others.
The number of secondary-level vocational foreign degrees has increased from 4 to 28. The new additions include Boiler Making, DVS in Automated Systems Electromechanics, Carpentry and Maple Syrup Production, among others.
The number of foreign degrees that were appeared previously under section B Areas of training list has been removed or moved to a different section.
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