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Regular Skilled Worker Program (RSWP) Point System

Le système de pointage pour le programme des travailleurs qualifiés (PRTQ) 1

As part of a series of podcasts on working in Quebec sponsored by the Fédération des chambres de commerces du Québec (FCCQ) on 98.5 Montréal, Ho Sung Kim, General Manager and Lawyer, Immigration Law, with AURAY Sourcing Immigration explains the Regular Skilled Worker Program (RSWP).

In the podcast titled La préparation, immigrants talk about their immigration process and why they chose a Quebec region rather than Montréal to live and work.

Ho Sung Kim clarified the Regular Skilled Worker Program (RSWP) point system: “Points are awarded based on certain criteria such as education, training, age and family situation, among others.”

“Getting permanent residency is one thing, but living in the host country and finding a job is another. It is important to have a job, but the most important thing is integration. It is vital for foreign workers to feel comfortable in their new country and be socially integrated. Otherwise, they will not want to stay permanently. Retention is therefore a real challenge for employers in the regions,” he said.

He added, “There are points associated with family members: if you are married, if you have children. Finally, there are points for validated job offers. There is a minimum number of total points to achieve in order to obtain the province’s authorization.”

 

To listen the podcast in french only, click here.

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