Quebec’s current first come, first served application system has been replaced by the new Expression of Interest (EOI) system. The new system will be effective from September 2018 and interested candidates will now have to submit an online profile under the Expression of Interest to the Quebec Immigration Ministry. Invitations will be issued to the highest scoring candidate with a minimum cut off score of 50 points or 59 points with spouse/common law partner and will have a maximum of 90 days to submit their application. The determining eligibility for the application is as follows:
To start with, the candidate should be over 18 years of age and based on various factors like skilled work experience, education, language proficiency, financial sufficiency etc. the profiles will be assessed. After the initial requirements, the candidate is supposed to meet the required cut-off score of 43 points for factors supporting employment, age, education etc. with a validated employment offer. A valid job offer is an additional bonus for the candidate but it is not a requirement to be eligible. An additional factor to the profile will be the spouse’s education, language proficiency, and work experience.