I-0.2, r. 4 - Regulation respecting the selection of foreign nationals

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SCHEDULE A
(ss. 7, 32, 38 and 40)
SELECTION GRID FOR THE ECONOMIC CLASS
Factors Criteria

1. Training 1.1 Education level

(a) secondary school general diploma
(b) secondary school vocational diploma
(c) postsecondary school general diploma attesting
to 2 years of full-time studies
(d) postsecondary school technical diploma
attesting to 1 year of full-time studies
(e) postsecondary school technical diploma
attesting to 2 years of full-time studies
(f) secondary school vocational diploma, or post-
secondary school technical diploma attesting
to 1 or 2 years of full-time studies, in
training referred to in section A or B of
Part I or II of criterion 1.2
(g) postsecondary school technical diploma
attesting to 3 years of full-time studies
(h) postsecondary school technical diploma
attesting to 3 years of full-time studies in
training referred to in section A or B of
Part I or II of criterion 1.2
(i) undergraduate university degree attesting to
1 year of full-time studies
(j) undergraduate university degree attesting to
2 years of full-time studies
(k) undergraduate university degree attesting to
3 years of full-time studies
(l) master’s degree attesting to 1 year or more of
full-time studies
(m) doctorate

The diploma attesting to training must have been
obtained before the date of filing of the
application for a selection certificate.

1.2 Areas of training

Québec diploma or diploma issued abroad listed in
one of the following sections in the List of areas
of training:

Section A of Part I
Section B of Part I
Section C of Part I
Section D of Part I
Section E of Part I
Section F of Part I
Section G of Part I

Section A of Part II
Section B of Part II
Section C of Part II
Section D of Part II
Section E of Part II
Section F of Part II
Section G of Part II.

The diploma attesting to training must have been
obtained before the date of filing of the application
for a selection certificate.

If there is more than 1 diploma, the most
advantageous diploma for the foreign national is
retained.

2. Experience 2.1 Professional experience of a skilled
worker

less than 6 months
6 to 11 months
12 to 23 months
24 to 35 months
36 to 47 months
48 months or more

The experience must have been acquired in the
5 years preceding the date of filing of the
application for a selection certificate and
be based on the period of employment in a
profession in a skill level higher than D,
within the meaning of the National
Occupational Classification,including
training periods, remunerated or not, during
an apprenticeship, training or specialization
process attested to by a diploma.

2.2 Professional experience of a
self-employed person

6 months
1 year
1 1/2 years
2 years
2 1/2 years
3 years
3 1/2 years
4 years
4 1/2 years
5 years or more

The experience of a self-employed person is
based on the period of practice for the
person of the profession the person intends
to practise in Québec.

2.3 Experience in the operation of an
enterprise of the entrepreneur

6 months
1 year
1 1/2 years
2 years
2 1/2 years
3 years
3 1/2 years
4 years
4 1/2 years
5 years
5 1/2 years
6 years
6 1/2 years
7 years
7 1/2 years or more

2.4 Management experience of the investor

6 months
1 year
1 1/2 years
2 years
2 1/2 years
3 years
3 1/2 years
4 years
4 1/2 years
5 years
5 1/2 years
6 years
6 1/2 years
7 years
7 1/2 years or more

3. Age 18 years of age
19 years of age
20 years of age
21 years of age
22 years of age
23 years of age
24 years of age
25 years of age
26 years of age
27 years of age
28 years of age
29 years of age
30 years of age
31 years of age
32 years of age
33 years of age
34 years of age
35 years of age
36 years of age
37 years of age
38 years of age
39 years of age
40 years of age
41 years of age
42 years of age
43 years of age
44 years of age
45 years of age
46 years of age
47 years of age
48 years of age
49 years of age
50 years of age

4. Language 4.1 French
proficiency

According to the Échelle québécoise des
niveaux de compétence en français des
personnes immigrantes adultes or its
equivalent:

(a) oral interaction

- oral comprehension:

beginner

levels 1 and 2
levels 3 and 4

intermediate

levels 5 and 6
levels 7 and 8

advanced

levels 9 and 10
levels 11 and 12

(b) written interaction

- written comprehension:

beginner

levels 1 and 2
levels 3 and 4

intermediate

levels 5 and 6
levels 7 and 8

advanced

levels 9 and 10
levels 11 and 12

- written expression:

beginner

levels 1 and 2
levels 3 and 4

intermediate

levels 5 and 6
levels 7 and 8

advanced

levels 9 and 10
levels 11 and 12

4.2 English

According to the Canadian Language
Benchmarks or its equivalent:

(a) oral interaction

- oral comprehension:

beginner

levels 1 to 4

intermediate

levels 5 to 8

advanced

levels 9 to 12

- oral expression:

beginner

levels 1 to 4

intermediate

levels 5 to 8

advanced

levels 9 to 12

(b) written interaction

- written comprehension:

beginner

levels 1 to 4

intermediate

levels 5 to 8

advanced

levels 9 to 12

- written expression:

beginner

levels 1 to 4

intermediate

levels 5 to 8

advanced

levels 9 to 12

5. Stay and Family 5.1 Stay in Québec
in Québec
(a) to study for 1 regular full-time semester if
study is the main activity
(b) to study for at least 2 regular full-time
semesters if study is the main activity
(c) to work for at least 3 months if work is
the main activity
(d) to work for at least 6 months if work is
the main activity
(e) in the context of a youth exchange program to
which an international agreement entered into
by Québec or Canada applies, if work is the
main activity for at least 3 months
(f) in the context of a youth exchange program to
which an international agreement entered into
by Québec or Canada applies, if work is the
main activity for at least 6 months
(g) for business for at least 1 week
(h) other stay for not less than 2 weeks
(i) other stay for at least 3 months

The stay, other than the say referred to in
paragraph g, must have been completed by the
foreign national or the foreign national’s
accompanying spouse, including de facto spouse, in
the 10 years preceding the date of filing of the
application for a selection certificate.

The stay referred to in paragraph g must have been
completed by the foreign national in the 2 years
preceding the date of filing of the application
for a selection certificate.

5.2 Family in Québec

Relationship with a Québec resident who is,
in relation to the foreign national or the
foreign national’s accompanying spouse,
including de facto spouse,

(a) The spouse, including de facto spouse
(b) son or daughter, father or mother,
brother or sister
(c) grandfather or grandmother
(d) uncle or aunt, niece or nephew

6. Characteristics 6.1 Education level
of the accompanying
spouse, including
de facto spouse (a) secondary school general diploma
(b) secondary school vocational diploma
(c) postsecondary school general diploma
attesting to 2 years of full-time studies
(d) postsecondary technical diploma attesting to
1 year of full-time studies
(e) postsecondary technical diploma attesting to
2 years of full-time studies
(f) postsecondary technical diploma attesting to
3 years of full-time studies
(g) undergraduate university degree attesting to
1 year of full-time studies
(h) undergraduate university degree attesting to
2 years of full-time studies
(i) undergraduate university degree attesting to
3 years or more of full-time studies
(j) master’s degree attesting to 1 year or more of
full-time studies
(k) doctorate

The diploma attesting to training must have been
obtained before the date of filing of the application
for a selection certificate.

6.2 Areas of training

Québec diploma or diploma issued abroad listed
in one of the following sections in the List of
areas of training:

Section A of Part I
Section B of Part I
Section C of Part I
Section D of Part I
Section E of Part I
Section F of Part I
Section G of Part I

Section A of Part II
Section B of Part II
Section C of Part II
Section D of Part II
Section E of Part II
Section F of Part II
Section G of Part II.

The diploma attesting to training must have been
obtained before the date of filing of the application
for a selection certificate.

If there is more than 1 diploma, the most
advantageous diploma for the foreign national is
retained.

6.3 Professional experience

6 to 11 months
12 months or more

The professional experience must have been
acquired in the 5 years preceding the date of
filing of the application for a selection
certificate and be based on the period of
employment in a profession in a skill level
higher than D, within the meaning of the
National Occupational Classification,
including training periods, remunerated or
not, during an apprenticeship, training or
specialization process attested to by a
diploma.

6.4 Age

18 years of age
19 years of age
20 years of age
21 years of age
22 years of age
23 years of age
24 years of age
25 years of age
26 years of age
27 years of age
28 years of age
29 years of age
30 years of age
31 years of age
32 years of age
33 years of age
34 years of age
35 years of age
36 years of age
37 years of age
38 years of age
39 years of age
40 years of age
41 years of age
42 years of age
43 years of age
44 years of age
45 years of age
46 years of age
47 years of age
48 years of age
49 years of age
50 years of age

6.5 Language proficiency

According to the Échelle québécoise des
niveaux de compétence en français des
personnes immigrantes adultes or its
equivalent:

(a) oral interaction in French

- oral comprehension:

beginner

levels 1 and 2
levels 3 and 4

intermediate

levels 5 and 6
levels 7 and 8

advanced

levels 9 and 10
levels 11 and 12

- oral expression:

beginner

levels 1 and 2
levels 3 and 4

intermediate

levels 5 and 6
levels 7 and 8

advanced

levels 9 and 10
levels 11 and 12

(b) written interaction in French

- written comprehension:

beginner

levels 1 and 2
levels 3 and 4

intermediate

levels 5 and 6
levels 7 and 8

advanced

levels 9 and 10
levels 11 and 12

- written expression:

beginner

levels 1 and 2
levels 3 and 4

intermediate

levels 5 and 6
levels 7 and 8

advanced

levels 9 and 10
levels 11 and 12

7. Validated 7.1 Validated employment offer in the
employment offer metropolitan area of Montréal

7.2 Validated employment offer outside the
metropolitan area of Montréal

A validated employment offer is an offer made
by an employer in Québec to a foreign
national or the foreign national’s
accompanying spouse, including de facto
spouse, for permanent full-time employment
that satisfies the following conditions:

- the employment is in a skill level higher
than D within the meaning of the National
Occupational Classification and the worker
meets the conditions of access to the
profession within the meaning of the
classification, as well as the particular
requirements for access to the profession
in Québec;

- the employment is not referred to in Minor
Group 647 of the National Occupational
Classification (child care and home support
workers)

- the hiring of the foreign national in
Québec will likely result in a positive or
neutral effect on the labour market in
Québec by basing the assessment on direct
employment creation or employment
retention, the creation or transfer of
skills or knowledge, or the filling of a
labour shortage in the profession or trade
concerned;

- the hiring of the foreign national in
Québec does not and is not likely to
adversely affect the settlement of any
labour dispute at the workplace where the
foreign national would carry on the
employment, or the employment of any person
involved in the dispute, or to contravene
the application of the Labour Code
(chapter C-27);

- an employer who has been operating a
business in Québec for more than 12 months
undertakes in writing to reserve the
employment for the foreign national and the
foreign national undertakes in writing to
hold that employment as soon as the foreign
national enters Canada.

The metropolitan area of Montréal means the
territories in respect of which the regional
conferences of elected officers for Montréal,
Laval and Longueuil, established under
section 21.5 of the Act respecting the
Ministère des Affaires municipales et des
Régions (chapter M-22.1) carry on their
activities.

8. Children 8.1 12 years of age or younger

8.2 from 13 to 21 years of age

A child means a dependent child of the
foreign national, the accompanying spouse,
including de facto spouse, and an
accompanying dependent child who is a
Canadian citizen.

9. Financial Making of a contract by a skilled worker, a
self-sufficiency self-employed person or an entrepreneur, on
the form provided by the Minister, in which
he undertakes to meet basic needs, those of
accompanying family members and a dependent
child who is a Canadian citizen for a period
of 3 months.

The foreign national must also declare in the
contract that the foreign national will have,
for that period, financial resources at least
equal to those in the scales in Schedule C to
meet basic needs; in the case of a foreign
national whose application for permanent
residence is processed in Canada,the foreign
national must prove that his gross income
will allow the foreign national to meet basic
needs.

That requirement begins on the date of the
foreign national’s arrival in Canada or, in
the case of a foreign national whose
application for permanent residence is
processed in Canada, on the date of issue of
the selection certificate.

10. Adaptability Overall assessment of the foreign national
based on

- knowledge of Québec, in particular the
labour market, the economic sector in which
the foreign national intends to work and
living conditions;

- steps taken to facilitate the foreign
national’s socioeconomic integration, in
particular to improve language proficiency
in French or English or obtain a permit to
practise a regulated profession or trade
and any other steps to facilitate
integration;

- personal qualities regarding professional
activities, in particular the foreign
national’s ability to capitalize on
acquired knowledge and achievements, the
knowledge of the difficulties relating to
the immigration project or any other
consideration relating to the immigration
project.

11. Financial resources Net assets obtained legally with the
accompanying spouse, including de facto
spouse, if applicable, of at least

$50,000
$75,000
$100,000
$125,000
$150,000
$175,000
$200,000
$250,000
$300,000
$350,000
$400,000
$450,000
$500,000 or more

12. Business 12.1 Ability to carry out a business project
project in Québec

(a) market exploration, in particular
regarding the knowledge acquired on the
laws and regulations in Québec, the steps
taken to understand the sector of
activities and the actions taken to
create ties with the business community
in Québec;

(b) feasibility of the project, in particular
regarding the relevant sector of
activity, the scope of the project, the
implementation and operations strategy
and the choice of the region for carrying
out the project and supporting reasons;

(c) relevant financial resources to carry out
the business project.

12.2 Acquisition of an enterprise in Québec

An enterprise in Québec must be an enterprise
described in subparagraph ii of subparagraph
b of the first paragraph of section 21, but it
must not have been acquired in the 5 years
preceding the filing of the application by
another foreign national who has obtained a
selection certificate as an entrepreneur.

13. Investment In compliance with the Regulation.
agreement
R.R.Q., 1981, c. M-23.1, r. 2, Sch. A; O.C. 828-96, s. 18; O.C. 413-2000, s. 13; O.C. 500-2001, s. 9; O.C. 728-2002, s. 39; O.C. 351-2003, s. 17; O.C. 25-2005, s. 5; O.C. 838-2006, s. 35; O.C. 675-2009, s. 8; O.C. 762-2013, s. 3; O.C. 629-2014, s. 3; O.C. 1043-2015, s. 7; 974-2017O.C. 974-2017, s. 3.
SCHEDULE A
(ss. 7, 32, 38 and 40)
SELECTION GRID FOR THE ECONOMIC CLASS
Factors Criteria

1. Training 1.1 Education level

(a) secondary school general diploma
(b) secondary school vocational diploma
(c) postsecondary school general diploma attesting
to 2 years of full-time studies
(d) postsecondary school technical diploma
attesting to 1 year of full-time studies
(e) postsecondary school technical diploma
attesting to 2 years of full-time studies
(f) secondary school vocational diploma, or post-
secondary school technical diploma attesting
to 1 or 2 years of full-time studies, in
training referred to in section A or B of
Part I or II of criterion 1.2
(g) postsecondary school technical diploma
attesting to 3 years of full-time studies
(h) postsecondary school technical diploma
attesting to 3 years of full-time studies in
training referred to in section A or B of
Part I or II of criterion 1.2
(i) undergraduate university degree attesting to
1 year of full-time studies
(j) undergraduate university degree attesting to
2 years of full-time studies
(k) undergraduate university degree attesting to
3 years of full-time studies
(l) master’s degree attesting to 1 year or more of
full-time studies
(m) doctorate

The diploma attesting to training must have been
obtained before the date of filing of the
application for a selection certificate.

1.2 Areas of training

Québec diploma or diploma issued abroad listed in
one of the following sections in the List of areas
of training:

Section A of Part I
Section B of Part I
Section C of Part I
Section D of Part I
Section E of Part I
Section F of Part I
Section G of Part I

Section A of Part II
Section B of Part II
Section C of Part II
Section D of Part II
Section E of Part II
Section F of Part II
Section G of Part II.

The diploma attesting to training must have been
obtained before the date of filing of the application
for a selection certificate.

If there is more than 1 diploma, the most
advantageous diploma for the foreign national is
retained.

2. Experience 2.1 Professional experience of a skilled
worker

less than 6 months
6 to 11 months
12 to 23 months
24 to 35 months
36 to 47 months
48 months or more

The experience must have been acquired in the
5 years preceding the date of filing of the
application for a selection certificate and
be based on the period of employment in a
profession in a skill level higher than D,
within the meaning of the National
Occupational Classification,including
training periods, remunerated or not, during
an apprenticeship, training or specialization
process attested to by a diploma.

2.2 Professional experience of a
self-employed person

6 months
1 year
1 1/2 years
2 years
2 1/2 years
3 years
3 1/2 years
4 years
4 1/2 years
5 years or more

The experience of a self-employed person is
based on the period of practice for the
person of the profession the person intends
to practise in Québec.

2.3 Experience in the operation of an
enterprise of the entrepreneur

6 months
1 year
1 1/2 years
2 years
2 1/2 years
3 years
3 1/2 years
4 years
4 1/2 years
5 years
5 1/2 years
6 years
6 1/2 years
7 years
7 1/2 years or more

2.4 Management experience of the investor

6 months
1 year
1 1/2 years
2 years
2 1/2 years
3 years
3 1/2 years
4 years
4 1/2 years
5 years
5 1/2 years
6 years
6 1/2 years
7 years
7 1/2 years or more

3. Age 18 years of age
19 years of age
20 years of age
21 years of age
22 years of age
23 years of age
24 years of age
25 years of age
26 years of age
27 years of age
28 years of age
29 years of age
30 years of age
31 years of age
32 years of age
33 years of age
34 years of age
35 years of age
36 years of age
37 years of age
38 years of age
39 years of age
40 years of age
41 years of age
42 years of age
43 years of age
44 years of age
45 years of age
46 years of age
47 years of age
48 years of age
49 years of age
50 years of age

4. Language 4.1 French
proficiency

According to the Échelle québécoise des
niveaux de compétence en français des
personnes immigrantes adultes or its
equivalent:

(a) oral interaction

- oral comprehension:

beginner

levels 1 and 2
levels 3 and 4

intermediate

levels 5 and 6
levels 7 and 8

advanced

levels 9 and 10
levels 11 and 12

(b) written interaction

- written comprehension:

beginner

levels 1 and 2
levels 3 and 4

intermediate

levels 5 and 6
levels 7 and 8

advanced

levels 9 and 10
levels 11 and 12

- written expression:

beginner

levels 1 and 2
levels 3 and 4

intermediate

levels 5 and 6
levels 7 and 8

advanced

levels 9 and 10
levels 11 and 12

4.2 English

According to the Canadian Language
Benchmarks or its equivalent:

(a) oral interaction

- oral comprehension:

beginner

levels 1 to 4

intermediate

levels 5 to 8

advanced

levels 9 to 12

- oral expression:

beginner

levels 1 to 4

intermediate

levels 5 to 8

advanced

levels 9 to 12

(b) written interaction

- written comprehension:

beginner

levels 1 to 4

intermediate

levels 5 to 8

advanced

levels 9 to 12

- written expression:

beginner

levels 1 to 4

intermediate

levels 5 to 8

advanced

levels 9 to 12

5. Stay and Family 5.1 Stay in Québec
in Québec
(a) to study for 1 regular full-time semester if
study is the main activity
(b) to study for at least 2 regular full-time
semesters if study is the main activity
(c) to work for at least 3 months if work is
the main activity
(d) to work for at least 6 months if work is
the main activity
(e) in the context of a youth exchange program to
which an international agreement entered into
by Québec or Canada applies, if work is the
main activity for at least 3 months
(f) in the context of a youth exchange program to
which an international agreement entered into
by Québec or Canada applies, if work is the
main activity for at least 6 months
(g) for business for at least 1 week
(h) other stay for not less than 2 weeks
(i) other stay for at least 3 months

The stay, other than the say referred to in
paragraph g, must have been completed by the
foreign national or the foreign national’s
accompanying spouse, including de facto spouse, in
the 10 years preceding the date of filing of the
application for a selection certificate.

The stay referred to in paragraph g must have been
completed by the foreign national in the 2 years
preceding the date of filing of the application
for a selection certificate.

5.2 Family in Québec

Relationship with a Québec resident who is,
in relation to the foreign national or the
foreign national’s accompanying spouse,
including de facto spouse,

(a) The spouse, including de facto spouse
(b) son or daughter, father or mother,
brother or sister
(c) grandfather or grandmother
(d) uncle or aunt, niece or nephew

6. Characteristics 6.1 Education level
of the accompanying
spouse, including
de facto spouse (a) secondary school general diploma
(b) secondary school vocational diploma
(c) postsecondary school general diploma
attesting to 2 years of full-time studies
(d) postsecondary technical diploma attesting to
1 year of full-time studies
(e) postsecondary technical diploma attesting to
2 years of full-time studies
(f) postsecondary technical diploma attesting to
3 years of full-time studies
(g) undergraduate university degree attesting to
1 year of full-time studies
(h) undergraduate university degree attesting to
2 years of full-time studies
(i) undergraduate university degree attesting to
3 years or more of full-time studies
(j) master’s degree attesting to 1 year or more of
full-time studies
(k) doctorate

The diploma attesting to training must have been
obtained before the date of filing of the application
for a selection certificate.

6.2 Areas of training

Québec diploma or diploma issued abroad listed
in one of the following sections in the List of
areas of training:

Section A of Part I
Section B of Part I
Section C of Part I
Section D of Part I
Section E of Part I
Section F of Part I
Section G of Part I

Section A of Part II
Section B of Part II
Section C of Part II
Section D of Part II
Section E of Part II
Section F of Part II
Section G of Part II.

The diploma attesting to training must have been
obtained before the date of filing of the application
for a selection certificate.

If there is more than 1 diploma, the most
advantageous diploma for the foreign national is
retained.

6.3 Professional experience

6 to 11 months
12 months or more

The professional experience must have been
acquired in the 5 years preceding the date of
filing of the application for a selection
certificate and be based on the period of
employment in a profession in a skill level
higher than D, within the meaning of the
National Occupational Classification,
including training periods, remunerated or
not, during an apprenticeship, training or
specialization process attested to by a
diploma.

6.4 Age

18 years of age
19 years of age
20 years of age
21 years of age
22 years of age
23 years of age
24 years of age
25 years of age
26 years of age
27 years of age
28 years of age
29 years of age
30 years of age
31 years of age
32 years of age
33 years of age
34 years of age
35 years of age
36 years of age
37 years of age
38 years of age
39 years of age
40 years of age
41 years of age
42 years of age
43 years of age
44 years of age
45 years of age
46 years of age
47 years of age
48 years of age
49 years of age
50 years of age

6.5 Language proficiency

According to the Échelle québécoise des
niveaux de compétence en français des
personnes immigrantes adultes or its
equivalent:

(a) oral interaction in French

- oral comprehension:

beginner

levels 1 and 2
levels 3 and 4

intermediate

levels 5 and 6
levels 7 and 8

advanced

levels 9 and 10
levels 11 and 12

- oral expression:

beginner

levels 1 and 2
levels 3 and 4

intermediate

levels 5 and 6
levels 7 and 8

advanced

levels 9 and 10
levels 11 and 12

(b) written interaction in French

- written comprehension:

beginner

levels 1 and 2
levels 3 and 4

intermediate

levels 5 and 6
levels 7 and 8

advanced

levels 9 and 10
levels 11 and 12

- written expression:

beginner

levels 1 and 2
levels 3 and 4

intermediate

levels 5 and 6
levels 7 and 8

advanced

levels 9 and 10
levels 11 and 12

7. Validated 7.1 Validated employment offer in the
employment offer metropolitan area of Montréal

7.2 Validated employment offer outside the
metropolitan area of Montréal

A validated employment offer is an offer made
by an employer in Québec to a foreign
national or the foreign national’s
accompanying spouse, including de facto
spouse, for permanent full-time employment
that satisfies the following conditions:

- the employment is in a skill level higher
than D within the meaning of the National
Occupational Classification and the worker
meets the conditions of access to the
profession within the meaning of the
classification, as well as the particular
requirements for access to the profession
in Québec;

- the employment is not referred to in Minor
Group 647 of the National Occupational
Classification (child care and home support
workers)

- the hiring of the foreign national in
Québec will likely result in a positive or
neutral effect on the labour market in
Québec by basing the assessment on direct
employment creation or employment
retention, the creation or transfer of
skills or knowledge, or the filling of a
labour shortage in the profession or trade
concerned;

- the hiring of the foreign national in
Québec does not and is not likely to
adversely affect the settlement of any
labour dispute at the workplace where the
foreign national would carry on the
employment, or the employment of any person
involved in the dispute, or to contravene
the application of the Labour Code
(chapter C-27);

- an employer who has been operating a
business in Québec for more than 12 months
undertakes in writing to reserve the
employment for the foreign national and the
foreign national undertakes in writing to
hold that employment as soon as the foreign
national enters Canada.

The metropolitan area of Montréal means the
territories in respect of which the regional
conferences of elected officers for Montréal,
Laval and Longueuil, established under
section 21.5 of the Act respecting the
Ministère des Affaires municipales et des
Régions (chapter M-22.1) carry on their
activities.

8. Children 8.1 12 years of age or younger

8.2 from 13 to 18 years of age

A child means a dependent child of the
foreign national, the accompanying spouse,
including de facto spouse, and an
accompanying dependent child who is a
Canadian citizen.

9. Financial Making of a contract by a skilled worker, a
self-sufficiency self-employed person or an entrepreneur, on
the form provided by the Minister, in which
he undertakes to meet basic needs, those of
accompanying family members and a dependent
child who is a Canadian citizen for a period
of 3 months.

The foreign national must also declare in the
contract that the foreign national will have,
for that period, financial resources at least
equal to those in the scales in Schedule C to
meet basic needs; in the case of a foreign
national whose application for permanent
residence is processed in Canada,the foreign
national must prove that his gross income
will allow the foreign national to meet basic
needs.

That requirement begins on the date of the
foreign national’s arrival in Canada or, in
the case of a foreign national whose
application for permanent residence is
processed in Canada, on the date of issue of
the selection certificate.

10. Adaptability Overall assessment of the foreign national
based on

- knowledge of Québec, in particular the
labour market, the economic sector in which
the foreign national intends to work and
living conditions;

- steps taken to facilitate the foreign
national’s socioeconomic integration, in
particular to improve language proficiency
in French or English or obtain a permit to
practise a regulated profession or trade
and any other steps to facilitate
integration;

- personal qualities regarding professional
activities, in particular the foreign
national’s ability to capitalize on
acquired knowledge and achievements, the
knowledge of the difficulties relating to
the immigration project or any other
consideration relating to the immigration
project.

11. Financial resources Net assets obtained legally with the
accompanying spouse, including de facto
spouse, if applicable, of at least

$50,000
$75,000
$100,000
$125,000
$150,000
$175,000
$200,000
$250,000
$300,000
$350,000
$400,000
$450,000
$500,000 or more

12. Business 12.1 Ability to carry out a business project
project in Québec

(a) market exploration, in particular
regarding the knowledge acquired on the
laws and regulations in Québec, the steps
taken to understand the sector of
activities and the actions taken to
create ties with the business community
in Québec;

(b) feasibility of the project, in particular
regarding the relevant sector of
activity, the scope of the project, the
implementation and operations strategy
and the choice of the region for carrying
out the project and supporting reasons;

(c) relevant financial resources to carry out
the business project.

12.2 Acquisition of an enterprise in Québec

An enterprise in Québec must be an enterprise
described in subparagraph ii of subparagraph
b of the first paragraph of section 21, but it
must not have been acquired in the 5 years
preceding the filing of the application by
another foreign national who has obtained a
selection certificate as an entrepreneur.

13. Investment In compliance with the Regulation.
agreement
R.R.Q., 1981, c. M-23.1, r. 2, Sch. A; O.C. 828-96, s. 18; O.C. 413-2000, s. 13; O.C. 500-2001, s. 9; O.C. 728-2002, s. 39; O.C. 351-2003, s. 17; O.C. 25-2005, s. 5; O.C. 838-2006, s. 35; O.C. 675-2009, s. 8; O.C. 762-2013, s. 3; O.C. 629-2014, s. 3; O.C. 1043-2015, s. 7.
SCHEDULE A
(ss. 7, 32, 38 and 40)
SELECTION GRID FOR THE ECONOMIC CLASS
Factors Criteria

1. Training 1.1 Education level

(a) secondary school general diploma
(b) secondary school vocational diploma
(c) postsecondary school general diploma attesting
to 2 years of full-time studies
(d) postsecondary school technical diploma
attesting to 1 year of full-time studies
(e) postsecondary school technical diploma
attesting to 2 years of full-time studies
(f) secondary school vocational diploma, or post-
secondary school technical diploma attesting
to 1 or 2 years of full-time studies, in
training referred to in section A or B of
Part I or II of criterion 1.2
(g) postsecondary school technical diploma
attesting to 3 years of full-time studies
(h) postsecondary school technical diploma
attesting to 3 years of full-time studies in
training referred to in section A or B of
Part I or II of criterion 1.2
(i) undergraduate university degree attesting to
1 year of full-time studies
(j) undergraduate university degree attesting to
2 years of full-time studies
(k) undergraduate university degree attesting to
3 years of full-time studies
(l) master’s degree attesting to 1 year or more of
full-time studies
(m) doctorate

1.2 Areas of training

Québec diploma or diploma issued abroad listed in
one of the following sections in the List of areas
of training:

Section A of Part I
Section B of Part I
Section C of Part I
Section D of Part I
Section E of Part I
Section F of Part I
Section G of Part I

Section A of Part II
Section B of Part II
Section C of Part II
Section D of Part II
Section E of Part II
Section F of Part II
Section G of Part II.

A diploma attesting to training must have been
obtained in the 5 years preceding the date of
filing of the application for a selection
certificate; failing that, the foreign national
must have practised full-time a profession related
to the diploma for at least 1 year in the 5 years
preceding that date.

If there is more than 1 diploma, the most
advantageous diploma for the foreign national is
retained.

2. Experience 2.1 Professional experience of a skilled
worker

less than 6 months
6 to 11 months
12 to 23 months
24 to 35 months
36 to 47 months
48 months or more

The experience must have been acquired in the
5 years preceding the date of filing of the
application for a selection certificate and
be based on the period of employment in a
profession in a skill level higher than D,
within the meaning of the National
Occupational Classification,including
training periods, remunerated or not, during
an apprenticeship, training or specialization
process attested to by a diploma.

2.2 Professional experience of a
self-employed person

6 months
1 year
1 1/2 years
2 years
2 1/2 years
3 years
3 1/2 years
4 years
4 1/2 years
5 years or more

The experience of a self-employed person is
based on the period of practice for the
person of the profession the person intends
to practise in Québec.

2.3 Experience in the operation of an
enterprise of the entrepreneur

6 months
1 year
1 1/2 years
2 years
2 1/2 years
3 years
3 1/2 years
4 years
4 1/2 years
5 years
5 1/2 years
6 years
6 1/2 years
7 years
7 1/2 years or more

2.4 Management experience of the investor

6 months
1 year
1 1/2 years
2 years
2 1/2 years
3 years
3 1/2 years
4 years
4 1/2 years
5 years
5 1/2 years
6 years
6 1/2 years
7 years
7 1/2 years or more

3. Age 18 years of age
19 years of age
20 years of age
21 years of age
22 years of age
23 years of age
24 years of age
25 years of age
26 years of age
27 years of age
28 years of age
29 years of age
30 years of age
31 years of age
32 years of age
33 years of age
34 years of age
35 years of age
36 years of age
37 years of age
38 years of age
39 years of age
40 years of age
41 years of age
42 years of age
43 years of age
44 years of age
45 years of age
46 years of age
47 years of age
48 years of age
49 years of age
50 years of age

4. Language 4.1 French
proficiency

According to the Échelle québécoise des
niveaux de compétence en français des
personnes immigrantes adultes or its
equivalent:

(a) oral interaction

- oral comprehension:

beginner

levels 1 and 2
levels 3 and 4

intermediate

levels 5 and 6
levels 7 and 8

advanced

levels 9 and 10
levels 11 and 12

(b) written interaction

- written comprehension:

beginner

levels 1 and 2
levels 3 and 4

intermediate

levels 5 and 6
levels 7 and 8

advanced

levels 9 and 10
levels 11 and 12

- written expression:

beginner

levels 1 and 2
levels 3 and 4

intermediate

levels 5 and 6
levels 7 and 8

advanced

levels 9 and 10
levels 11 and 12

4.2 English

According to the Canadian Language
Benchmarks or its equivalent:

(a) oral interaction

- oral comprehension:

beginner

levels 1 to 4

intermediate

levels 5 to 8

advanced

levels 9 to 12

- oral expression:

beginner

levels 1 to 4

intermediate

levels 5 to 8

advanced

levels 9 to 12

(b) written interaction

- written comprehension:

beginner

levels 1 to 4

intermediate

levels 5 to 8

advanced

levels 9 to 12

- written expression:

beginner

levels 1 to 4

intermediate

levels 5 to 8

advanced

levels 9 to 12

5. Stay and Family 5.1 Stay in Québec
in Québec
(a) to study for 1 regular full-time semester if
study is the main activity
(b) to study for at least 2 regular full-time
semesters if study is the main activity
(c) to work for at least 3 months if work is
the main activity
(d) to work for at least 6 months if work is
the main activity
(e) in the context of a youth exchange program to
which an international agreement entered into
by Québec or Canada applies, if work is the
main activity for at least 3 months
(f) in the context of a youth exchange program to
which an international agreement entered into
by Québec or Canada applies, if work is the
main activity for at least 6 months
(g) for business for at least 1 week
(h) other stay for not less than 2 weeks
(i) other stay for at least 3 months

The stay, other than the say referred to in
paragraph g, must have been completed by the
foreign national or the foreign national’s
accompanying spouse, including de facto spouse, in
the 10 years preceding the date of filing of the
application for a selection certificate.

The stay referred to in paragraph g must have been
completed by the foreign national in the 2 years
preceding the date of filing of the application
for a selection certificate.

5.2 Family in Québec

Relationship with a Québec resident who is,
in relation to the foreign national or the
foreign national’s accompanying spouse,
including de facto spouse,

(a) The spouse, including de facto spouse
(b) son or daughter, father or mother,
brother or sister
(c) grandfather or grandmother
(d) uncle or aunt, niece or nephew

6. Characteristics 6.1 Education level
of the accompanying
spouse, including
de facto spouse (a) secondary school general diploma
(b) secondary school vocational diploma
(c) postsecondary school general diploma
attesting to 2 years of full-time studies
(d) postsecondary technical diploma attesting to
1 year of full-time studies
(e) postsecondary technical diploma attesting to
2 years of full-time studies
(f) postsecondary technical diploma attesting to
3 years of full-time studies
(g) undergraduate university degree attesting to
1 year of full-time studies
(h) undergraduate university degree attesting to
2 years of full-time studies
(i) undergraduate university degree attesting to
3 years or more of full-time studies
(j) master’s degree attesting to 1 year or more of
full-time studies
(k) doctorate

6.2 Areas of training

Québec diploma or diploma issued abroad listed
in one of the following sections in the List of
areas of training:

Section A of Part I
Section B of Part I
Section C of Part I
Section D of Part I
Section E of Part I
Section F of Part I
Section G of Part I

Section A of Part II
Section B of Part II
Section C of Part II
Section D of Part II
Section E of Part II
Section F of Part II
Section G of Part II.

A diploma attesting to training must have been
obtained in the 5 years preceding the date of
filing of the application for a selection
certificate; failing that, the foreign national
must have practised full-time a profession related
to the diploma for at least 1 year in the 5 years
preceding that date.

If there is more than 1 diploma, the most
advantageous diploma for the foreign national is
retained.

6.3 Professional experience

6 to 11 months
12 months or more

The professional experience must have been
acquired in the 5 years preceding the date of
filing of the application for a selection
certificate and be based on the period of
employment in a profession in a skill level
higher than D, within the meaning of the
National Occupational Classification,
including training periods, remunerated or
not, during an apprenticeship, training or
specialization process attested to by a
diploma.

6.4 Age

18 years of age
19 years of age
20 years of age
21 years of age
22 years of age
23 years of age
24 years of age
25 years of age
26 years of age
27 years of age
28 years of age
29 years of age
30 years of age
31 years of age
32 years of age
33 years of age
34 years of age
35 years of age
36 years of age
37 years of age
38 years of age
39 years of age
40 years of age
41 years of age
42 years of age
43 years of age
44 years of age
45 years of age
46 years of age
47 years of age
48 years of age
49 years of age
50 years of age

6.5 Language proficiency

According to the Échelle québécoise des
niveaux de compétence en français des
personnes immigrantes adultes or its
equivalent:

(a) oral interaction in French

- oral comprehension:

beginner

levels 1 and 2
levels 3 and 4

intermediate

levels 5 and 6
levels 7 and 8

advanced

levels 9 and 10
levels 11 and 12

- oral expression:

beginner

levels 1 and 2
levels 3 and 4

intermediate

levels 5 and 6
levels 7 and 8

advanced

levels 9 and 10
levels 11 and 12

(b) written interaction in French

- written comprehension:

beginner

levels 1 and 2
levels 3 and 4

intermediate

levels 5 and 6
levels 7 and 8

advanced

levels 9 and 10
levels 11 and 12

- written expression:

beginner

levels 1 and 2
levels 3 and 4

intermediate

levels 5 and 6
levels 7 and 8

advanced

levels 9 and 10
levels 11 and 12

7. Validated 7.1 Validated employment offer in the
employment offer metropolitan area of Montréal

7.2 Validated employment offer outside the
metropolitan area of Montréal

A validated employment offer is an offer made
by an employer in Québec to a foreign
national or the foreign national’s
accompanying spouse, including de facto
spouse, for permanent full-time employment
that satisfies the following conditions:

- the employment is in a skill level higher
than D within the meaning of the National
Occupational Classification and the worker
meets the conditions of access to the
profession within the meaning of the
classification, as well as the particular
requirements for access to the profession
in Québec;

- the employment is not referred to in Minor
Group 647 of the National Occupational
Classification (child care and home support
workers)

- the hiring of the foreign national in
Québec will likely result in a positive or
neutral effect on the labour market in
Québec by basing the assessment on direct
employment creation or employment
retention, the creation or transfer of
skills or knowledge, or the filling of a
labour shortage in the profession or trade
concerned;

- the hiring of the foreign national in
Québec does not and is not likely to
adversely affect the settlement of any
labour dispute at the workplace where the
foreign national would carry on the
employment, or the employment of any person
involved in the dispute, or to contravene
the application of the Labour Code
(chapter C-27);

- an employer who has been operating a
business in Québec for more than 12 months
undertakes in writing to reserve the
employment for the foreign national and the
foreign national undertakes in writing to
hold that employment as soon as the foreign
national enters Canada.

The metropolitan area of Montréal means the
territories in respect of which the regional
conferences of elected officers for Montréal,
Laval and Longueuil, established under
section 21.5 of the Act respecting the
Ministère des Affaires municipales et des
Régions (chapter M-22.1) carry on their
activities.

8. Children 8.1 12 years of age or younger

8.2 from 13 to 18 years of age

A child means a dependent child of the
foreign national, the accompanying spouse,
including de facto spouse, and an
accompanying dependent child who is a
Canadian citizen.

9. Financial Making of a contract by a skilled worker, a
self-sufficiency self-employed person or an entrepreneur, on
the form provided by the Minister, in which
he undertakes to meet basic needs, those of
accompanying family members and a dependent
child who is a Canadian citizen for a period
of 3 months.

The foreign national must also declare in the
contract that the foreign national will have,
for that period, financial resources at least
equal to those in the scales in Schedule C to
meet basic needs; in the case of a foreign
national whose application for permanent
residence is processed in Canada,the foreign
national must prove that his gross income
will allow the foreign national to meet basic
needs.

That requirement begins on the date of the
foreign national’s arrival in Canada or, in
the case of a foreign national whose
application for permanent residence is
processed in Canada, on the date of issue of
the selection certificate.

10. Adaptability Overall assessment of the foreign national
based on

- knowledge of Québec, in particular the
labour market, the economic sector in which
the foreign national intends to work and
living conditions;

- steps taken to facilitate the foreign
national’s socioeconomic integration, in
particular to improve language proficiency
in French or English or obtain a permit to
practise a regulated profession or trade
and any other steps to facilitate
integration;

- personal qualities regarding professional
activities, in particular the foreign
national’s ability to capitalize on
acquired knowledge and achievements, the
knowledge of the difficulties relating to
the immigration project or any other
consideration relating to the immigration
project.

11. Financial resources Net assets obtained legally with the
accompanying spouse, including de facto
spouse, if applicable, of at least

$50,000
$75,000
$100,000
$125,000
$150,000
$175,000
$200,000
$250,000
$300,000
$350,000
$400,000
$450,000
$500,000 or more

12. Business 12.1 Ability to carry out a business project
project in Québec

(a) market exploration, in particular
regarding the knowledge acquired on the
laws and regulations in Québec, the steps
taken to understand the sector of
activities and the actions taken to
create ties with the business community
in Québec;

(b) feasibility of the project, in particular
regarding the relevant sector of
activity, the scope of the project, the
implementation and operations strategy
and the choice of the region for carrying
out the project and supporting reasons;

(c) relevant financial resources to carry out
the business project.

12.2 Acquisition of an enterprise in Québec

An enterprise in Québec must be an enterprise
described in subparagraph ii of subparagraph
b of the first paragraph of section 21, but it
must not have been acquired in the 5 years
preceding the filing of the application by
another foreign national who has obtained a
selection certificate as an entrepreneur.

13. Investment In compliance with the Regulation.
agreement
R.R.Q., 1981, c. M-23.1, r. 2, Sch. A; O.C. 828-96, s. 18; O.C. 413-2000, s. 13; O.C. 500-2001, s. 9; O.C. 728-2002, s. 39; O.C. 351-2003, s. 17; O.C. 25-2005, s. 5; O.C. 838-2006, s. 35; O.C. 675-2009, s. 8; O.C. 762-2013, s. 3; O.C. 629-2014, s. 3.
SCHEDULE A
(ss. 7, 32, 38 and 40)
SELECTION GRID FOR THE ECONOMIC CLASS
Factors Criteria

1. Training 1.1 Education level

(a) secondary school general diploma
(b) secondary school vocational diploma
(c) postsecondary school general diploma attesting
to 2 years of full-time studies
(d) postsecondary school technical diploma
attesting to 1 year of full-time studies
(e) postsecondary school technical diploma
attesting to 2 years of full-time studies
(f) secondary school vocational diploma, or post-
secondary school technical diploma attesting
to 1 or 2 years of full-time studies, in
training referred to in section A or B of
Part I or II of criterion 1.2
(g) postsecondary school technical diploma
attesting to 3 years of full-time studies
(h) postsecondary school technical diploma
attesting to 3 years of full-time studies in
training referred to in section A or B of
Part I or II of criterion 1.2
(i) undergraduate university degree attesting to
1 year of full-time studies
(j) undergraduate university degree attesting to
2 years of full-time studies
(k) undergraduate university degree attesting to
3 years of full-time studies
(l) master’s degree attesting to 1 year or more of
full-time studies
(m) doctorate

1.2 Areas of training

Québec diploma or diploma issued abroad listed in
one of the following sections in the List of areas
of training:

Section A of Part I
Section B of Part I
Section C of Part I
Section D of Part I
Section E of Part I
Section F of Part I
Section G of Part I

Section A of Part II
Section B of Part II
Section C of Part II
Section D of Part II
Section E of Part II
Section F of Part II
Section G of Part II.

A diploma attesting to training must have been
obtained in the 5 years preceding the date of
filing of the application for a selection
certificate; failing that, the foreign national
must have practised full-time a profession related
to the diploma for at least 1 year in the 5 years
preceding that date.

If there is more than 1 diploma, the most
advantageous diploma for the foreign national is
retained.

2. Experience 2.1 Professional experience of a skilled
worker

less than 6 months
6 to 11 months
12 to 23 months
24 to 35 months
36 to 47 months
48 months or more

The experience must have been acquired in the
5 years preceding the date of filing of the
application for a selection certificate and
be based on the period of employment in a
profession in a skill level higher than D,
within the meaning of the National
Occupational Classification,including
training periods, remunerated or not, during
an apprenticeship, training or specialization
process attested to by a diploma.

2.2 Professional experience of a
self-employed person

6 months
1 year
1 1/2 years
2 years
2 1/2 years
3 years
3 1/2 years
4 years
4 1/2 years
5 years or more

The experience of a self-employed person is
based on the period of practice for the
person of the profession the person intends
to practise in Québec.

2.3 Experience in the operation of an
enterprise of the entrepreneur

6 months
1 year
1 1/2 years
2 years
2 1/2 years
3 years
3 1/2 years
4 years
4 1/2 years
5 years
5 1/2 years
6 years
6 1/2 years
7 years
7 1/2 years or more

2.4 Management experience of the investor

6 months
1 year
1 1/2 years
2 years
2 1/2 years
3 years
3 1/2 years
4 years
4 1/2 years
5 years
5 1/2 years
6 years
6 1/2 years
7 years
7 1/2 years or more

3. Age 18 years of age
19 years of age
20 years of age
21 years of age
22 years of age
23 years of age
24 years of age
25 years of age
26 years of age
27 years of age
28 years of age
29 years of age
30 years of age
31 years of age
32 years of age
33 years of age
34 years of age
35 years of age
36 years of age
37 years of age
38 years of age
39 years of age
40 years of age
41 years of age
42 years of age
43 years of age
44 years of age
45 years of age
46 years of age
47 years of age
48 years of age
49 years of age
50 years of age

4. Language 4.1 French
proficiency

According to the Échelle québécoise des
niveaux de compétence en français des
personnes immigrantes adultes or its
equivalent:

(a) oral interaction

- oral comprehension:

beginner

levels 1 and 2
levels 3 and 4

intermediate

levels 5 and 6
levels 7 and 8

advanced

levels 9 and 10
levels 11 and 12

(b) written interaction

- written comprehension:

beginner

levels 1 and 2
levels 3 and 4

intermediate

levels 5 and 6
levels 7 and 8

advanced

levels 9 and 10
levels 11 and 12

- written expression:

beginner

levels 1 and 2
levels 3 and 4

intermediate

levels 5 and 6
levels 7 and 8

advanced

levels 9 and 10
levels 11 and 12

4.2 English

According to the Canadian Language
Benchmarks or its equivalent:

(a) oral interaction

- oral comprehension:

beginner

levels 1 to 4

intermediate

levels 5 to 8

advanced

levels 9 to 12

- oral expression:

beginner

levels 1 to 4

intermediate

levels 5 to 8

advanced

levels 9 to 12

(b) written interaction

- written comprehension:

beginner

levels 1 to 4

intermediate

levels 5 to 8

advanced

levels 9 to 12

- written expression:

beginner

levels 1 to 4

intermediate

levels 5 to 8

advanced

levels 9 to 12

5. Stay and Family 5.1 Stay in Québec
in Québec
(a) to study for 1 regular full-time semester if
study is the main activity
(b) to study for at least 2 regular full-time
semesters if study is the main activity
(c) to work for at least 3 months if work is
the main activity
(d) to work for at least 6 months if work is
the main activity
(e) in the context of a youth exchange program to
which an international agreement entered into
by Québec or Canada applies, if work is the
main activity for at least 3 months
(f) in the context of a youth exchange program to
which an international agreement entered into
by Québec or Canada applies, if work is the
main activity for at least 6 months
(g) for business for at least 1 week
(h) other stay for not less than 2 weeks
(i) other stay for at least 3 months

The stay, other than the say referred to in
paragraph g, must have been completed by the
foreign national or the foreign national’s
accompanying spouse, including de facto spouse, in
the 10 years preceding the date of filing of the
application for a selection certificate.

The stay referred to in paragraph g must have been
completed by the foreign national in the 2 years
preceding the date of filing of the application
for a selection certificate.

5.2 Family in Québec

Relationship with a Québec resident who is,
in relation to the foreign national or the
foreign national’s accompanying spouse,
including de facto spouse,

(a) The spouse, including de facto spouse
(b) son or daughter, father or mother,
brother or sister
(c) grandfather or grandmother
(d) uncle or aunt, niece or nephew

6. Characteristics 6.1 Education level
of the accompanying
spouse, including
de facto spouse (a) secondary school general diploma
(b) secondary school vocational diploma
(c) postsecondary school general diploma
attesting to 2 years of full-time studies
(d) postsecondary technical diploma attesting to
1 year of full-time studies
(e) postsecondary technical diploma attesting to
2 years of full-time studies
(f) postsecondary technical diploma attesting to
3 years of full-time studies
(g) undergraduate university degree attesting to
1 year of full-time studies
(h) undergraduate university degree attesting to
2 years of full-time studies
(i) undergraduate university degree attesting to
3 years or more of full-time studies
(j) master’s degree attesting to 1 year or more of
full-time studies
(k) doctorate

6.2 Areas of training

Québec diploma or diploma issued abroad listed
in one of the following sections in the List of
areas of training:

Section A of Part I
Section B of Part I
Section C of Part I
Section D of Part I
Section E of Part I
Section F of Part I
Section G of Part I

Section A of Part II
Section B of Part II
Section C of Part II
Section D of Part II
Section E of Part II
Section F of Part II
Section G of Part II.

A diploma attesting to training must have been
obtained in the 5 years preceding the date of
filing of the application for a selection
certificate; failing that, the foreign national
must have practised full-time a profession related
to the diploma for at least 1 year in the 5 years
preceding that date.

If there is more than 1 diploma, the most
advantageous diploma for the foreign national is
retained.

6.3 Professional experience

6 to 11 months
12 months or more

The professional experience must have been
acquired in the 5 years preceding the date of
filing of the application for a selection
certificate and be based on the period of
employment in a profession in a skill level
higher than D, within the meaning of the
National Occupational Classification,
including training periods, remunerated or
not, during an apprenticeship, training or
specialization process attested to by a
diploma.

6.4 Age

18 years of age
19 years of age
20 years of age
21 years of age
22 years of age
23 years of age
24 years of age
25 years of age
26 years of age
27 years of age
28 years of age
29 years of age
30 years of age
31 years of age
32 years of age
33 years of age
34 years of age
35 years of age
36 years of age
37 years of age
38 years of age
39 years of age
40 years of age
41 years of age
42 years of age
43 years of age
44 years of age
45 years of age
46 years of age
47 years of age
48 years of age
49 years of age
50 years of age

6.5 Language proficiency

According to the Échelle québécoise des
niveaux de compétence en français des
personnes immigrantes adultes or its
equivalent:

(a) oral interaction in French

- oral comprehension:

beginner

levels 1 and 2
levels 3 and 4

intermediate

levels 5 and 6
levels 7 and 8

advanced

levels 9 and 10
levels 11 and 12

- oral expression:

beginner

levels 1 and 2
levels 3 and 4

intermediate

levels 5 and 6
levels 7 and 8

advanced

levels 9 and 10
levels 11 and 12

(b) written interaction in French

- written comprehension:

beginner

levels 1 and 2
levels 3 and 4

intermediate

levels 5 and 6
levels 7 and 8

advanced

levels 9 and 10
levels 11 and 12

- written expression:

beginner

levels 1 and 2
levels 3 and 4

intermediate

levels 5 and 6
levels 7 and 8

advanced

levels 9 and 10
levels 11 and 12

7. Validated 7.1 Validated employment offer in the
employment offer metropolitan area of Montréal

7.2 Validated employment offer outside the
metropolitan area of Montréal

A validated employment offer is an offer made
by an employer in Québec to a foreign
national or the foreign national’s
accompanying spouse, including de facto
spouse, for permanent full-time employment
that satisfies the following conditions:

- the employment is in a skill level higher
than D within the meaning of the National
Occupational Classification and the worker
meets the conditions of access to the
profession within the meaning of the
classification, as well as the particular
requirements for access to the profession
in Québec;

- the employment is not referred to in Minor
Group 647 of the National Occupational
Classification (child care and home support
workers)

- the hiring of the foreign national in
Québec will likely result in a positive or
neutral effect on the labour market in
Québec by basing the assessment on direct
employment creation or employment
retention, the creation or transfer of
skills or knowledge, or the filling of a
labour shortage in the profession or trade
concerned;

- the hiring of the foreign national in
Québec does not and is not likely to
adversely affect the settlement of any
labour dispute at the workplace where the
foreign national would carry on the
employment, or the employment of any person
involved in the dispute, or to contravene
the application of the Labour Code
(chapter C-27);

- an employer who has been operating a
business in Québec for more than 12 months
undertakes in writing to reserve the
employment for the foreign national and the
foreign national undertakes in writing to
hold that employment as soon as the foreign
national enters Canada.

The metropolitan area of Montréal means the
territories in respect of which the regional
conferences of elected officers for Montréal,
Laval and Longueuil, established under
section 21.5 of the Act respecting the
Ministère des Affaires municipales et des
Régions (chapter M-22.1) carry on their
activities.

8. Children 8.1 12 years of age or younger

8.2 from 13 to 21 years of age

A child means a dependent child of the
foreign national, the accompanying spouse,
including de facto spouse, and an
accompanying dependent child who is a
Canadian citizen.

9. Financial Making of a contract by a skilled worker, a
self-sufficiency self-employed person or an entrepreneur, on
the form provided by the Minister, in which
he undertakes to meet basic needs, those of
accompanying family members and a dependent
child who is a Canadian citizen for a period
of 3 months.

The foreign national must also declare in the
contract that the foreign national will have,
for that period, financial resources at least
equal to those in the scales in Schedule C to
meet basic needs; in the case of a foreign
national whose application for permanent
residence is processed in Canada,the foreign
national must prove that his gross income
will allow the foreign national to meet basic
needs.

That requirement begins on the date of the
foreign national’s arrival in Canada or, in
the case of a foreign national whose
application for permanent residence is
processed in Canada, on the date of issue of
the selection certificate.

10. Adaptability Overall assessment of the foreign national
based on

- knowledge of Québec, in particular the
labour market, the economic sector in which
the foreign national intends to work and
living conditions;

- steps taken to facilitate the foreign
national’s socioeconomic integration, in
particular to improve language proficiency
in French or English or obtain a permit to
practise a regulated profession or trade
and any other steps to facilitate
integration;

- personal qualities regarding professional
activities, in particular the foreign
national’s ability to capitalize on
acquired knowledge and achievements, the
knowledge of the difficulties relating to
the immigration project or any other
consideration relating to the immigration
project.

11. Financial resources Net assets obtained legally with the
accompanying spouse, including de facto
spouse, if applicable, of at least

$50,000
$75,000
$100,000
$125,000
$150,000
$175,000
$200,000
$250,000
$300,000
$350,000
$400,000
$450,000
$500,000 or more

12. Business 12.1 Ability to carry out a business project
project in Québec

(a) market exploration, in particular
regarding the knowledge acquired on the
laws and regulations in Québec, the steps
taken to understand the sector of
activities and the actions taken to
create ties with the business community
in Québec;

(b) feasibility of the project, in particular
regarding the relevant sector of
activity, the scope of the project, the
implementation and operations strategy
and the choice of the region for carrying
out the project and supporting reasons;

(c) relevant financial resources to carry out
the business project.

12.2 Acquisition of an enterprise in Québec

An enterprise in Québec must be an enterprise
described in subparagraph ii of subparagraph
b of the first paragraph of section 21, but it
must not have been acquired in the 5 years
preceding the filing of the application by
another foreign national who has obtained a
selection certificate as an entrepreneur.

13. Investment In compliance with the Regulation.
agreement
R.R.Q., 1981, c. M-23.1, r. 2, Sch. A; O.C. 828-96, s. 18; O.C. 413-2000, s. 13; O.C. 500-2001, s. 9; O.C. 728-2002, s. 39; O.C. 351-2003, s. 17; O.C. 25-2005, s. 5; O.C. 838-2006, s. 35; O.C. 675-2009, s. 8; O.C. 762-2013, s. 3.
SCHEDULE A
(ss. 7, 32, 38 and 40)
SELECTION GRID FOR THE ECONOMIC CLASS
Factors Criteria

1. Training 1.1 Education level

(a) secondary school general diploma
(b) secondary school vocational diploma
(c) postsecondary school general diploma attesting
to 2 years of full-time studies
(d) postsecondary school technical diploma
attesting to 1 year of full-time studies
(e) postsecondary school technical diploma
attesting to 2 years of full-time studies
(f) secondary school vocational diploma, or post-
secondary school technical diploma attesting
to 1 or 2 years of full-time studies, in
training referred to in section A or B of
Part I or II of criterion 1.2
(g) postsecondary school technical diploma
attesting to 3 years of full-time studies
(h) postsecondary school technical diploma
attesting to 3 years of full-time studies in
training referred to in section A or B of
Part I or II of criterion 1.2
(i) undergraduate university degree attesting to
1 year of full-time studies
(j) undergraduate university degree attesting to
2 years of full-time studies
(k) undergraduate university degree attesting to
3 years of full-time studies
(l) master’s degree attesting to 1 year or more of
full-time studies
(m) doctorate

1.2 Areas of training

Québec diploma or diploma issued abroad listed in
one of the following sections in the List of areas
of training:

Section A of Part I
Section B of Part I
Section C of Part I
Section D of Part I
Section E of Part I
Section F of Part I
Section G of Part I

Section A of Part II
Section B of Part II
Section C of Part II
Section D of Part II
Section E of Part II
Section F of Part II
Section G of Part II.

A diploma attesting to training must have been
obtained in the 5 years preceding the date of
filing of the application for a selection
certificate; failing that, the foreign national
must have practised full-time a profession related
to the diploma for at least 1 year in the 5 years
preceding that date.

If there is more than 1 diploma, the most
advantageous diploma for the foreign national is
retained.

2. Experience 2.1 Professional experience of a skilled
worker

less than 6 months
6 to 11 months
12 to 23 months
24 to 35 months
36 to 47 months
48 months or more

The experience must have been acquired in the
5 years preceding the date of filing of the
application for a selection certificate and
be based on the period of employment in a
profession in a skill level higher than D,
within the meaning of the National
Occupational Classification,including
training periods, remunerated or not, during
an apprenticeship, training or specialization
process attested to by a diploma.

2.2 Professional experience of a
self-employed person

6 months
1 year
1 1/2 years
2 years
2 1/2 years
3 years
3 1/2 years
4 years
4 1/2 years
5 years or more

The experience of a self-employed person is
based on the period of practice for the
person of the profession the person intends
to practise in Québec.

2.3 Experience in the operation of an
enterprise of the entrepreneur

6 months
1 year
1 1/2 years
2 years
2 1/2 years
3 years
3 1/2 years
4 years
4 1/2 years
5 years
5 1/2 years
6 years
6 1/2 years
7 years
7 1/2 years or more

2.4 Management experience of the investor

6 months
1 year
1 1/2 years
2 years
2 1/2 years
3 years
3 1/2 years
4 years
4 1/2 years
5 years
5 1/2 years
6 years
6 1/2 years
7 years
7 1/2 years or more

3. Age 18 years of age
19 years of age
20 years of age
21 years of age
22 years of age
23 years of age
24 years of age
25 years of age
26 years of age
27 years of age
28 years of age
29 years of age
30 years of age
31 years of age
32 years of age
33 years of age
34 years of age
35 years of age
36 years of age
37 years of age
38 years of age
39 years of age
40 years of age
41 years of age
42 years of age
43 years of age
44 years of age
45 years of age
46 years of age
47 years of age
48 years of age
49 years of age
50 years of age

4. Language 4.1 French
proficiency
(a) oral interaction
(b) written comprehension

4.2 English

(a) oral interaction
(b) written comprehension

5. Stay and Family 5.1 Stay in Québec
in Québec
(a) to study for 1 regular full-time semester if
study is the main activity
(b) to study for at least 2 regular full-time
semesters if study is the main activity
(c) to work for at least 3 months if work is
the main activity
(d) to work for at least 6 months if work is
the main activity
(e) in the context of a youth exchange program to
which an international agreement entered into
by Québec or Canada applies, if work is the
main activity for at least 3 months
(f) in the context of a youth exchange program to
which an international agreement entered into
by Québec or Canada applies, if work is the
main activity for at least 6 months
(g) for business for at least 1 week
(h) other stay for not less than 2 weeks
(i) other stay for at least 3 months

The stay, other than the say referred to in
paragraph g, must have been completed by the
foreign national or the foreign national’s
accompanying spouse, including de facto spouse, in
the 10 years preceding the date of filing of the
application for a selection certificate.

The stay referred to in paragraph g must have been
completed by the foreign national in the 2 years
preceding the date of filing of the application
for a selection certificate.

5.2 Family in Québec

Relationship with a Québec resident who is,
in relation to the foreign national or the
foreign national’s accompanying spouse,
including de facto spouse,

(a) The spouse, including de facto spouse
(b) son or daughter, father or mother,
brother or sister
(c) grandfather or grandmother
(d) uncle or aunt, niece or nephew

6. Characteristics 6.1 Education level
of the accompanying
spouse, including
de facto spouse (a) secondary school general diploma
(b) secondary school vocational diploma
(c) postsecondary school general diploma
attesting to 2 years of full-time studies
(d) postsecondary technical diploma attesting to
1 year of full-time studies
(e) postsecondary technical diploma attesting to
2 years of full-time studies
(f) postsecondary technical diploma attesting to
3 years of full-time studies
(g) undergraduate university degree attesting to
1 year of full-time studies
(h) undergraduate university degree attesting to
2 years of full-time studies
(i) undergraduate university degree attesting to
3 years or more of full-time studies
(j) master’s degree attesting to 1 year or more of
full-time studies
(k) doctorate

6.2 Areas of training

Québec diploma or diploma issued abroad listed
in one of the following sections in the List of
areas of training:

Section A of Part I
Section B of Part I
Section C of Part I
Section D of Part I
Section E of Part I
Section F of Part I
Section G of Part I

Section A of Part II
Section B of Part II
Section C of Part II
Section D of Part II
Section E of Part II
Section F of Part II
Section G of Part II.

A diploma attesting to training must have been
obtained in the 5 years preceding the date of
filing of the application for a selection
certificate; failing that, the foreign national
must have practised full-time a profession related
to the diploma for at least 1 year in the 5 years
preceding that date.

If there is more than 1 diploma, the most
advantageous diploma for the foreign national is
retained.

6.3 Professional experience

6 to 11 months
12 months or more

The professional experience must have been
acquired in the 5 years preceding the date of
filing of the application for a selection
certificate and be based on the period of
employment in a profession in a skill level
higher than D, within the meaning of the
National Occupational Classification,
including training periods, remunerated or
not, during an apprenticeship, training or
specialization process attested to by a
diploma.

6.4 Age

18 years of age
19 years of age
20 years of age
21 years of age
22 years of age
23 years of age
24 years of age
25 years of age
26 years of age
27 years of age
28 years of age
29 years of age
30 years of age
31 years of age
32 years of age
33 years of age
34 years of age
35 years of age
36 years of age
37 years of age
38 years of age
39 years of age
40 years of age
41 years of age
42 years of age
43 years of age
44 years of age
45 years of age
46 years of age
47 years of age
48 years of age
49 years of age
50 years of age

6.5 Language proficiency

(a) oral interaction in French
(b) written comprehension in French

7. Validated 7.1 Validated employment offer in the
employment offer metropolitan area of Montréal

7.2 Validated employment offer outside the
metropolitan area of Montréal

A validated employment offer is an offer made
by an employer in Québec to a foreign
national or the foreign national’s
accompanying spouse, including de facto
spouse, for permanent full-time employment
that satisfies the following conditions:

- the employment is in a skill level higher
than D within the meaning of the National
Occupational Classification and the worker
meets the conditions of access to the
profession within the meaning of the
classification, as well as the particular
requirements for access to the profession
in Québec;

- the employment is not referred to in Minor
Group 647 of the National Occupational
Classification (child care and home support
workers)

- the hiring of the foreign national in
Québec will likely result in a positive or
neutral effect on the labour market in
Québec by basing the assessment on direct
employment creation or employment
retention, the creation or transfer of
skills or knowledge, or the filling of a
labour shortage in the profession or trade
concerned;

- the hiring of the foreign national in
Québec does not and is not likely to
adversely affect the settlement of any
labour dispute at the workplace where the
foreign national would carry on the
employment, or the employment of any person
involved in the dispute, or to contravene
the application of the Labour Code
(chapter C-27);

- an employer who has been operating a
business in Québec for more than 12 months
undertakes in writing to reserve the
employment for the foreign national and the
foreign national undertakes in writing to
hold that employment as soon as the foreign
national enters Canada.

The metropolitan area of Montréal means the
territories in respect of which the regional
conferences of elected officers for Montréal,
Laval and Longueuil, established under
section 21.5 of the Act respecting the
Ministère des Affaires municipales et des
Régions (chapter M-22.1) carry on their
activities.

8. Children 8.1 12 years of age or younger

8.2 from 13 to 21 years of age

A child means a dependent child of the
foreign national, the accompanying spouse,
including de facto spouse, and an
accompanying dependent child who is a
Canadian citizen.

9. Financial Making of a contract by a skilled worker, a
self-sufficiency self-employed person or an entrepreneur, on
the form provided by the Minister, in which
he undertakes to meet basic needs, those of
accompanying family members and a dependent
child who is a Canadian citizen for a period
of 3 months.

The foreign national must also declare in the
contract that the foreign national will have,
for that period, financial resources at least
equal to those in the scales in Schedule C to
meet basic needs; in the case of a foreign
national whose application for permanent
residence is processed in Canada,the foreign
national must prove that his gross income
will allow the foreign national to meet basic
needs.

That requirement begins on the date of the
foreign national’s arrival in Canada or, in
the case of a foreign national whose
application for permanent residence is
processed in Canada, on the date of issue of
the selection certificate.

10. Adaptability Overall assessment of the foreign national
based on

- knowledge of Québec, in particular the
labour market, the economic sector in which
the foreign national intends to work and
living conditions;

- steps taken to facilitate the foreign
national’s socioeconomic integration, in
particular to improve language proficiency
in French or English or obtain a permit to
practise a regulated profession or trade
and any other steps to facilitate
integration;

- personal qualities regarding professional
activities, in particular the foreign
national’s ability to capitalize on
acquired knowledge and achievements, the
knowledge of the difficulties relating to
the immigration project or any other
consideration relating to the immigration
project.

11. Financial resources Net assets obtained legally with the
accompanying spouse, including de facto
spouse, if applicable, of at least

$50,000
$75,000
$100,000
$125,000
$150,000
$175,000
$200,000
$250,000
$300,000
$350,000
$400,000
$450,000
$500,000 or more

12. Business 12.1 Ability to carry out a business project
project in Québec

(a) market exploration, in particular
regarding the knowledge acquired on the
laws and regulations in Québec, the steps
taken to understand the sector of
activities and the actions taken to
create ties with the business community
in Québec;

(b) feasibility of the project, in particular
regarding the relevant sector of
activity, the scope of the project, the
implementation and operations strategy
and the choice of the region for carrying
out the project and supporting reasons;

(c) relevant financial resources to carry out
the business project.

12.2 Acquisition of an enterprise in Québec

An enterprise in Québec must be an enterprise
described in subparagraph ii of subparagraph
b of the first paragraph of section 21, but it
must not have been acquired in the 5 years
preceding the filing of the application by
another foreign national who has obtained a
selection certificate as an entrepreneur.

13. Investment In compliance with the Regulation.
agreement
R.R.Q., 1981, c. M-23.1, r. 2, Sch. A; O.C. 828-96, s. 18; O.C. 413-2000, s. 13; O.C. 500-2001, s. 9; O.C. 728-2002, s. 39; O.C. 351-2003, s. 17; O.C. 25-2005, s. 5; O.C. 838-2006, s. 35; O.C. 675-2009, s. 8.