2013 Areas of Training List Released for Quebec Skilled Worker Program
The Quebec government released the new ‘Areas of Training’ list for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) on August 1 2013, which includes changes to the number of points awarded for dozens of areas of education and training.
The QSWP is one of Canada’s most popular immigration programs, allowing foreign nationals who are proficient in French and have qualifying educational and/or training credentials to become permanent residents of Canada.
The changes to points awarded for various educational and training qualifications in the new Areas of Training list can be found in full here.
A large number of new educational and training specialties have been added to the list of those awarded points for the QSWP. Under the QSWP, only those areas of training that receive points qualify individuals for the program, so the additions made have substantially changed who can apply through the program.
In addition to the new Areas of Training list, the QSWP has also introduced new, more demanding French language requirements for the program, as described here.