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The Work Experience criterion is one of the ten criteria for which points are awarded under the Quebec Immigration selection system.

Up to 9 points are awarded under the Experience criterion of Quebec immigration. This criterion is absolutely essential. Unless at least 1 point is awarded under the Work Experience criterion, the application will be automatically refused.

Less than 6 months0 Points
6 to 11 months2 Points
12 to 23 months4 Points
24 to 35 months6 Points
36 to 47 months7 Points
48 months and over9 Points
Maximum9 Points



  • Work experience must have been accumulated during the ten years preceding the application date.
  • Work experience includes remunerated employment and internships, whether remunerated or not.
  • As an exception, an international student who has received a diploma from a Quebec university or college (or will receive a diploma within 12 months of the application date) does not need to meet the six month work requirement and is automatically awarded 1 point under the Work Experience criterion.
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