New immigration application intake rules

March 29, 2018 – New rules regarding applications for a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ – Québec Selection Certificate) that can be received by the Ministère will be in effect from April 1, 2018 to August 15, 2018, inclusive. These new rules pertain to applications submitted by economic immigration candidates (skilled workers, investors, entrepreneurs and self-employed workers), as well as applications submitted under the Collective Sponsorship Program.

Note that the rules regarding the maximum number of applications received by the Ministère do not change Québec’s immigration objectives. Consequently, for 2018, Québec expects to admit between 49,000 and 53,000 immigrants.

Skilled workers

The new application intake rules for the 2017-2018 Regular Skilled Worker Program will be maintained and extended until August 15, 2018. Consequently, for this Program, the Ministère can receive up to a maximum of 5,000 applications for a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ – Québec Selection Certificate) by August 15. Other details relating to this will be announced at a later date.

Reminder — Candidates who can submit an application at any time

Candidates with an employment offer validated by the Ministère or who are temporary residents of Québec and authorized to submit an application for a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ – Québec Selection Certificate) can do so at any time by using the Mon projet Québec secure space.

Those who wish to submit an application under the Programme de l’expérience québécoise (PEQ – Québec Experience Program) can also do so at any time by following the instructions related to the PEQ.

Investors, entrepreneurs and self-employed workers

For the period from April 1, 2018 to August 15, 2018, no applications for a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ – Québec Selection Certificate) will be received under the Investors Program, the Entrepreneurs Program and the Self-Employed Workers Program.

Collective sponsorship

Given the large number of refugees whose applications are still being processed, the Ministère has decided to extend the suspension of intake of new sponsorship applications already in effect until June 30, 2018. Consequently, no collective sponsorship applications will be received on or before August 15, 2018.

Modernization of the immigration system

Remember that the Ministère is currently working on modernizing the Québec immigration system in order to select the persons who have the best chances of integrating into the Québec labour market. Candidates under the Regular Skilled Worker Program will be the first to benefit from this new system based on the declaration of interest.

For more details on the new immigration application intake rules, please consult the page Immigration rules and procedures and the page Collective sponsorship.

 

Source : http://www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/en/informations/news/news-2018/new-intake-rules.html

Processing of online applications – update

February 27, 2018 – Processing of applications for a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ – Québec selection certificate), submitted through Mon projet Québec under the Regular Skilled Worker Program, began in June 2017. Since then, Québec selection certificates have been issued to several candidates.

We are aware of the longer processing times for certain applications. However, there are several factors that can affect processing times from one file to the next, in particular:

  • Selection objectives
  • Volume of applications received
  • International context
  • Conformity of the documents submitted
  • The time it takes for you to respond to any request from the Ministère
  • Waiting for proof of your French proficiency
  • A notice of appointment for a selection interview

 

For the year 2017, the processing time for applications for a selection certificate under the Regular Skilled Worker Program was 32 months.

With the introduction of the new immigration system based on the declaration of interest, only candidates that meet the needs of Québec will be invited to submit an application for a selection certificate. This new system will make it possible to put an end to the principle of first come first serve, currently in effect for processing applications, and to considerably reduced average processing times.

 

Source : http://www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/en/informations/news/news-2018/processing-applications.html

New immigration application intake rules for 2017-2018

March 30, 2017 – New rules regarding the maximum number of applications for a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ – Québec selection certificate) that can be received by the Ministère will be in effect from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018, inclusively. These new rules pertain to applications submitted by economic immigration candidates (permanent workers and businesspeople).

Skilled workers

The Ministère will receive 5000 applications for a selection certificate under the Regular Skilled Worker Program during the next intake period, the dates of which will be announced at a later date. Applications must be submitted using the Mon projet Québec secure space.

Reminder — candidates who can submit an application at any time

Candidates with an employment offer validated by the Ministère or who are temporary residents in Québec and authorized to submit an application for a Québec selection certificate can do so at any time using the Mon projet Québec secure space.
Those who wish to submit an application under the Programme de l’expérience québécoise (PEQ – Québec experience program) can also do so at any time following the instructions specific to the PEQ.

Investors

From May 29, 2017 to February 23, 2018, the Ministère will receive a maximum of 1900 applications for a selection certificate under the Investor Program, including a maximum of 1330 applications from foreign nationals from the People’s Republic of China, including the administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao.

Applications must be sent by regular mail or by a courier to the Direction de l’enregistrement et de l’évaluation comparative, in Montréal (for all territories). Only one application can be sent at a time. Applications dropped off in person will not be accepted.

The rules pertaining to applications excluded from this maximum number, processing priority and the selection grid are specified on the page Immigration rules and procedures.

Entrepreneurs and self-employed workers

For the period April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018, no applications for a Certificat de sélection du Québec will be received under the Entrepreneur Program and Self-Employed Worker Program.

Toward a better immigration system

The new application intake rules for 2017-2018 were established with the objective of modernizing the Québec immigration system as quickly as possible. By limiting the number of new immigration applications received, the Ministère is able to process a greater number of pending applications.

In addition to working to reduce the backlog of applications to be processed, this period will enable the implementation of a new, more competitive and effective system for immigration applications. This new system will put an end to the “first-come-first-serve” principle, reduce processing times and make it possible to select candidates who have the best chances of participating fully, in French, in Québec society.

Note that these new application intake rules are in line with Québec’s immigration objectives (PDF, 910 Kb). Consequently, for 2017, Québec plans to admit between 49 000 and 53 000 immigrants.

For more details, consult the page Immigration rules and procedures.

 

Source : http://www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/en/informations/news/news-2017/intake-rules-1718.html