The Ministère de l'Immigration et des
Communautés culturelles (MICC) has announced its application
quotas for the year beginning April 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015
in the Skilled Worker, Entrepreneur/Self Employed and Immigrant
Investor Programs. The MICC will accept 500 applications under the
Entrepreneur/Self Employed program and a further 6,500 applications
under the Skilled Worker Program. The Skilled Worker program cap
does not apply to applicants through the Quebec Experience Program,
or to those holding valid student permits or validated job offers.
In addition, the MICC will accept a total of 1,750 applicants
through its Immigrant Investor program, though only a total of
1,200 applications will be accepted from any single country. The
Quebec Immigrant Investor Program is presently the only remaining
investor program since the Federal Government announced its
intention to terminate the Program's federal counterpart.
Applications for the Immigrant Investor Program will be accepted
between September 8, 2014 and September 19, 2014. Should the quota
not be reached, a second round of applications will be accepted
between December 1, 2014 and December 12, 2014. Certain
applications will be exempted from both the quota and date
requirements, including those investors who score B-2 and higher on
a French language test.
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