Effective as of April 1st, 2014, a new number of
maximum applications will be received by the Ministère de
l'immigration du Quebec, and will be in effect until March
25th, 2015. The new quota put in place by Immigration
Quebec in no way effects Canadian Immigration programs currently in
effect. The Ministère, limiting the amount of applications
it will process will allow them to attend to a greater number of
pending applications, and will therefore reduce the processing time
of all applications in the queue.
The new rules will apply to the economic immigration programs
Permanent Workers (Quebec Skilled Worker Program)
The Ministère will receive a maximum of 6500
applications for a Selection Certificate under the Regular Skilled
Worker Program (without a job offer). Applications received beyond
this maximum limit are not accepted and will be returned to the
applicant. This quota does not apply to applicants who have a
pre-arranged job offer with an employer in Quebec (validated job
offer), nor those students or temporary foreign workers applying
under the Quebec Experience Class (PEQ).
From September 8th-19th, 2014, the
Ministère will receive a maximum of 1750
applications for a selection certificate under the Investor
Program, with a maximum of 1200 applications per country. If the
maximum of 1750 applications has not been attained by this time
period, candidates will also be able to submit their applications
between December 1st-12th, 2014.
Entrepreneurs and self-employed workers
The Ministère will receive a maximum of 500
applications for a selection certificate under the Self-Employed
Worker and Entrepreneur programs. Applications received beyond this
maximum limit are not accepted and will be returned to the
**IMPORTANT: note that the rules concerning applications
excluded from these maximum numbers, processing priorities and
selection grids will be renewed.
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