February 26, 2016 - The Quebec Minister of Immigration,
Diversity and Inclusiveness (MIDI) announced the re-opening of its
online skilled worker program ("Mon projet Quebec") on
June 13, 2016. On that date it will begin to accept 5000
applications towards an overall quota of 10,000 under its QSWP.
The online system has faced repeated delays since January of
this year. More than 42,000 applicants have been waiting since
February 26, 2016 when the program was to open, to submit their
applications through the beleaguered online portal.
The Quebec Minister Kathleen Weil facing increased pressure,
elected to suspend the program and upgrade the online portal,
instead of allowing paper submissions.
New application dates:
Starting February 29, 2016: Mon projet Quebec online portal to
undergo technical maintenance.
June 13th – 20th 2016: First Reception Period -
Applicants who have created an online user account will be able to
submit their application for a Quebec Certificate of Selection
(CSQ) and pay the required fees. A maximum of 5000 applications
will be received during this period on a first come first served
June 20th – March 31, 2017: Second Reception Period to be
confirmed by MIDI. Applicants who have created an online user
account will be able to submit their application for a CSQ and pay
the required fees. A maximum of 5000 applications will be received
on a first come first served basis, during this second period.
Applicants applying under the QSWP may not submit an application
outside the above periods. Applicants who qualify under the Quebec
Experience Program or with a validated job offer may submit an
application anytime and are not confined to the above periods.
Additionally, applicants with a valid study or work permit are not
confined to the above periods.
Interested employers: Kindly contact us
here to receive further information. Interested candidates: Find out whether you
qualify to Canada by completing our
free on-line evaluation. We will provide you with our
evaluation within 1-2 business days.
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September 21st, 2016 - Immigration authorities conducted the 20th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2016 and 43rd overall, inviting 1288 applicants for permanent residence with a lowest CRS score of 483.
Canada received more than 320,000 immigrants in the last 12 months, approaching levels not seen since the early 20th century. The per capital immigration rate at .88%, is consistent with previous Liberal government policies.
October 12th, 2016 - Immigration authorities conducted the 21st round of invitations under Express Entry in 2016 and 44th overall, inviting 1518 applicants for permanent residence with a lowest CRS score of 484.
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