June 13, 2016 - The Quebec Minister of
Immigration, Diversity and Inclusiveness (MIDI) announced the
maximum number of 5000 Skilled Worker Program applications
submitted on line ("Mon projet Quebec"), for its first
intake period in 2016, has been reached.
A second intake period for 2016 when 5000 additional
applications will be received on a first come first served basis,
has not yet been established.
Beginning June 20th 2016: Candidates may create
the required online user account in order to submit an application
for a Quebec Certificate of Selection ("CSQ") for the
next unscheduled intake period.
Applicants who qualify under the Quebec Experience Program or
with a validated job offer may submit an application anytime and
are not confined to an intake period. Additionally, applicants with
a valid study or work permit are not confined to an intake
The Areas of Training list features a wide range of studies
awarding points to applicants and a spouse or de facto spouse for
diplomas acquired outside Quebec or obtained in Quebec or
recognized as Quebec equivalent.
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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