QUEBEC IS PLANNING TO REPLACE FIRST COME FIRST SERVED SYSTEM
Government has specified that the Immigration Department is planning to start implementing new regulations from 2nd August 2018 onwards. The announcement from the Minister came in the form of a tweet and was retweeted by the Immigration Ministry.
The proposed new regulations, which have been initially outlined in March includes among other things a new system for Expression of Interest for migrating to Quebec, which has been led to expectation of replacement for the existing application process under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), which works on a first come-first served basis.
New Rules for Immigration to Quebec
According to the ministers twitter account, the proposed new system has been designed with a view to decreasing the time slot that is required for processing the application for immigration to Quebec and to help the province optimize immigration as a key driver for economic and social growth in the province. An immigration program has been conducted by Quebec government conducted is distinct from and autonomous of the immigration program that is run by the IRCC, the federal immigration authority for Canada.
The new immigration system is mainly designed to be more alike in features to the Express Entry system run by the IRCC. The minister for Quebec immigration officially announce a statement in an earlier interview that his province was aiming to significantly reduce the time consuming for processing applications from skilled workers and other economic streams to less than a year. The following are expected to be the steps required for applying under the new Quebec Skilled worker program.
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- Persons interested in Quebec immigration should submit an Expression of Interest stating their intent to settle in the province.
- The selected applicants will then receive an ITA for applying for a CSQ or Certificate de selection du Quebec (Quebec Selection Certificate) that is issued by the Ministry of immigration for Quebec after an initial vetting process.
- The applicant will then need to submit an application for obtaining a Quebec Selection Certificate to the ministry of Quebec immigration.
- Once the CSQ is granted to the applicant he can then submit the same to the federal immigration authority.
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