Significant Changes to Quebec Immigration

“Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose”
-Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr

Quebec-City-CICSOn March 28 2018, Quebec has announced significant changes to the Quebec immigration program.

Quebec Revamping their Intake System for Skilled Workers

The Quebec Government has unveiled plans to revamp their intake system for skilled workers and will be modeled similarly to the federal Express Entry system. The new Expression of Interest (Déclaration d’intérêt) system will manage profiles for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) and will replace the previous first-come, first-served application process.

Similar to Express Entry, candidates who are eligible for the QSWP will have to submit anExpression of Interest (Déclaration d’intérêt) as a first step and their profile will be valid for up to 12 months. It is expected that candidates will then receive a different score, similar to the CRS score, and candidates who meet or exceed a specified cut-off score will be invited to apply for a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ). They will then have 90 days to submit their complete application.

Major Changes to the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program

The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) is the only passive investment program in Canada offering permanent residence.

The Quebec Government plans on increasing the QIIP investment threshold from $800,000 to $1.2 million and the minimum net worth requirement from $1.6 million to $2 million. All remaining requirements will remain the same.

We expect the walk-away investment will increase from $220,000 to around $350,000.

The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program has been suspended from April 1st to August 15th, 2018 and it is projected that these significant changes will come into effect in August.

More details about these significant changes will be announced in the near future. Please make sure to visit our website for up-to-date information.

2 thoughts on “Significant Changes to Quebec Immigration

  1. I am Dipak Patel resident of India, I want to migrate and want to getting PR or Work Visa with family, my date of birth 3rd July 1971. I am married, I have two children, one age is 24 years and second is 18 years. I passed my graduation in Accounting and Auditing from Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. I have 17 years experence in Co-Op.Bank Ltd. as a Branch manager (June’2000-March’2018) and 5 years experence in Pvt. Ltd. Company as Computer Operator-cum-Accountant (April’1995-May’2000) and 3 years experence in Chartard Acconts firm as Audit Clerk (1992-1995). I would like to do IELTS without job in CANADA for improve myself, my question is, Am I eligible for getting PR visa or Work visa or any visa. So, please provide me accurate information about my status, kindly let me know

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