As per the three new changes introduced by the Government of Quebec to the Quebec Skilled Worker Program on June 26, the candidates need to submit their complete application for Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) within 60 calendar days.
Earlier, under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program, invited candidates could apply for the Quebec Selection Certification (CSQ) within 90 calendar days. In effect to the June 26th notification issued by the MIDI- Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion Ministry of Quebec province, the invited candidates will now have to file their completed application within 60 calendar days.
The reduction in the application deadline by one month is seen as a move to speed up the immigration process of skilled workers from all across the globe.
Extended Validity of Expressions of Interest
The other new changes to Quebec’s immigration process include extended validity of six months on Expressions of Interest (EOIs) in the Quebec Skilled Worker Program. The EOI of candidates even if they had declined the invitation to apply for the Quebec Selection Certification will remain in Quebec’s immigration database of candidates until full validity. All three notified changes are said to take effect immediately.
Quebec Skilled Worker Program allows the province to welcome highly educated and skilled workers from foreign countries to settle down in Quebec and benefit from the contributions made.
Quebec Select Certificate (CSQ)
CSQ is not to be confused with a Permanent Residence Visa. It is an official document that is issued by the Quebec immigration authorities to the holders declaring Quebec as their place of settlement. Once the immigrants get hold of CSQ, they are open to apply for Canada Permanent Residence Visa which is regulated by the federal Immigration authorities.
A CSQ can be obtained by any aspiring foreign immigrants through one of the following programs run by the Quebec Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion Ministry:
- Quebec Skilled Worker Program
- Quebec Entrepreneur Program
- Quebec Self-Employed Person Program
- Quebec Experience Class
- Quebec Investor Program
Quebec is a land of opportunities for skilled workers to enhance their living economically as well as socially. Contact us for a free assessment on Canadian immigration today!