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New Quebec Skilled Worker Declaration Of Interest System Set To Begin

05 Jul 2018


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Quebec has made the announcement regarding the new declaration of interest system for economic immigration. This will come into effect from August 2nd, 2018. On the same date the higher investment requirements for the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program will also see come into force. These rules have the approval of the immigration authorities in Quebec and were announced by David Heurtel, the provincial Immigration Minister. He also said the new system, is similar to the federal Express Entry system, and will help to make the Quebec immigration become effective, modern, and efficient. Additionally it will also reduce the processing time for immigration applicants to less than twelve months. The Minister previously believes that the change is revolutionary and gives priority to skilled workers who meet the requirements of the labor market in Quebec.

The Process of the New Quebec Declaration of Interest System

The immigration ministry in Quebec announced the following details in the declaration of interest system:

The immigration ministry of Quebec announced the following details regarding the immigration system based on declaration of interest:

  • Candidates first submit a declaration of interest to Quebec immigration.
  • Candidates having the highest-score get the invitation to apply for the Quebec Selection Certificate.
  • Candidates, who get the invitation, also submit the complete application in favor of the immigration ministry of Quebec for a CSQ.
  • After the issue the CSQ, finally the candidates can submit the application to federal authorities.

New Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP)

The New investment requirements under the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program will have effect from August 2, 2018.

The requirement for investment will be $1.2 million, which was $800,000 in the past. Moreover, the net worth amount to qualify will be $2 million, which was $1.6 million in the past.

New Requirements under the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program

  • Personal net worth of $2 million which must be acquired legally;
  • Two years of appropriate experience in business or management  in the five years earlier than the application;
  • Investment of $1.2 million in a passive investment which is guaranteed by the government for five years carrying no interest;
  • Intention to settle in the Quebec province.

Quebec controls its immigration system, and also has the power to keep yearly immigration levels independent from the rest of Canada.

Quebec’s Economic Immigration Targets for 2018

 

Category

Minimum

Maximum

Economic immigration

28,700

31,300

Skilled worker

24,200

26,300

Business

4,000

4,300

Other economic

500

700

 

The immigration program in Quebec has not accepted fresh applications since the summer of 2016.  With a new declaration of interest system in place it will commence to welcome close to 30,000 fresh skilled worker immigrants every year.

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