Planning to apply to Quebec in 2016? You may need more than just a key to unlock the migration opportunity offered by that province.
It didn’t take long before the 3,500 slots for applications for a Quebec Skilled Worker selection certificate was reached. Opening on November 4, 2015, the paper-based Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program lasted only 6 days before closing.
The second intake period of 2,800 applications, will start on January 18, 2016 and end on March 31, 2016. As applications will be filed online, expect the program to close in just about the same number of days.
The Quebec Ministry of Immigration and Cultural Communities (or MICC) has already announced that it will be issuing more details on changes that may affect applications. In fact recent news from MICC announced that they will be increasing migration fees, effective January 1, as follows:
Application for a Certificat de sélection du Québec
(CSQ – Québec selection certificate)
Investor CAD 15,000
Entrepreneur and self-employed worker 1,045
Skilled worker 773
Each family member accompanying the principal applicant 166
(except for an application submitted in the Investor subclass)
Employer requesting validation of permanent employment 193
For the principal sponsored person or the first sponsored minor 275
For each other sponsored person 110
Application for a Certificat d’acceptation du Québec
(CAQ – Québec certificate of acceptance)
Temporary worker 193
Employer posting a temporary employment offer 193
(except for a temporary employment offer for seasonal agricultural work)
Foreign student 110
Person on a temporary stay for medical treatment 110
Application for recognition of an immigration consultant 1,600
Application for renewal of recognition 1,300
Comparative evaluation for studies done outside Québec*
* There may be translation fees in addition; these fees vary depending on the
complexity and quantity of the documents that must be translated. 115
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