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Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program to reopen On January 18

Planning to apply to Quebec in 2016? You may need more than just a key to unlock the migration opportunity offered by that province.

Maria Cristina DiazOriginally posted on December 23, 2015; updated February 13, 2016

Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program to reopen On January 18

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: 


Permanent immigration


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


Undertaking application

 For the principal sponsored person or the first sponsored minor                           275

For each other sponsored person                                                                                   110


Temporary immigration


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


 Immigration consultant

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



To be updated with the latest news on Quebec immigration, always make sure to check our news article publish daily so as to make sure that you have the correct documents and forms to be submitted before lodging.

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