Quebec’s immigration minister David Heurtel tweeted on July 4th that new announcements will be made by the ministry and they will come into effect from August 2nd, 2018. A day after was tweeted by the minister, the Ministère de l’Immigration, et de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion (MIDI) retweeted it.

The new regulations were written down in March and one of the initiatives among others is an Expression of Interest System. The objective of introducing the system is to replace the first come, first serve basis of an application for the Quebec’s Skilled Workers Program and Mon Project Quebec application portal.

According to the tweet, the prime focus of redesigning a new system is to improve the process by making it faster and contribute to the economic growth of the province of Quebec through the immigration system. This will happen once the potential for immigration is maximized.

The new Quebec Express Entry Style Application System facilitates faster processing

The government of Quebec has no issues forming its own immigration regulations because the system is autonomous and the government has substantial independence in creating its own programs.

The minister David Heurtel had said in the month of May while speaking to TVA Nouvelles that the intention is to reduce the processing times from 32 months to less than 12 months for the application of economic immigration.

MIDI had announced the steps to be followed in order to apply under QSWP. The process is for non-cap-exempt candidates.

The steps are,

  • The candidate must submit an Expression of Interest to settle down in Quebec 
  • The candidate must present the invitation to apply for Quebec Selection Certificate (Certificat de sélection du Québec, or CSQ) which must be received from MIDI.
  • After receiving the invitation, the candidate must apply for the Quebec Selection Certificate. The application must be sent to the MIDI.
  • After the CSQ is obtained, the candidate must submit the federal portion of the application.

In the near future, it is being anticipated that MIDI will announce some more details like ranking criteria about the new Quebec’s Expression of Interest System.

According to the demands of the world, the immigration programs are constantly being changed. The changes will transform the Canadian Immigration landscape. So, if you are eligible for immigration now, you can apply now. The regulations and policies may change anytime.