Government of Quebec has set new limits

Government of Quebec has set new limits

Posted on 26 Jun 2014 Views ( 1396 )

New intake limits has been announced by the Government of Quebec for its self-employed, entrepreneur, investor, and skilled worker immigration programs. To ensure that it will receive convenient load of applications, Quebec province is enforcing stringent caps on application acceptance this year. It is also rewarding proactive applicants who prepare and submit applications as soon as possible, before caps close.

The new intake caps are as follows:

Entrepreneurs and Self-Employed Persons – The Government of Quebec will accept a maximum of 500 applications from entrepreneurs and self-employed persons.

Investors – Between September 8th and 19th, 2014, a maximum of 1,750 applications will be accepted for review by the Quebec Investor Program. 1,200 applications is the limit from any country. There is no limit for investors who speak at least a high-intermediate level of French.

Skilled Workers – Between April 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015, a maximum of 6,500 applications will be accepted for review by the Quebec Skilled Worker (QSW) program.

What This Means for Skilled Workers

Applicants to the Quebec Skilled Workers program will see the greatest change in application intake. The next annum’s limit of 6,500 is less than half of the applications (20,000) the province instituted last year.

In the past ten months, over 10,000 applications were accepted for review by the QSW program. It reveals the fact that the interest in the program continues to grow and applicants will have to work fast to prepare their applications before the cap fills.

“The Province of Quebec has always been a popular destination for immigrants, and the QSW program has been its most popular immigration program,” said Attorney David Cohen. “In the past, there were relatively few restrictions in terms of how many applications would be accepted for review. The new cap means that prospective applicants must compete against the clock and against each other to make sure they secure a place in the queue.”

For Investor Program, the cap placed is the same (1750) as last year. However, Last year, the ever-popular program received applications from over 5,000 investors.

“The Quebec government will be receiving investor applications for just two weeks this fall,” said Attorney David Cohen. “It goes without saying that, with such a short timeframe for submission, only those individuals who are completely prepared in advance will be successful. Since preparing an investor file can be rather complicated, I encourage interested individuals to begin as soon as possible.”

Now, no additional announcements have been made regarding Quebec programs. But one thing is for sure that Quebec will keep its rank as a popular destination for immigrants around the world.

Potential candidates can check out their eligibility for a Quebec immigration program or for any of the 60 Canadian immigration programs by filling out a free online assessment today.

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