February 26, 2016 – The Quebec Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusiveness (MIDI) announced the re-opening of its online skilled worker program (“Mon projet Quebec”) on June 13, 2016. On that date it will begin to accept 5000 applications towards an overall quota of 10,000 under its QSWP.
The online system has faced repeated delays since January of this year. More than 42,000 applicants have been waiting since February 26, 2016 when the program was to open, to submit their applications through the beleaguered online portal.
The Quebec Minister Kathleen Weil facing increased pressure, elected to suspend the program and upgrade the online portal, instead of allowing paper submissions.
New application dates:
Starting February 29, 2016: Mon projet Quebec online portal to undergo technical maintenance.
June 13th – 20th 2016: First Reception Period – Applicants who have created an online user account will be able to submit their application for a Quebec Certificate of Selection (CSQ) and pay the required fees. A maximum of 5000 applications will be received during this period on a first come first served basis.
June 20th – March 31, 2017: Second Reception Period to be confirmed by MIDI. Applicants who have created an online user account will be able to submit their application for a CSQ and pay the required fees. A maximum of 5000 applications will be received on a first come first served basis, during this second period.
Applicants applying under the QSWP may not submit an application outside the above periods. Applicants who qualify under the Quebec Experience Program or with a validated job offer may submit an application anytime and are not confined to the above periods. Additionally, applicants with a valid study or work permit are not confined to the above periods.