December 04, 2012
NEWSLETTER

OUR OFFICES
Montreal – Head Office
2200 McGill College Avenue, Suite 320
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 3P8
Tel: (514) 499-1170
Fax: (514) 499-1063
Email: info@canadaiip.com
Website: www.canadaiip.com


We also have representatives in:
Dubai
Tehran
Iran
Beijing
Hong Kong
Guangzhou
Shanghai
Vancouver
QUEBEC: FEES AND PAYMENT METHODS
As of January 1, 2013, all fees levied by the MICC will be increased. Please consult the table below for the new fee schedule. The fees levied by the Qu├ębec government for processing immigration applications are indicated below.

Increase in fees levied by the MICC

 
Until
December
31st 2012
As of
January
1st 2013
 Fees in effect
Entrepreneurs
C$988
C$1013
Investors
C$4003
C$4102
Self-employed workers
C$988
C$1013
Each dependant
C$156
C$160

The fees required must be paid in full, in Canadian currency only, by you or by a third party, at the time the application is dropped off or mailed. These fees are not reimbursed, even if your application is refused. The fees are subject to change at any time.

The increase of fees is not an indication that the program will reopen on this date. We will advise you as soon as the program reopens.

QUEBEC INVESTOR PROGRAM - HONG KONG SEMINAR

The MICC held a seminar given by Mr. Frederic Caillot  (Immigration counselor) on November 23, 2012 in Hong Kong.

Selection on File

  • Currently 12,000 investor files at BIQ-HK.
  • MICC is pushing the Selection on file, aiming to select 1 out of 5 files by Selection on file.
  • BIQ-HK will have 8 interview missions next year, 4000 interviews non-stop.
  • MICC hired many new officers recently and will continue to hire more this year. Currently the MICC 18 file analysts and have already hired an additional 4 analysts and are still looking to hire more. There is also an increase of staff conducting verifications.

Procedure

File processing steps after submission

  1. Opening: the file is checked for completeness (essential documents) and studied if admissible according to the article 3.2.2.1 of immigration law.
  2. Analysis: done by Investment Quebec, analysts find holes and contradictions in the file and made comments in his report.
  3. Selection on file: done by immigration officer with 3 possibilities (Selection on file without interview, additional documentation request or interview convocation).
  4. Interview: done by immigration officer with 3 possibilities (acceptance, intent to refuse, refusal)

Clarity and coherence

  • The file is the perfect tool to communicate the information.
  • All complex elements must be better supported by documentation.
  • The file must facilitate the understanding of the key periods of accumulation of wealth or key elements creating the increase of funds.
  • The narrative document is a key document to explain and describe the candidate path.
  • A good narrative document explains the candidate's path and links all the submitted documents.
  • A good narrative document should be written in a simple, clear and precise on the important elements of accumulation of funds.
  • Incoherence and omissions in the narrative document will diminish the credibility of the file.
  • The coherence and credibility of the candidate's path take precedence on the quantity of documentation.
BRITISH COLUMBIA PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM

Streamlined Application Process for Business Immigration Stream

The BC Provincial Nominee Program is streamlining the assessment process for its Business Immigration categories. For applications received as of June 15, 2012, the initial review will be eliminated and the partial refund of fees will no longer be available.

Suspension of the Fast Track Nomination Option in the Business Immigration Stream

As of November 15, 2012, the BC Provincial Nominee Program is suspending the Fast Track nomination option in its Business Immigration stream pending completion of a review of this program component. The review will assess whether the Fast Track option continues to be aligned with program objectives and supports program integrity.

 

Wishing you and your family Happy Holidays!

 

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