July 09, 2013

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:
Hong Kong
Effective August 1, 2013, several changes will be made to the immigration rules and procedures.

New rules have been adopted regarding procedures for the intake and processing of certain applications for a selection certificate submitted by permanent workers, investors, businesspeople and self-employed workers. These new rules will be in effect from August 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014.

The points in the selection grid granted to candidates for language knowledge have also changed.

Lastly, a new list of areas of training will enter into effect as of August 1, 2013.


i. Maximum number of applications

The Ministère will accept a maximum of 1750 applications for a Certificat de sélection du Québec under the Investor program, with a maximum of 1200 applications per country, exceeding which the applications received will be returned to the candidates.

This maximum number of applications does not apply to you if you have an advanced intermediate level of French demonstrated by a standardized test.

ii. New fee schedule
Effective August 1, 2013, you must pay a fee of $10,000 for review of your application for a Certificat de sélection du Québec. Since this fee covers your entire file, family members will not be required to pay additional fees.

iii. Order of priority for processing applications
Your application can be submitted at any time if you have advanced intermediate knowledge of French demonstrated by a standardized test.

iv. Requirements for submitting an application
You must submit your application according to the following requirements:

Your application must be received between August 1 and 16, 2013, by regular mail only.
The order of priority for processing applications received will be determined by random draw. 
You can only submit one application. If an applicant sends two or more applications their Immigration application will automatically be refused
v. List of documents to enclose with your application for a selection certificate
Please note that the New Document checklist has been posted on our website.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your IA team.
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