Dear all, I would like to start a new thread for those who applied to QIIP in recent year. This is in spite of various threads because those mostly discussed the process AFTER the CSQ and it seems there are many recent developments that may have altered processing time, etc. Here is some important recent development that might interest you, my fellow applicants: 1. Only small portion of applicants now are invited to interview. (see note #1) 2. Change in Quebec Governing party may affect negatively the processing time of QIIP applications. (See note #2) I applied QIIP in February 2018 and so far (22 January 2019) it is almost 12 months now, and haven’t heard back from the agent, the bank, MIDI whatsoever. I have heard (in this forum) cases of hearing back within 8-9 months so this starts to get me nervous. My question to you is: what was your timeline for QIIP? Thank you in advance. Note #1: https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/special/2018/09/programme-immigrants-investisseurs/visas-pression-fonctionnaires-canada-failles-passeports-quebec/index.html The information for pre-CSQ is that "the rate of accepted candidates without interviews, in all regions, has skyrocketed from 14% in 2013 to 74%. today." Note #2: https://www.imidaily.com/program-updates/quebec-to-cut-qiip-selection-by-up-to-65-in-2019-pr-wait-time-to-double/ "But since, while keeping the application quota unchanged, the government has decided to reduce by more than 50% the number of CSQs it hands out, a CSQ backlog will grow sharply. The wait-times for Canadian federal permanent residency, however, may shorten within a few years, as admission rates remain greater than those of selection. "