the CanadaVisa Team - 13 June, 2016
Mon projet Québec, the online immigration application management system used by the government of Quebec for its Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), has reached its maximum number of 5,000 applications submitted within hours. The intake period, which began at 8:30 a.m. this morning (Montreal time), closed at 12:58 p.m. this afternoon.
Interested candidates who do not yet have a Mon projet Québec account may create one as of June 20, 2016. These candidates will be able to submit an application during a second intake period later in 2016, the exact dates of which are expected to be announced shortly. During this second intake period, Quebec will receive an additional 5,000 applications.
The announcement that an additional 5,000 applications will be received by Quebec later in the year is likely to be well received by candidates who have already created a Mon projet Québec account, as the previous schedule quota prior to today’s intake period was set at 2,800 applications to be accepted.
Note that candidates who have a job offer validated by the Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion (the Quebec government department overseeing immigration to the province) and those who are temporary residents of Quebec and are authorized to submit an application for a CSQ are not affected by the closure of this intake period. These candidates are welcome to submit their application at any time.