Draft Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the selection of foreign nationals | Protecteur du Citoyen
January 30, 2015

Draft Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the selection of foreign nationals

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The Québec Ombudsman subscribes to the objectives of the draft Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the selection of foreign nationals, in particular, countering certain abusive applications of the current Regulation and relaxing the requirements for the issuance of Québec certificates of acceptance or selection.

However, it said it was concerned about the amendments regarding the procedure for submitting applications for a selection certificate (CSQ) as a skilled worker, which, as of the spring of 2015, will have to be filed with the  Ministère de l’immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion (MIDI) by Internet.

It therefore made two recommendations: maintain the procedure allowing the main applicant’s spouse to be substituted for the applicant; and take into account the diplomas obtained between the time an application is filed and the time it is assessed by MIDI.