Before August 2, 2018 – An Act to increase Québec’s socio-economic prosperity and adequately meet labour market needs through successful immigrant integration
Have you received a letter of eligibility for reimbursement of your application?
This form allows you to submit a claim for reimbursement of the fees payable for an application submitted under the Regular Skilled Worker Program (RSWP) before August 2, 2018 and covered by the Act to increase Québec’s socio-economic prosperity and adequately meet labour market need through successful immigrant integration, which was approved on June 16, 2019.
Under this Act, your application for a Québec selection certificate is terminated because, on the basis that on the date of assent to the Act, a selection, refusal or rejection decision had not been made. The Ministère is currently in the process of refunding the fees paid when these applications were submitted, in accordance with section 28 of the Act.
Access the online refund form
Attach the required documents
The refund will be made by bank transfer according to the information you have provided in the form.
The Ministère will process the refund as soon as possible; however, the delays also depend on your financial institution.
The Ministère wishes to build on its new immigration application management system based on the declaration of interest, which allows it to invite as a priority those who best meet the needs of the Québec labour market to submit a permanent selection application.
The new immigration application management system based on the declaration of interest offers more flexibility to meet the needs of Québec’s labour market, in particular by adjusting the invitation criteria to Québec’s current and evolving needs.
With its new system, the Ministère also aims to reduce application-to-approval times in order to accelerate the arrival of selected persons in Québec.
The Act terminated all applications submitted under the Regular Skilled Worker Program (RSWP) before August 2, 2018, for which no selection, refusal or rejection decision had been made as of June 16, 2019.
The Ministère will refund the fees it collected when the application for a Québec Selection Certificate was submitted.
The Ministère will only refund the fees it collected when the application for a Québec Selection Certificate was submitted.
No, the Ministère will only refund the fees it collected when the application for a Québec Selection Certificate was submitted.
You must attach a photocopy of the identity page of your passport to the form. If your bank is located in Canada, you must also provide a specimen cheque.
You can request a refund now, using the online form to which you can attach the required documents.
The refund will be made by secure bank transfer according to the information you have provided us in the form.
The moment we begin processing your request, if a document is missing or non-compliant, we will send you a notification with a link that will allow you to add the missing or compliant document.
If you want a representative or lawyer to act on your behalf for your claim, you must provide a new representation agreement; however, the refund will be sent directly to you.
It is not possible to use another person’s bank account.
The Act terminates applications submitted under the Regular Skilled Worker Program before August 2, 2018, for which no selection, refusal or rejection decision had been made on June 16, 2019.
The provision does not affect the Québec Experience Program. It applies only to applications that were submitted under the Regular Skilled Worker Program before August 2, 2018, and for which no decision had been rendered on June 16, 2019.
If you are invited to apply under the Act, you will not have to pay the fee again when you apply, unless you wish to add a family member who was not included in your original application.
This way, you do not have to request a refund, as you will not be required to pay the fee for your new selection request.
You are able to do so by submitting a declaration of interest on the new Arrima platform.
Going forward, the Ministère will use its new system to invite to apply for permanent selection on a priority basis, those who best meet the needs of the Québec labour market.
Fill out a declaration of interest form and enter the requested information. It takes an average of 60 minutes to complete the online form. If necessary, consult the tutorial section of the Arrima page for more details on each section of the form.
The new Arrima platform now allows a better match between the profile of foreign nationals and the needs of the Québec labour market. For example, if your profile matches labour requirements, you may be invited to submit a permanent selection request.
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For more details on any aspect of immigration, please do not hesitate to contact my office. You can speak to me in English, French, Farsi and Italian.
Immigration Michael Monfared
Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant