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New Work Permit Opportunities for Quebec Investor Candidates Under International Mobility Program

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Starting January 1, 2024, a new agreement between Canada and Quebec has opened doors for selected investor candidates, offering them the chance to apply for open work permits under the International Mobility Program (IMP). Here’s what you need to know about this initiative:

Key Highlights:

  • Eligibility for Open Work Permits: Investor candidates who have received a Quebec notice of intent to select are now eligible to apply for an open work permit under the administrative code T10.
  • Application Requirements: Candidates must apply online through the IRCC Secure Account and include a Quebec notice of intent to select in their application.
  • Conditions for Application: Applications must be made within 6 months of receiving the notice of intent to select. Late applications will be refused.
  • Family Member Eligibility: Family members of the principal applicant can also apply for open work permits, restricted to the province of Quebec.

Application Details:

  • Document Requirements: Applicants must provide the Quebec notice of intent to select issued by the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI).
  • Validity and Renewals: The initial open work permit may be issued for up to 36 months or until the expiry of the passport, whichever is first. One renewal for a maximum of 24 months is allowed under specific conditions.

Fees and Biometrics:

  • Fees: Applicants must pay a $155 work permit processing fee and a $100 open work permit holder fee.
  • Biometrics: A biometric fee of $85 is required, with certain exemptions based on age and other criteria.

Application Assessment:

  • Officer Review: Immigration officers will assess each application to ensure all eligibility criteria are met. Genuine documentation and adherence to guidelines are crucial for approval.
  • Family Members: Applications for family members should be made concurrently and are subject to similar assessment standards.

Important Considerations:

  • Province of Destination: The work permits issued under this program are specifically for the province of Quebec.
  • Study Permits for Dependents: Family members eligible for study permits must also comply with the specific conditions set out under the IMP.

This new agreement highlights Canada’s commitment to facilitating the integration of international investors into the Quebec economy, while ensuring robust standards are maintained in the application and approval processes. For more detailed information and to apply, visit the official IRCC website.

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