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QSWP intake for Canada PR capped on August 16, 2016- successfully Received 5000 applications

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 17, Aug 2016

visas default image The latest application intake of Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) got capped on August 16, 2016, after receiving the maximum number of applications (i.e. 5,000 applications). This was the 2nd application intake of QSWP in the year 2016. The first intake too received 5,000 applications in the month of June this year.

Applications intake closed within hours

The QSWP received the applications for CSQ (Quebec Selection Certificate) via its ‘Mon Projet Quebec’ online system. The intake opened on August 16, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. Montreal time, however, closed within few hours time after receiving maximum number of applications, i.e. 5,000.

This latest intake was based on the ‘first come first served’ pattern and hence, the applicants who logged in the Mon Projet Quebec on August 16, 2016 were automatically redirected to a ‘Virtual Waiting Room’. As per the schedule first, 5000 applications were accepted in the system, which were complete and accurate from all aspects. Though, the intake was open till August 22, 2016, however, it reached to the maximum limit in less than 5 hours after opening on August 16.

What was overall cap?

The Quebec government had decided the cap of overall 10,000 applications for the period of April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017 had been reached. This cap limit was met via two intakes of QSWP in the year 2016. The first intake was in the month of June, 2016 that accepted 5000 applications and the 2nd and latest intake was the current one only that accepted the same number of applications as well to reach the limit of 10,000 overall for year 2016-17.

Who can still apply?

Though, the QSWP intake for the financial year 2016-17 reached to the maximum limit, however, there are a few applicants, who can still apply if they fulfill the conditions below.

  • The candidates who have a valid job offer from the province of Quebec.
  • The candidates who are residents of Quebec and are eligible to apply in QSWP.
The candidates meeting the conditions above can submit profile in Mon Projet Quebec at any point of time.

Quebec to increase its intake of online Applications

Quebec is looking forward to increase its online application intake during the period 2017-2019. As per the earlier news reports, it plans to gradually increase its intake by adding 2800 additional online applications by 2019. all these accepted would be accepted via Mon Projet Quebec.

How to get Key Assistance to Apply for Canada PR Visa via QSWP or Express Entry System?

If you are willing to get permanent residency (PR) in Canada by applying to any of the Express Entry or QSWP program, you can coordinate with the certified immigration experts at Visas Avenue. The Visas Avenue is a prominent and registered immigration advisory company in India that specializes in Canada Immigration.

You may contact the Visa experts at Visas Avenue on contact nos. 011-48447777 (Delhi), 080-46668222 (Bangalore), or 040-42467777 (Hyderabad). Moreover, you can also send your immigration queries to email id- in order to get appropriate and timely response from the Visa and immigration experts at Visas Avenue.


Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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