In a recent announcement made on June 26 by the Quebec government, Quebec Skilled Worker Program candidates who receive an invitation to apply for a Quebec Selection Certificate will now only have 60 calendar days to file a complete application rather than the previous deadline of 90 days.
A similar reduction was introduced exactly one year ago by the federal government in the Express Entry system.
Apart from the shortened application deadline, there are two other measures announced by the Government of Quebec.
The Quebec government also announced that Expressions of Interest (EOIs) currently in the Quebec Skilled Worker Program‘s bank of candidates will remain valid for an additional six months.
In another measure, the government announced that the EOIs of candidates who decline an invitation to apply for a Quebec Selection Certificate (Certificat de sélection du Quebec, or CSQ) will remain in the bank of candidates for their full validity period.
The Government of Quebec said that all three measures announced on June 26 will take effect immediately.