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The Government of Quebec has announced new intake caps for its skilled worker, investor, entrepreneur and self employed immigration programs. By enforcing strict limits on application acceptance, Quebec is ensuring that it will receive a manageable load of applications this year. It will also reward proactive individuals who prepare and submit applications as soon as possible, before caps close.

The new intake caps are as follows:

Skilled Workers - Between April 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015, a maximum of 6,500 applications will be accepted for review by the Quebec Skilled Worker (QSW) program.

Investors - between September 8th and 19th, 2014, the Quebec Investor Program will accept a maximum of 1,750 applications for review. No more than 1,200 applications will be accepted from any one country. There is no cap for investors who speak at least a high-intermediate level of French.

Entrepreneurs and Self-Employed Persons - The Government of Quebec will accept a maximum of 500 applications from entrepreneurs and self-employed persons.

What This Means for Skilled Workers

Applicants to the QSW program will see the greatest change in application intake. The upcoming year's cap of 6,500 is less than half than the 20,000-application limit that was instituted this past year.

In the past ten months, over 10,000 applications were accepted for review by the QSW program. If interest in the program continues to grow, it means that in the coming month's applicants will have to work fast to prepare their applications before the cap fills.

What This Means for Investors

The cap put on the Quebec Investor Program is equivalent to this past year. This past year, despite accepting just 1,750 new programs inside a limited time-frame, the ever-popular program received programs from over 5,000 investors.

At the moment, no additional bulletins happen to be made about Quebec programs continuing to move forward. One factor that may be sure, however, is the fact that Quebec will still be a well known place to go for immigrants from around the globe.

To find out if you are eligible for a Quebec immigration program, please fill out a free online assessment today.