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Request for an administrative review

You can submit a request for an administrative review of a decision to refuse your application for a Québec selection or acceptance certificate if you have reason to believe that a legal, factual (omission or misinterpretation of the facts) or clerical error (calculation or writing error) resulted in a decision to refuse on our part, and if your application was submitted under one of the following programs:

  • Businesspeople
  • Permanent workers
  • Temporary workers (only if your application was submitted before April 30, 2015)
  • Foreign students
  • Humanitarian immigration (except family class)

For your application to be reviewed, you must indicate all of the elements that you believe were improperly assessed. You must specify what the legal, factual or clerical error is. If applicable, you must enclose, in support of your request for a review, all documents or information that are not already in your file.

Do not send original copies of documents, unless indicated otherwise, since the documents submitted will not be returned.

For information on the format of the documents to submit:

  • applicants who submitted their applications under the Regular Skilled Worker Program must refer to the List of authorities recognized for certifying documents.
  • applicants who submitted their applications under another program must refer to the list of documents or supporting documents required for the program in question.

The request for a review must be signed and accompanied by a photocopy of the letter of refusal as well as the related documents.

It must be received by the Ministère within a maximum of 90th days following the date indicated on the letter of refusal. This timeframe begins the day after the letter of refusal was sent and ends on the 90th day. If the 90th day falls on a statutory holiday in Québec, the timeframe is extended to the following working day.

Any document sent after this timeframe will not be reviewed by the Service de la révision administrative. Note that only the Ministère’s seal constitutes proof of receipt of your request.

You must send your request by mail to the following address:

Révision administrative
Ministère de l'Immigration et des Communautés culturelles
285, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, 4e étage
Montréal (Québec)  H2Y 1T8
CANADA

We do not accept any requests by fax, telephone or e-mail.

Be sure to write ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW on the first page of your request to avoid unnecessary delays. Note that only the Ministère’s seal will constitute proof of receipt of your request.

An acknowledgement of receipt will be sent to you within 30 days of the date of receipt of your request on condition that it is complete and respects the requirements described above. Otherwise, you will receive a letter specifying the reasons for refusing to process your request.

Processing times

Processing times for requests for an administrative review vary depending on the category, volume and complexity of the requests.

Category Processing times
Businesspeople
On August 28, 2017, we began processing requests for review received in January 2017.
Skilled workers On August 28, 2017, we began processing requests for review received in June 2017.
Foreign students On August 28, 2017, we began processing requests for review received in August 2017.
Humanitarian immigration
(except family class)
On August 28, 2017, we began processing requests for review received in June 2017.

 

Note: Processing times for requests for administrative review are updated on a quarterly basis.

 

  IMPORTANT  

You cannot submit a request for an administrative review if:

  • you received a letter from us indicating that the Ministère:
    • intends to reject or rejects your request,
    • is cancelling your Certificat de sélection du Québec,
    • is refusing to issue you a Certificat de sélection du Québec under the Programme de l’expérience québécoise (Québec experience program);
  • the 90-day timeframe as indicated in the letter of intention to refuse that you received from the Ministère has not yet expired;
  • at your request, the Ministère closed your immigration file.
 
     
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