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Notice – Class action against the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion

The period for submitting an individual claim under class action settlement 500-06-000660- 130 ended on October 17, 2019.

In compliance with terms of a judgement rendered by the Superior Court on June 19, 2019, the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversitté; et de l’Inclusion distributes the following notice:

QUEBEC REGULAR SKILLED WORKER IMMIGRATION PROGRAM –
CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT

NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT APPROVAL


Read this notice carefully as it may affect your legal rights.

You are receiving this notice because you may be eligible for compensation, as explained below.

WHICH CLASS MEMBERS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR COMPENSATION?

This notice is intended for persons who filed an application with the Québec Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion for a Québec Selection Certificate (“CSQ”) in the Regular Skilled Worker programme and who fulfill the following conditions:

  • Group 1: Individuals whose CSQ Applications were filed between February 1st, 2012 and May 31, 2013; whose CSQ Application contained an immigration form A-1520-AA or A-1520-AF indicating that their CSQ application would be processed in accordance with the regulations in force at the time of filing with the MIDI or the language "Your application for a selection certificate will be processed based on the regulations in effect when it was submitted”; and whose CSQ Application was refused subsequent to the entry into force of the selection grid on August 1st, 2013.
  • Group 2: Individuals whose application for a CSQ was filed before February 1st, 2012 or between June 1st, 2013 and July 7th, 2013; and whose CSQ application was refused subsequent to the entry into force of the selection grid on August 1st, 2013.
  • Group 3: Individuals whose application for a CSQ was filed between July 8th, 2013 and March 8th, 2017; and whose CSQ application was refused subsequent to the entry into force of the selection grid on March 8th, 2017.

 

(the “Eligible Class Members”).

PURPOSE OF THIS NOTICE:

On February 19, 2018, the Superior Court of Québec (the “Court”) authorized a class action against the Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion (the “Minister”) and the Government of Québec (collectively, the “Defendants”).

A Settlement Agreement has been reached between the Plaintiffs and the Defendants. The Settlement Agreement is not an admission of liability on the part of the Defendants.

Pursuant to the Settlement Agreement, each Eligible Class Member (defined above) is entitled to receive compensation as follows:

  • Group 1: 50% of the fees paid by a member of group 1 to submit his or her CSQ Application;
  • Group 2: 25% of the fees paid by a member of group 2 to submit his or her CSQ Application; and
  • Group 3: 25% of the fees paid by a member of group 3 to submit his or her CSQ Application.

 

Membership in the Class was closed on June 19, 2019. This means that if your application was refused after this date, you are not a member of the Class and are not bound by the terms of the Settlement Agreement.

On June 19, 2019, the Superior Court of Québec rendered a judgment approving the Settlement Agreement (the “Judgment”).

SUBMITTING A CLAIM

If you are a Class Member, you are bound by the terms of the Settlement Agreement. Only Eligible Class Members will receive compensation pursuant to the Settlement Agreement.

In order to receive compensation, you have until October 17, 2019 to fill out the form Individual claim form pertaining to class action settlement 500-06-000669-193 which is available at the following website:

https://arrima.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/action-collective

You can also send the form by mail to:

Direction de l'enregistrement et de l'évaluation comparative
Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion
285, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, 4e étage
Montréal, Québec H2Y 1T8
Canada

If you choose to submit your claim by regular mail, it must be postmarked by October 17, 2019 in order to be processed.

If you do not submit the form through the website or by regular mail by this deadline, you will not receive any compensation from the MIDI.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND QUESTIONS

The complete versions of the Settlement Agreement and the Applications for Approval can be found at www.imk.ca.

For any questions concerning the Settlement Agreement and the Applications for Approval, please communicate with the Plaintiffs’ counsel:

Me Olga Redko
IMK LLP
Place Alexis Nihon | Tower 2
3500 De Maisonneuve Boulevard West, Suite 1400
Montréal, Québec H3Z 3C1
Email : oredko@imk.ca
Tel: 514 934-7742
Fax: 514 935-2999

Please be advised that the present notice only contains a summary of the Applications for Approval. In case of conflict between this notice and the applications, the Applications for Approval will govern.

THIS NOTICE WAS AUTHORIZED BY THE HONOURABLE PEPITA G. CAPRIOLO, J.C.S.


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