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Claim for reimbursement of applications submitted under the Regular Skilled Worker Program (RSWP) before August 2, 2018 - An Act to increase Québec’s socio-economic prosperity and adequately meet labour market needs through successful immigrant integration

Have you received a letter of eligibility for reimbursement of your application?

This form allows you to submit a claim for reimbursement of the fees payable for an application submitted under the Regular Skilled Worker Program (RSWP) before August 2, 2018 and covered by the Act to increase Québec's socio-economic prosperity and adequately meet labour market need through successful immigrant integration, which was approved on June 16, 2019.

Under this Act, your application for a Québec selection certificate is terminated because, on the basis that on the date of assent to the Act, a selection, refusal or rejection decision had not been made. The Ministère is currently in the process of refunding the fees paid when these applications were submitted, in accordance with section 28 of the Act.

You can now use our online form to request a refund.

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Request for refund

Here is what you need to do to get your refund:

  1. Access the online refund form
  2. Enter the requested information
  3. Attach the required documents (photocopy of your passport identity page, a specimen cheque if your bank is located in Canada)
  4. Click at the bottom of the page on the "Submit" button

 

The refund will be made by bank transfer according to the information you have provided in the form.

The Ministère will process the refund as soon as possible; however, the delays also depend on your financial institution.

Please note that you can also complete the form, print it and mail it to the following address:

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

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Frequently asked questions

Consult the frequently asked questions section below to learn more about the refund of fees for applications submitted under the Regular Skilled Worker Program (RSWP) before August 2, 2018, which were terminated on June 16, 2019, under the Act to increase Québec's socio-economic prosperity and adequately meet labour market needs through the successful integration of immigrants.

Why terminate applications for the issuance of Québec Selection Certificates for which a decision has not yet been rendered  in the Regular Skilled Worker Program and refund the applicants?
The Ministère wishes to build on its new immigration application management system based on the declaration of interest, which allows it to invite as a priority those who best meet the needs of the Québec labour market to submit a permanent selection application.

The new immigration application management system based on the declaration of interest offers more flexibility to meet the needs of Québec's labour market, in particular by adjusting the invitation criteria to Québec's current and evolving needs.

With its new system, the Ministère also aims to reduce application-to-approval times in order to accelerate the arrival of selected persons in Québec.

How do I know if my request is affected by the refund?
The Act terminated all applications submitted under the Regular Skilled Worker Program (RSWP) before August 2, 2018, for which no selection, refusal or rejection decision had been made as of June 16, 2019.

Precisely, what expenses will be reimbursed?
The Ministère will refund the fees it collected when the application for a Québec Selection Certificate was submitted.

Will the legal and representation costs be refunded?
No, the Ministère will only refund the fees it collected when the application for a Québec Selection Certificate was submitted.

Will the Ministère reimburse the related costs to my application for a selection certificate, such as language testing, etc.?
No, the Ministère will only refund the fees it collected when the application for a Québec Selection Certificate was submitted.

Which documents should be returned with the form?
You must attach a photocopy of the identity page of your passport to the form. If your bank is located in Canada, you must also provide a specimen cheque.

When will candidates be able to obtain their refund and how will it be done?
You can request a refund now, using the online form (see hyperlink) to which you can attach the required documents.

The refund will be made by secure bank transfer according to the information you have provided us in the form.

The Ministère will process the refund as soon as possible; however, the delays also depend on your financial institution.

You can also complete the form, print it and send it by mail to the following address:

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

I completed my form online, but failed to attach my documents (or they are not in compliance). What do I need to do?
Don't worry, the moment we begin processing your request, if a document is missing or non-compliant, we will send you a notification with a link that will allow you to add the missing or compliant document.

Can my representative or lawyer manage my request for refund? And what is the procedure?
If you want a representative or lawyer to act on your behalf for your claim, you must provide a new representation agreement; however, the refund will be sent directly to you.

Here is the link to download the representation agreement. The Ministère underlines that it is not necessary to be represented to obtain a refund.

I do not have a bank account, can I use another person's bank account?
No, it is not possible to use another person's bank account. Please contact our customer service desk for more information.

Does the deletion of an application for which a decision has not been rendered amount to a refusal or rejection decision?
No, because decision has been rendered. The Act terminates applications submitted under the Regular Skilled Worker Program before August 2, 2018, for which no selection, refusal or rejection decision had been made on June 16, 2019.

Does this refund provision apply to claims submitted under the Québec Experience Program?
No, the provision does not affect the Québec Experience Program. It applies only to applications that were submitted under the Regular Skilled Worker Program before August 2, 2018, and for which no decision had been rendered on June 16, 2019.

I am one of the people already employed in Québec who will be invited through Arrima. Do I have to request a refund and pay the fees for my new request?
No, if you are invited to apply under the Act, you will not have to pay the fee again when you apply, unless you wish to add a family member who was not included in your original application.

This way, you do not have to request a refund, as you will not be required to pay the fee for your new selection request.

When you reimburse me, am I still able to make a request?
Yes, you are able to d so by submitting a declaration of interest on the new Arrima platform.

Going forward, the Ministère will use its new system to invite to apply for permanent selection on a priority basis, those who best meet the needs of the Québec labour market.

Here are the main steps to follow when completing a Declaration of Interest:

  1. Create an account using an email address at the following link.
  2. Fill out a declaration of interest form and enter the requested information. It takes an average of 60 minutes to complete the online form. If necessary, consult the tutorial section of the Arrima page for more details on each section of the form.

    Once completed and filed, your form will be placed in the declaration of interest bank from which the Ministère will send invitations.
  3. Make sure to regularly update your declaration of interest according to your situation (new work experience, diplomas, French tests, etc.).

    The new Arrima platform now allows a better match between the profile of foreign nationals and the needs of the Québec labour market. For example, if your profile matches labour requirements, you may be invited to submit a permanent selection request.
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