50. The Minister may make a decision on the receipt and processing of applications filed with the Minister in accordance with Chapter III. Such a decision is made taking into account such elements as the guidelines and the objectives set out in the annual immigration plan, Québec’s economic and labour needs and capacity to receive and integrate immigrants or the public interest.
Such a decision may pertain to the maximum number of applications the Minister intends to receive, the period for receiving applications, the terms and conditions for suspending the receipt of applications, the order of priority for processing applications, the suspension of the processing of applications and the disposition of applications not yet under examination.
The Minister’s decision may, if it so specifies, apply to applications received before its effective date. In such a case, the Minister informs the persons concerned and, if applicable, returns the sums they have paid as fees.
2016, c. 3, s. 50; 2019, c. 11, s. 15112019, c. 11, s. 15122019, c. 11, s. 1513.