31. Upon receipt of an application for a selection certificate made by a foreign national in the economic class, the Minister shall assess the foreign national’s application or the application of the foreign national’s accompanying spouse, including de facto spouse, whichever application is the most advantageous as regards the awarding of the points prescribed in the Regulation respecting weighting.
Despite the first paragraph, the first paragraph does not apply
(a) where the accompanying spouse, including de facto spouse, is not a foreign national in the economic class;
(b) where the foreign national files an application under section 5.01 and the accompanying spouse, including de facto spouse, stays in Québec without being a temporary resident within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (SOR/02-227).
R.R.Q., 1981, c. M-23.1, r. 2, s. 31; O.C. 1109-92, s. 4; O.C. 1041-93, s. 3; O.C. 563-96, s. 1; O.C. 413-2000, s. 10; O.C. 728-2002, s. 21; O.C. 838-2006, s. 21; O.C. 1289-2009, s. 7.