44. The Minister determines the criteria or sets of criteria on the basis of which the Minister invites foreign nationals to file an application for selection in accordance with section 10 as well as their order of priority. The Minister may also rank foreign nationals, in particular by applying a score or determining whether or not the invitation criteria or sets of invitation criteria are met by each foreign national.
The Minister’s decision is valid for a maximum period of 24 months and may be modified at any time during that period. The Minister publishes the decision in the Gazette officielle du Québec and in any medium the Minister considers appropriate. The decision takes effect on the date of its publication or on any later date specified in it.
An invitation criterion may be a score, a selection condition or criterion or any other criterion relating to a foreign national’s ability to successfully stay or settle in Québec, such as training or a trade or occupation. Such an invitation criterion may notably also be a region of destination in Québec, a country or region affected by a humanitarian crisis or the existence of an international commitment.