Quebec Investors

  • Quebec plans to implement an online 'virtual waiting room' in time for the approaching application intake period for the Quebec skilled worker , which is scheduled to begin June 13, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. EST (Montréal time).

  • By 2021, it is estimated that Quebec will have to find about 1 million skilled workers to fill the jobs and retirements. However, according to a document obtained by Le Devoir, 52% of applications for immigration of skilled workers were dismissed or denied from the beginning of the year and September 30, 2014.

  • More than 91,000 immigration candidates have submitted expressions of interest through Quebec’s online Arrima portal since it opened last September — a six-month period dominated by the rise of the province’s new Coalition Avenir Québec government.   

  • According to Auditor-General Michael Ferguson’s spring report on selected 700 citizenship applications there were many minor and major mistakes on the officer’s evaluation reports.

  • The (QSWP) will reopen in under a week, with postal applications to be accepted from November 4, 2015. The QSWP is a popular Canadian immigration program, with successful applicants and their families obtaining Canadian permanent resident status.

  • The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal has called on the government of Quebec to increase the overall annual intake of immigrants to the province, from around 50,000 to 60,000. The recommendations were presented yesterday to the Committee on Citizen Relations as part of consultations on immigration planning in Quebec for the period 2017-2019.

  • Quebec’s Minister of Immigration Kathleen Weil has announced a new promotional campaign to encourage immigrant enrollment in French-language courses. The $750,000 initiative will focus on promoting courses through social media and community websites, as well as in newspapers, on the radio and on public transport. Ms Weil outlined the plan on Monday July 11.

  • More than 200,000 new Canadians have been welcomed across Canada so far in 2014–more than double the number of new citizens compared to the same time period in 2013.

  • The Province of Quebec has proposed new regulations for a number of its unique immigration programs, including the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program, or QIIP. Quebec has several immigration programs, some which allow candidates to pursue Canadian permanent residence and some which allow candidate to apply for temporary residence in Canada.

  • At least on paper, Quebec’s new immigration policy is full of promises. The challenge will be to put the plan into action.

  • The Immigrant Investor Venture Capital (IIVC) Pilot Program has reopened. CIC will accept applications until April 15, 2015, or until a maximum of 500 applications are received.

  • There will be a cap of 5,000 complete applications accepted, the announced cap is the same number as the previous year, that opened in January, 2014. Due to the closure of the program for a few years many applicants have been waiting for the opportunity to submit their application therefore the cap was reached in just three weeks. Given that many potential applicants were not able to submit their applications last year , it is likely that the next application cycle will reach its cap as fast as last year therefore it is strongly suggested to have the applications and all required supporting documents prepared prior to the opening date. It is also important to note that applications received before January 2, 2015 will not be accepted and will be returned to the applicant.

  • Community organizations and immigrant lobby groups in Quebec are speaking out against a provincial welfare reform bill 70 that would force require new social assistance applicants to enter the job market as soon as possible.

  • Quebec’s population growth slowed in 2015 as more Quebecers died, fewer babies were born and fewer immigrants settled in the province, but Quebec is expecting to reverse the trend in 2016, thanks to the arrival of Syrian refugees.

  • Should you be interested to apply for permanent residency in United state or Canada there are two investment program that you will be able to obtain the permanent residency much faster than other investment immigration programs in both countries.

  • Earlier this month, Quebec Immigration announced that the Quebec Skilled program cap has been reached. Therefore the only alternative for this group of applicant is Federal Skilled Worker program. The Federal Skilled Worker points system program is on the base of applicant's skills and Work experience.

  • Quebec immigration on 11th of November 2015 has announced that the quota for the first of two application submission periods under the Quebec Skilled worker program has been reached . The next submission period, which will be processed through a new online system, begins on January 18, 2015 with a limited cap of 2800 applications.

  • Canada's Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Navdeep Bains, has overseen the announcement of several research investments. In press releases accompanying these announcements, Bains has stated, "This historic investment by the Government of Canada is a down payment on the government’s vision to position Canada as a global centre for innovation. That means making Canada a world leader in turning ideas into solutions, science into technologies, skills into middle-class jobs and start-up companies into global successes."

  • The submission period for applications to the Quebec skilled worker program has started at 8:30 am and closed at 1:19 p.m. on August 16. Total 5,000 applications to the QSWP were received through Mon projet Quebec.

  • The Canadian province of Manitoba has provided some details regarding expressions of interest and applications made under its business program (MPNP). The program was first launched in February, 2015. This stream operates on an Expression of Interest (EOI) system whereby prospective applicants submit their intention to apply to the program. The most qualified are invited to apply by receiving a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA) from the MPNP.