Quebec

  • New list of occupations for facilitated LMIA process of Quebec government

    The government of Quebec published this year’s list of occupations for the simplified processing of Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) applications on February 24, 2020.

  • Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program

    CIC News is profiling Canada's various provincial nominee programs over the coming weeks
    Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program has grown exponentially since its creation in the 1990s and now stands second only to the federal Express Entry system as the leading pathway to Canadian permanent residence for skilled foreign workers.

    Recent weeks have seen nominee streams in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia issue more than 2,500 invitations to workers with a range of skills and professional experience to apply for a nomination for Canadian permanent residence.
    Quebec is the only Canadian province that does not take part in the PNP. It has a separate agreement with the federal government that gives it sole responsibility for the selection of economic-class immigrants.

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    Since the PNP’s first year in operation in 1996, when only 233 people were admitted to Canada through the program, it has evolved to the point where its admissions target for 2019 is 61,000.
    Looked at over the next three years, Canada could receive as many as 213,000 new permanent residents through the PNP alone.
    The reasons for this expansion are clear: Canada’s population is ageing, its birth rate is declining and labour shortages are expanding as a result. This trend is especially heightened in smaller provinces, which are also struggling with the loss of residents to other parts of Canada.

  • key formulas to attracting immigrants to smaller communities

    Promoting immigration to smaller provinces, cities, and towns across Canada — a process known as “regionalization” — has been the rage since the 1990s.

  • “Arrima” portal will be available for Quebec Skilled Worker Applicants in September

    The new online portal for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program will only be available to users in September, the province’s Immigration Ministry says. Quebec’s Immigration Ministry, MIDI, said in a news release issued August 17 that the new portal, called Arrima, is undergoing final user experience tests and should be available in September.

  • ‎18,000 immigration applications cancelled: ‎Quebec government passes bill 9 ‎

    The Quebec government has passed a contentious immigration bill in an early-morning vote of 62 ‎to 42.‎

  • 2013 list of areas of training for Quebec Skilled Worker Program released

    The government of Quebec has released the 2013 list of areas of training for Quebec Skilled Worker Program. Those applicants planning to immigrate to Canada through Quebec Skilled Worker Program should contact us immediately to prepare their file before the limit is reached.

  • 2016 Best Destinations In Canada For New Immigrants

    MoneySense's annual ranking of the best cities and towns for new immigrants to Canada has been updated for 2016, with various destinations across the country vying to be crowned number one. The ranking system looks at employment rates, rental costs and existing immigrant populations in communities across Canada.

  • 2016 list of eligible occuption

    2016 list of eligible occupations for simplified treatment is established by Emploi-Québec in collaboration with the Quebec immigration Ministry according to the National Occupational Classification 2006. All occupations are considered to be high-paying positions.

  • 2016 Online Quebec Skilled Worker Cap Intake period

    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).

  • 2016 Quebec Entrepreneur Cap Completed

    Quebec Entrepreneur program is one of the Quebec three business programs. As of April first, 2016 the immigration program was reopened with a limited cap of 50 applications. The next intake will start April 01, 2017.

  • 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program immigration lottery

    IRCC will process up to 10,000 applications as part of its 2020 PGP intake. In 2021, it will open a new PGP window and process up to 30,000 applications.

  • 50% of Quebec skilled worker applications are refused in 2014

    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.

  • 70% of Canadian Population Growth in the final quarter of 2017 were International migration

    International migration continued to drive Canadian population growth in the final quarter of 2017, accounting for nearly 70 percent of the increase seen during that three-month period, new Statistics Canada data reveal. The federal agency said international migration, which includes immigration, return emigration and net non-permanent residents, “remained the main driver of population growth” between October 1, 2017, and January 1, 2018.

  • 83% of women aged 25-54 participated in Canada’s labour market in 2018

    Newfoundland and Quebec saw fastest participation rate growth between 2008 and 2018, Statistics Canada says

  • A new Action Plan for Increasing Francophone Immigrants Outside of Quebec

    By 2023, 4.4% of all immigrants settling outside of Quebec would be French-speaking under a joint federal-provincial plan. A new joint action plan uniting Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial governments is aiming to raise the number of French-speaking immigrants who are settling outside of Quebec.

  • A new bill on immigration was introduced today in the National Assembly

    The bill  9was introduced today in the National Assembly.

  • Additional points in Express Entry

    The Honourable Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today announced that French-speaking and bilingual candidates will receive additional points under the Express Entry system.
    This change will help deliver on the government’s commitment to reach the target of 4.4% French-speaking immigrant admissions outside Quebec by 2023.

  • Ahmed Hussen highlights Canada's role in resettling refugees as his proudest success in office

    Canada’s Immigration Minister, Ahmed Hussen, played up the positive impact of immigrants and refugees on the country and its economy in an address this week to international immigration experts gathered in the nation’s capital city, Ottawa.

  • An overview of Canada’s PNP immigration results in October 2020

    Alberta
    Alberta announced it is launching a new expression of interest portal and a new immigration pathway for recent international student graduates from Alberta post-secondary institutions.

  • Another Disappointment for Quebec Skilled Worker Application Subission

    Another disappointment for Quebec skilled worker applicant.