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  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The bill  9was introduced today in the National Assembly.

  • Another disappointment for Quebec skilled worker applicant.

  • 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.   

  • 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.

  • New system applies to some Canadian permanent applications received starting July 31, 2018 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will now provide some Canadian permanent residence applicants with processing times that are forward-looking, rather than estimations based on historical data.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A change in the eligibility requirements for skilled worker Francophone applicants who are interested to apply for jobs in Canada. These changes will allow Canadian employers outside the province of Quebec to hire French-speaking workers more easily than before.

  • The province of Ontario announced two new invitation rounds where Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 351 were issued an invitation.