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  • Quebec another promises and updates

    Immigration levels to Quebec could reach 52,500 in 2022 under new proposals introduced by the province’s government on June 7.
    This would translate to an increase of 10,500 newcomers to Quebec from this year’s maximum of 42,000 and mark an approximate return to the immigration level that was in place before the election of the province’s new Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) government in October 2018.Between 2015 and 2018, Quebec’s immigration levels were 53,084, 52,388 et 51,118, respectively.
    Other proposals outlined in the new document include:
    • Favouring foreign workers and foreign nationals with a degree in Québec who meet the province’s labour market needs and who are already living in Quebec as temporary residents;
    • Favouring skilled applicants with in-demand training or a validated job offer who match short-term labour market needs in Quebec;
    • Expediting the arrival of economic-class immigrants in order to respond more quickly to Quebec’s labour needs;
    • Supporting efforts by employers in all regions of Quebec to recruit temporary foreign workers by reducing delays before their arrival and to facilitate procedures to meet the needs of the workforce. short-term work;
    • Promoting the selection of immigrants who know Quebec’s democratic values and the values enshrined in Quebec’s Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms;
    • Expanding the number of adult immigrants who speak French by expanding access to government-run French language training;
    • Encouraging the permanent immigration of young people to counter the province’s ageing and declining population.
    A CAQ move to dismiss a backlog of more than 18,000 pending applications to the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) under proposed legislation known as Bill 9 was blocked by a court order in February.

    Quebec’s Immigration Minister, Simon-Jolin Barrette, said the applications were submitted when the QSWP operated on a first-come, first-served basis, which he said was not in touch with Quebec’s workforce needs.

  • Quebec asking delay for changes to Temporary Foreign Worker program

    Although the province of Quebec is seeking a delay on the Federal government changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, but the federal government does not appear to be willing to listen.

  • Quebec Business Program Announcement

    Quebec Immigration has announced the cap and opening dates for the all three Quebec Business programs as follow:

  • Quebec changed its immigration program

    The new Regulation Respecting Immigration to Québec (RIQ) was drawn up by the Government in order to improve Québec’s actions with regard to immigration and foster the full participation of immigrants in the development of Québec and its regions. The new regulation will enter into force on August 2 and will allow the full deployment of the Act respecting immigration to Québec. The RIQ aims to improve all the programs of the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion and ensure that all the regions of Québec benefit from the contribution of immigration.

  • Quebec continues invitation rounds with ‎second draw from Arrima

    Details from the first two draws through Quebec's Arrima ‎system have been released

  • Quebec government pledges new funding to help businesses recruit temporary foreign workers

    More Quebec employers are turning to temporary foreign workers to address labour shortages in the province

  • Quebec government will ‘prioritize’ skilled worker applicants already living in province

    Quebec Premier François Legault addressed his government’s controversial move to dismiss a backlog of 18,000 pending skilled worker applications Thursday, saying the province will prioritize 3,700 applications from candidates already working in the province on temporary permits.

  • Quebec IIP – results

    The period of acceptance of Quebec Investor application from August 1st and August 16th has terminated.

  • Quebec Immigrant Investor Program no longer accepting applications from Iran

    Pursuant to sanctions imposed against Iran by the Government of Canada, Quebec Immigration announced that as of November 21, 2011 they will no longer accept applications under the Immigrant Investor Program from Iranians in Iran. Applications received after November 21, 2011 will be returned to the applicant. Applications received prior to November 21, 2011 will not be affected and should be processed as usual. Quebec Immigration however has not stated whether they will accept applications from Iranians living outside Iran.

  • Quebec Immigration has officially announced the reopening of the QCIIP from 1st August 2013.

    The following important points should be noted as now being confirmed by the authorities:

  • Quebec Immigration employee was charged with bribing activities

    One of Quebec immigration officers was charged with cheating the government and mistreatment of confidence, on allegations he requested large sums of money to speed immigration cases.

  • Quebec Immigration has announced new caps for Skilled workers , self employed and Entrepreneurs for the period of April 01,2015 until March 31.2016

    According to the latest announcement by the Quebec Immigration authorities , a maximum cap of 6300 applications will be accepted from eligible applicants under the Quebec skilled worker program , which is due to reopen later this year . Last year's cap was 6500 which was completed within 4 months .

  • Quebec immigration programs are subject to change as of April 2015

    The province of Quebec is considering public consultation by the end of January prior to apply any changes to its immigration policies.

  • Quebec Investor Program

    Although it has not officially announced but rumor has it that the Investor program of Quebec province will reopen and accept limited applications as of August 01.2013. Due to the fact that the program has been closed for more than a year therefore the reopening is eagerly anticipated. We will provide more detailed information on parameters of the investment, new application fees and quotas to all shortly.

  • Quebec is backing up from increase Immigration Levels to 60,000

    The suggestion (Law 77) came into effect April 16, 2016. The new system aims to respond better to Quebec's ongoing labour market needs by adopting an Expression of Interest (EOI) model; the government can assemble a bank of candidates best suited to Quebec’s needs. Candidates are then be invited to apply for immigration on a priority basis.

  • Quebec issues first invitations to skilled worker candidates with an Arrima profile

    MIDI says several invitation rounds will be held between now and January 16, 2020

  • Quebec Last application Intake for 2016 Limited Cap is set for August 16th

    From August 16-22, 2016, the Ministère will receive 5,000 selection certificate applications under the Regular Skilled Worker Program. Starting at 8:30 a.m. (Montréal time), applicants who wish to access Mon projet Québec will be automatically directed to a virtual waiting room that will allow them to keep their place in line. Their position in line and the number of people waiting ahead of them will be displayed on screen.

  • Quebec Makes Important changes in Arima

    Jun 26, 2019 – Quebec has introduced three important changes to its selection system, as the immigration ministry (MIDI) prepares to issue the first invites from the Arrima portal.
    A regulation effective June 26, 2019 makes the following changes:

  • Quebec must apply tougher regulations to fight discrimination against immigrants in workplace

    The president of the province’s largest trade union says the government, workers and unions themselves need to do more to fight racism and discrimination against immigrants in the workplace.

  • Quebec Provides Update on Delivery of Services Through ‘Mon Projet Québec’ Immigration System

    The government of Quebec has released a news update regarding Mon projet Québec, an online immigration application management system used by the province of Quebec to process applications under theQuebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP).