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Quebec Immigration Levels Plan

Quebec immigration plans to select 24,500 to 30,000 immigration candidates to become permanent Quebec residents. Out of this total, the estimate of skilled workers number is 18,000 to 22,000, business immigrants number are 1,500 to 2,300, and nearly 5,000 to 5,700 immigrants under their economic immigration programs. In addition to this, in the year 2022, the Quebec immigration authorities plan to receive additional 18,000 immigrants’ applications.

Quebec Immigration Process

Quebec is one of the Canadian provinces that hold more authority in its immigration programs as compared to Canada federal authorities. Thus, its immigration process is taken care by Quebec’s Immigration Ministry, the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI).

Quebec Immigration Ministry Role

  • MIFI evaluates the applicants’ eligibility for a CSQ under Quebec’s different categories, such as immigration, labor market requirement, business needs, refugee and humanitarian grounds.
  • As per the assessment, MIFI grants Quebec Selection Certificate, or Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ) to applicants. These candidates can apply for permanent residency in Quebec to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Quebec’s Economic Immigration Programs

There are three major Quebec Economic Immigration Programs:

Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) or the Regular Skilled Worker Program: This program is suitable for skilled workers who intend to work and permanently settle in Quebec. Under this program, candidates have to send an Expression of Interest (EOI) application, which is further scored on different criteria by immigration authorities. Basis the given score, a certificate for permanent residency is issued.

Quebec Experience Class, or Programme de l’expérience québécoise (PEQ): This program is suitable for candidates who have studied in Quebec and hold an eligible diploma and for candidates who are skilled workers with valid work experience in the province. 

Quebec Business Immigration: This program has further various subprograms that suit the requirement of investors, entrepreneurs, self-employed ones, and business owners who have enough resources for work and want to settle in Quebec.

Feel free to connect with our authorized RCICs to know more about the Quebec Economic Immigration Programs. Our licensed experts will carefully evaluate your profile and guide you to a suitable immigration program.