Annually, Canada unveils its Quebec Immigration Level Plan, a roadmap shaping the country’s intake of new permanent residents for the upcoming three years. This plan, exclusively focusing on new permanent residents, brings stability and predictability for immigrants and stakeholders alike, omitting considerations for international students or temporary workers.
Immigration Targets 2024-2026
Canada remains steadfast in its immigration targets. In 2024, the objective is to welcome 485,000 new immigrants, maintaining this figure in 2025. The plan introduces an ambitious goal of 500,000 new immigrants for both 2025 and 2026.
This information aligns with the Immigration Levels Plan 2023-2025, offering continuity and stability for prospective immigrants. The recent update includes the 2026 target and additional insights into the distribution of immigrants across various classes and programs from 2024 to 2026.
Stay tuned for further details as Canada continues its commitment to welcoming newcomers and shaping the future of its diverse and inclusive society.
Quebec Immigration Levels Plan
Distribution by Immigration Class
- Economic Class: Prioritizing economic growth and addressing labor shortages, the plan targets 281,135 newcomers in 2024, increasing to 301,250 in 2025 and 2026.
- Family Class: Demonstrating Canada’s dedication to family reunification, the targets for family-class immigrants are set at 114,000 in 2024 and 118,000 in 2025 and 2026.
- Refugee and Humanitarian Classes: Upholding Canada’s humanitarian commitments, the plan welcomes 76,115 refugees in 2024, with stable targets for subsequent years. Humanitarian class targets are 13,750 in 2024, decreasing to 8,000 in 2025 and 2026.
- French-speaking immigrants: Part of the plan involves increasing French-speaking permanent resident targets outside Quebec, aiming for 6% in 2024, 7% in 2025, and 8% in 2026.
To support the plan, the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) adopts a comprehensive approach. This involves coordination, collaboration, communication, and partnerships across different government levels and stakeholders.
Immigration Process in Quebec
Quebec, a province with distinctive immigration autonomy, manages its immigration programs through the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI).
Role of Quebec’s Immigration Ministry
- MIFI evaluates applicants’ eligibility for a CSQ under Quebec’s different categories, such as immigration, labor market requirements, business needs, refugee, and humanitarian grounds.
- Following assessment, MIFI grants a Quebec Selection Certificate, or Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ) to applicants. These candidates can then apply for permanent residency in Quebec to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Quebec’s Economic Immigration Programs
Quebec offers three major Economic Immigration Programs:
Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) or Regular Skilled Worker Program
Suited for skilled workers intending to work and settle in Quebec. Candidates submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) application, scored on different criteria by immigration authorities, leading to a certificate for permanent residency.
Quebec Experience Class, or Programme de l’expérience québécoise (PEQ)
Ideal for candidates who have studied in Quebec, hold an eligible diploma, and skilled workers with valid work experience in the province.
Quebec Business Immigration
This program, with various subprograms, caters to investors, entrepreneurs, self-employed individuals, and business owners with the necessary resources for work and settlement in Quebec.
Feel free to connect with our authorized RCICs to explore more about Quebec Immigration. Our licensed experts will evaluate your profile meticulously and guide you toward a suitable immigration program.