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Quebec's Evolving Immigration Landscape

Navigating Quebec’s Evolving Immigration Landscape: Insights into Recent Changes

Quebec, a province renowned for its unique immigration policies, has recently introduced significant amendments to its immigration regulations, ushering in new policies and pilot programs that will shape the immigration landscape. These changes, effective from November 23, 2023, bear implications for various immigration streams, necessitating a closer look to understand their impact. New Economic Pilot...

Quebec RSWP Draw

Quebec RSWP Draw Welcomes 1,210 Candidates to Permanent Residency

Quebec’s Ministry of Immigration, Francisation, and Integration (MIFI) marked a significant milestone on November 16, 2023, with the commencement of the 16th draw under the Quebec RSWP (Regular Skilled Worker Program). This draw, a beacon of hope for 1,210 candidates, represents a crucial step towards their dream of obtaining permanent residency in Quebec. The Invitations...

Quebec's Simplified LMIA

Quebec’s Simplified LMIA Processing: An Overview of Eligibility and Criteria

In Quebec, the Ministry of Immigration annually releases an updated list of occupations eligible for simplified processing through the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) system. This process is unique to Quebec, which operates independently from the rest of Canada in terms of its immigration policies, regulations, and programs for foreign nationals seeking residency in the...

Quebec Recent Draw

Quebec’s Recent Draw: 1,006 Candidates Invited to Apply for Permanent Residence

On June 22, 2023, The Minister of Immigration, Francization, and Integration (MIFI) recently conducted a new draw for the Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program (RSWP). This draw invited 1,006 potential candidates with academic and employment experience in specific in-demand occupations within Quebec. The qualifying candidate is required to have a minimum score of 626 points....

Quebec Immigrant Investor Program

Quebec Immigrant Investor Program to Reopen in January 2024

Recently, Quebec Premier Francois Legault unveiled proposed changes to Quebec’s immigration programs, including significant updates to the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) and other business immigration initiatives. One of the noteworthy changes in Quebec’s economic immigration programs is the introduction of a mandatory requirement for all applicants to possess strong oral French skills before applying....

Immigration in Quebec: Selection through Arrima suspended due to pending unprocessed files

Immigration in Quebec: Selection through Arrima suspended due to pending unprocessed files

More than 18,100 files from the economic immigration category in Quebec that were submitted before August 2, 2018, and are still pending processing have led to the suspension of the Arrima portal for the selection of new candidates. The legislation requires the province’s Immigration Ministry to handle requests in the chronological order in which they...

Federal Skilled Worker Program

Trudeau is willing to help Quebec with a temporary reduction in immigration by 20%

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau demonstrated a new willingness to help Quebec Premier François Legault temporarily reduce immigration to the province by more than 20% even as Ottawa promotes higher immigration as the key to a stronger economy. More than 90% of the thousands of people who have crossed between the US and Canada...