Quebec’s immigration department has lifted its suspension of applications to 10 specific learning institutions for the Foreign Student Program, following a Superior Court ruling. The Ministry of Immigration, Francisation and Integration (MIFI) announced on December 30, 2020, the temporary suspension of the receipt and processing of study permit applications for the 10 institutions, which were
Quebec has temporarily suspended the receipt and processing of study permit applications for 10 specific learning institutions through the Foreign Student Program. The decision, announced December 30, focuses on 10 colleges currently being audited or investigated by the Ministry of Higher Education (MES), says a statement posted on the website of the Ministry of Immigration,
Quebec immigration has issued 233 invitations in a new draw through the Arrima Expression of Interest system. The December 16 draw was aimed primarily at candidates with a job offer, but also included other criteria listed below. Candidates receiving an invitation have 60 days to submit a full application to the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.
Quebec says certain international students who have completed their programs can start work while their application for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) is being processed. The right to start work is specifically for International students whose Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) and study permit expire on December 31 this year after being automatically extended due to COVID-19.
Quebec’s immigration ministry has announced increases to application fees for its temporary and permanent programs for 2021. As of January 1, the Ministry of Immigration, Francisation and Integration (MIFI) fees will increase by 1.26 percent compared to the fees for 2021. The fees cover the Quebec immigration programs for skilled workers, business immigration, temporary workers
Quebec has announced a plan to remove the start-up and security deposit requirement under stream 2 of the Quebec Entrepreneur Program for candidates with applications already in the system. Provincial Immigration Minister Nadine Girault outlined the plan in a draft regulation published in the Gazette officielle du Quebec on Wednesday December 9, 2020. The move
Quebec has updated its salary guide for employers hiring temporary foreign workers for many entry-level jobs. Called the Édition 2020 du Guide des salaires par professions présentés par intervalle, selon les quartiles au Québec , it provides salary ranges for entry-level, mid-level, and senior positions for many jobs categories, with effect from December 1. The
Quebec is making it easier for employers to find highly-skilled immigrants to fill jobs with the launch of a new employer portal within the Arrima Expression of Interest system. Nadine Girault, Quebec’s immigration minister, unveiled the province’s latest tool to streamline applications for the Quebec Skilled Worker program in early November. “Faced as we are
Quebec expects to welcome between 13,000 and 18,000 fewer immigrants than planned in 2020, a deficit it will make up in the next two years, the provincial government announced on Thursday. The coronavirus pandemic’s impact on Quebec immigration levels means 2020 admissions will fall to a maximum of 30,500 newcomers, 70 percent of the expected
Quebec has published a draft regulation giving more details of three new immigration pilot programs targeting specific occupations. The details were put forward in the Gazette officielle du Québec on Wednesday, October 28. Each pilot program will last for five years and include up to 550 candidates per year and their family members, according to