Last Updated on diciembre 17, 2021
Quebec will increase its immigration application fees in the new year to keep up with inflation in a move the province says is tied to the rise in the Consumer Price Index.
Statistics Canada, the country’s national agency responsible for providing data on demographics and the economy, reported earlier this month the country’s inflation rate stayed pat at 4.7 per cent in November, keeping it at the highest level in 18 years.
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Due to those inflationary pressures, the francophone province of Quebec is going to raise its Ministry of Immigration, Francisation and Integration (MIFI) fees by 2.64 per cent on Jan. 1 over the amounts charged in 2021.
Other fees include those for labour market assessments, immigration consultants and credential recognition.
Consult the table below to compare the 2022 fees to those in 2021.
Quebec Immigration Application Fees, 2021 and 2022
|Up to Dec. 31, 2021||As of Jan. 1, 2022|
|Application for permanent selection|
|Entrepreneur and self-employed worker||$1,113||$1,142|
|Each accompanying family member of the principal applicant (except in the case of an application under the Investor Program)||$176||$181|
|Employer submitting a request for validation of a permanent job offer||$205||$210|
|Request for an undertaking as a guarantor of a foreign national of the family group|
|Commitment for the first foreign national||$293||$301|
|For each other foreign national||$117||$120|
|Application for temporary selection|
|Employer requesting an assessment of the effects of the job offer on the Quebec labour market||$205||$210|
|Person in temporary stay for medical attention||$117||$120|
|Application for recognition as an immigration consultant||$1,702||$1,747|
|Request for renewal of recognition||$1,384||$1,421|
|Comparative evaluation of studies conducted outside Quebec||$123||$126|
Quebec immigration plummeted by 37.8 per cent during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, falling from 40,565 new permanent residents in 2019 to only 25,223 in 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) figures show.
Since then, immigration to the province has rebounded, rising to 39,550 new permanent residents in the first 10 months of 2021 alone. At that rate, the province could welcome more than 47,000 new permanent residents this year, or up 17 per cent from its pre-pandemic level in 2019.
The province plans to welcome up to 70,500 new immigrants in 2022, according to the latest Immigration Levels Plan. The figures include 52,500 newcomers under the previously announced plan, and 18,000 intended to make up the deficit of newcomers registered during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Quebec’s 2022 Immigration Levels Plan
|Results||Plan 2021||Forecast 2021||Plan 2022|
|– Skilled Workers||19,098||11,477||3,500||22,900||24,200||23,500||25,600||12,700||27,400||28,800|
|– Other Economic||644||189||100||600||800||0||100||0||600||800|