Quebec immigration officials are backpedaling somewhat on their French-language testing requirements after a tradesman from France – educated in the French language – failed the French language test for immigrants. “This is a test that seems designed to make people fail,” tradesman Yohan Flaman reportedly told the francophone daily newspaper Le Devoir in French. “I
Quebec started accepting applications for its collective sponsorship program for refugees abroad this week and will continue to accept them through its Arrima online platform for the next four weeks. In this first intake period under the program this year, only groups of two to five Quebec citizens or permanent residents can sponsor these refugees.
Young refugees can get sponsored to study in Quebec again now that the francophone province’s premier has given the nod to the program to resume after it was halted last year. College teacher Rafaëlle Sinave heralded the return of the program as win for students and colleges. “Victory!” tweeted the Cégep du Vieux Montréal educator
The global COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of Canada’s borders to almost all non-essential travel cut immigration to Quebec by more than a third last year and took a serious toll on its economy. Economic activity in Canada’s francophone province dropped sharply during the pandemic, driving its real GDP down by 5.2 per cent and
Quebec has unveiled details of three new immigration programs to attract orderlies, food production workers and experts in artificial intelligence, information technology and visual effects. Details of the programs – announced last year – were published in the Gazette officielle du Québec on Wednesday. Read More Quebec Publishes 2021 List Of Occupations Qualifying For Facilitated
Canada’s francophone province of Quebec has updated – and pared down – its list of jobs in high demand for which employers do not need to demonstrate they have tried to hire and failed to find suitably-qualified Canadians. The Ministry of Immigration, Francisation and Integration (MIFI) updates its list of occupations that qualify for Quebec’s
Canada’s francophone province of Quebec has a new guide out detailing all the procedures prospective permanent residents need to take under each of the immigration programs to make La Belle Province their new home. Published in French on the website of the province’s immigration department, the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration
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 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
2020-02-10 – Canada admitted a new modern-era record of more than 341,000 new permanent residents in 2019, new government data shows. The 341,180 immigrants welcomed last year was the second consecutive year Canada has admitted more than 300,000 immigrants. Before 2018, the last time Canada welcomed more than 300,000 immigrants was 1912. The 2019 figure