Quebec has moved to soften planned changes to the Quebec Experience Program (PEQ) following outcry during the recent consultation period. Measures announced on Thursday, July 9 include: The introduction of a transitional clause for international students already in Quebec. A softening of new work experience requirements for certain international students. A reduction in the proposed
Quebec will increase work experience requirements under the Quebec Experience Program (PEQ) and introduce two new pilots targeting specific occupations in changes announced on Thursday, May 28. Under the changes, revealed by Immigration Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette, temporary foreign workers will require three years of experience in the last four, while graduates will need one or
Quebec Premier François Legault is looking at ways to give asylum seekers working in the province’s care homes a pathway to permanent residence. Government care homes – known as CHSLDs – are Quebec’s front line in the coronavirus pandemic, seeing thousands of cases and many deaths as a staffing crisis emerged in March and April.
2020-04-09 – Quebec immigration candidates are calling for clear guidance from provincial and federal governments on how the coronavirus crisis will impact their applications. They say uncertainty is rife throughout the whole system, from those applying for permanent residence, through applicants for the Quebec Experience Program (PEQ), plus temporary residence with study or work permits
Quebec immigration has released details of the first 2020 draw to take place through the Arrima Expression of Interest system. In a January 16 draw, 23 Quebec immigration invitations were issued. The candidates invited met the following criteria: Their application to the Quebec Skilled Worker Program under the old system was terminated as part of
2020-01-08 – Quebec’s immigration ministry (MIFI) has released details of the two most recent draws to take place through the Arrima Expression of Interest system. Draws that took place on December 12 and 17 saw a total of 305 Quebec immigration invitations issued. In the December 12 draw, 85 invites were issued to candidates who
2019-12-31 – Quebec’s immigration department has released guidance on the new Quebec values test, introduced on January 1, 2020 for all candidates. From January 1, all candidates and accompanying family members must obtain a Quebec values certificate as part of their Quebec immigration application. They can do this by either passing an online test or
2019-11-15 – Quebec’s immigration ministry has announced the restoration of the pre-November 1 requirements for the Quebec Experience Program (PEQ). As of November 14, candidates applying to the PEQ will be assessed based on the criteria that existed before the November 1 changes were announced by Immigration Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette. Jolin-Barrette has since suspended the
Quebec employers can access a facilitated Labour Market Impact Assessment process for an annually updated list of target occupations. The facilitated process means Quebec employers can recruit Temporary Foreign Workers for selected positions without needing proof of recruitment efforts. The list of occupations includes professions deemed in high demand, and industry sectors with labour shortages.
Le gouvernement du Québec choisit des gens d’affaires, des entrepreneurs et des personnes à fort potentiel de revenu qui souhaitent devenir des résidents permanents canadiens et s’installer dans la province. Les candidats peuvent être admissibles à présenter une demande dans l’une des trois catégories suivantes: Immigrants investisseurs Immigrants entrepreneurs Travailleurs autonomes Pour un examen approfondi