In its bid to make La Belle Province more welcoming for immigrants, Canada’s francophone province of Quebec is investing more than $8 million into its community support program, the Programme d’appui aux collectivités (PAC). “With the PAC, we are adding to the tools we can use to welcome and promote the sustainable establishment of immigrants
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 immigration has issued 95 invitations in the first draw of 2021 through the Arrima Expression of Interest system. The January 26 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
Quebec Experience Program (PEQ) applications can be submitted online via the Arrima platform as of Tuesday January 12, the Quebec immigration ministry has announced. The Arrima platform – previously used mainly to submit profiles to the Quebec Expression of Interest system – can now be used for applications, supporting documents and to pay required fees.
Canada and the rest of the world endured a year like no other in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, and immigration was severely impacted. Travel restrictions and the closure of the Canada-U.S. border meant newcomers were reduced to a trickle from March, with numbers of new permanent residents way below federal government projections. Exemptions
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 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
The coronavirus pandemic has severely disrupted the Canada immigration system since restrictions were first introduced in March 2020. Canada’s federal government reacted by restricting international travel and closing the Canada-U.S. border, with most of the measures taken still in place eight months later and likely to remain into 2021. COVID-19 policies have severely limited Canada’s
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