Now, foreign nationals under the Quebec skilled worker class (QSWC) can apply for BOWP if they have passed a completeness check under section 10 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) and meet other eligibility requirements. Quebec will be responsible for the selection of applicants, while IRCC will be responsible for determining admissibility. Applicants selected by the province will be issued a Certificat de selection du Quebec (CSQ). In addition, the
Every month, the Quebec Ministry of Immigration (MIFI) invites candidates through Quebec’s online system Arrima. Invited candidates can apply for permanent selection in order to obtain a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) within 6 months. This year, the province invited 1,562 candidates through the Arrima. In all rounds of invitations Quebec targeted candidates with skills and experience in 17 National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes: NOC 0213 Computer and
On April 27, 2021, the Government of Canada updated the procedures for managing the intake process for permanent residence (PR) applications. New instructions apply to Non-Express Entry applications and provide guidance on reviewing applications for completeness and putting them into the process. This update is applicable to the following Economic class applications: Non-Express Entry Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Start-Up Visa Program (SUV) Self-Employed Persons Program (
On April 26, 2021, Quebec announced new vaccination measures for temporary foreign farmworkers. Temporary foreign workers are one of the priority groups of essential workers in environments at high risk of an infection outbreak. As part of the current vaccination campaign, they can now be vaccinated, however, they will have to wait until the end of the mandatory quarantine required upon their arrival. Coming to the vaccination appointment, they have to bring proof of employme
On December 9, 2020, Quebec has announced new rules for the submission of applications under the International Student Program (ISP) and the Quebec Experience Program (PEQ), effective January 26, 2021 Applications submitted under these programs must be submitted electronically. The use of the paper application is no longer supported. Applications for the International Student Program must be submitted online by submitting an online application for temporary studies. Electroni
On Thursday, May 28, the Quebec Minister of Immigration, Francisation and Integration, Simon Jolin-Barrette, announced major upcoming changes to the Quebec Experience Program (Programme de l’expérience québécoise PEQ). This announcement came months after controversial reforms to the PEQ proposed by the Quebec government last year. The renewed PEQ is expected to meet four objectives: better integration of prospective immigrants into the Quebec labour market, a more efficient s
In December 2019, Canada invited 6,400 candidates to apply for permanent residence in the Express Entry-based federal immigration programs. Another 3,307 candidates have been invited under different Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) to apply for the provincial nomination. Ontario issued 683 invitations to apply; Quebec sent invitations to 305 persons; Alberta invited 132 candidates; Saskatchewan issued invitations to 657 foreign nationals; British Columbia issued ITA to 854 r
On November 6, 2019, the immigration minister of Quebec Simon Jolin-Barrette announced that the provincial government would reverse some of the new rules introduced for applicants in the Quebec Experience Program (PEQ). The new regulation announced last week, restricted the program eligibility criteria for international students and foreign workers and made them harder to apply for provincial selection. Following the multiple objections by the opposition and public, the gover
On September 19, 2019, the Quebec Ministry of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion (MIDI), released information about the third round of invitations via the online system Arrima. On August 19, 2019, MIDI invited 444 candidates to apply for a Quebec Selection Certificate under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program. All invited candidates have 60 days to submit their full application. In total, since the launch of Arrima, the government of Quebec invited 1394 candidates.
According to the updated statistics by CBSA, in August there was a slight reduction in the number of people who were intercepted at the Canada-USA border trying to cross unofficially to claim asylum. In total, 1,762 people were stopped by the RCMP as they illegally crossed the Canadian border at informal border points. In July, this figure was slightly higher - 1,874 cases. At the same time, the statistics also show that the total number of asylum claims submitted in Canada i
The deadline for the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) is on August 31, 2019. Last year, the Quebec Immigration Ministry revised QIIP. Quebec accepts 1,900 new applications this year. Quebec has limited the maximum number of applications for candidates from China and Macau to 1,235. To be eligible for QIIP, a candidate must have net worth $2 million, to invest $1.2 million in the venture in Quebec and possess two years of experience in operating the business.
On July 4, the Quebec Government issued the first Invitations to Apply under its new online selection system Arrima. The invitations were sent to the candidates who are seeking to immigrate to Quebec under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program. Invited candidates have 60 days to submit their application for a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ). At this time, Quebec is prioritizing Arrima candidates with a valid job offer in Quebec or those who applied for a CSQ before August 2, 2