Le Québec adopte une loi annulant des milliers de demandes de travailleurs qualifiés en attente

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2019 17:00:18 +0000

Les réformes controversées du gouvernement du Québec en matière d’immigration ont été adoptées par l’Assemblée nationale de la province au cours de la fin de semaine, annulant officiellement environ 16 000 demandes non traitées dans le cadre du Programme des travailleurs qualifiés du Québec.  Le projet de loi, connu sous le nom de projet de […]

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Quebec passes legislation cancelling thousands of pending skilled worker applications

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2019 17:35:44 +0000

The Government of Quebec’s controversial immigration reforms were passed by the province’s National Assembly over the weekend, officially cancelling around 16,000 unprocessed applications to the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.  Known as Bill 9, the legislation was introduced in February and proposed the immediate termination of pending applications to the program submitted prior to August 2, […]

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Canadian job vacancies reached 435,000 in first three months of 2019

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 18:47:41 +0000

Canada’s private sector job vacancy rate reached another record in the first three months of 2019 with the highest number of unfilled jobs reported in Quebec, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business says in a new update.  The federation reports a total of 435,000 jobs sat vacant for at least four months across Canada during […]

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Le nombre de personnes immigrantes au Québec pourrait atteindre 52,500 d’ici 2022

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 07 Jun 2019 22:00:08 +0000

L’immigration au Québec pourrait attendre le seuil de 52,500 en 2022 en vertu des nouvelles orientations proposées par le gouvernement de la province le 7 juin dernier.  Cela se traduirait par une augmentation de 10,500 nouveaux arrivants au Québec par rapport au maximum de 42,000 de cette année et un retour approximatif au niveau d’immigration […]

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Immigration to Quebec could reach 52,500 by 2022

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 07 Jun 2019 22:07:25 +0000

Immigration levels to Quebec could reach 52,500 in 2022 under new proposals introduced by the province’s government on June 7.  This would translate to an increase of 10,500 newcomers to Quebec from this year’s maximum of 42,000 and mark an approximate return to the immigration level that was in place before the election of the […]

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Settlement in class-action lawsuit against Quebec Immigration Ministry up for court approval in June

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2019 21:08:06 +0000

The settlement in a class-action lawsuit against Quebec’s Immigration Ministry will be up for court approval in June.  The class action sought compensation for Quebec Skilled Worker Program candidates who paid the application fee for a Quebec Selection Certificate (Certificat de sélection du Québec, or CSQ) but were later disqualified by changes to the province’s […]

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New study calls on Quebec to restore annual immigration target to 50,000

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2019 16:46:43 +0000

A new study is calling on Quebec’s government to restore its immigration level of 50,000 newcomers a year.  The study by the independent Institut de recherche et d’informations socio-économiques (IRIS) contends that the new Coalition Avenir Quebec government’s justification for reducing its immigration target for 2019 to 40,000 — that too many new arrivals are […]

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Quebec government will ‘prioritize’ skilled worker applicants already living in province

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2019 20:06:04 +0000

Quebec Premier François Legault addressed his government’s controversial move to dismiss a backlog of 18,000 pending skilled worker applications Thursday, saying the province will prioritize 3,700 applications from candidates already working in the province on temporary permits.  Legault’s Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) government was hit with a 10-day injunction earlier this week by a Quebec Superior […]

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Quebec judge orders province to continue processing Skilled Worker Program applications

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2019 22:37:51 +0000

A  Quebec Superior Court judge has ordered the provincial government to continue processing a backlog of around 18,000 pending applications to the Quebec Skilled Worker Program that the government wants to cancel.   The ruling by Justice Frédéric Bachand granted a 10-day temporary injunction in response to arguments by an immigration lawyers’ group that the move […]

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Lawyers’ group seeks to delay dismissal of 18,000 Quebec Skilled Worker applications

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:41:26 +0000

An immigration lawyers’ group is seeking a court order that would force Quebec’s government to continue processing backlogged applications to the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.   The province’s Coalition Avenir Québec government proposed terminating the backlog of around 18,000 pending applications in legislation tabled February 7. The legislation, known as Bill 9, said the termination order was […]

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