Expression of interest numbers reveal Quebec’s immigration appeal despite controversies

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 20:25:34 +0000

More than 91,000 immigration candidates have submitted expressions of interest through Quebec’s online Arrima portal since it opened last September — a six-month period dominated by the rise of the province’s new Coalition Avenir Québec government.   The Arrima portal was introduced September 18, 2018, to manage profiles submitted to the Quebec Skilled Worker Program after it […]

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Quebec moves to terminate backlog of 18,000 Skilled Worker Program applications

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2019 15:05:22 +0000

The Government of Quebec is moving to eliminate outstanding applications to the Quebec Skilled Worker Program submitted prior to August 2, 2018.   The plan calls for cancelling all applications submitted before that date that have yet to be approved, refused or rejected, effectively clearing the current backlog of around 18,000 applications and refunding the government processing fee. Eliminating […]

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Job vacancies rose in every Canadian province in 3rd quarter of 2018

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2019 18:54:11 +0000

Job vacancies increased in every Canadian province in the third quarter of 2018, according to a new report by Statistics Canada.  Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia reported the largest year-over-year increases during the three-month period spanning July 1 to September 30, 2018. Statistics Canada said there were 550,000 job vacancies in Canada during the quarter, […]

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Program flies skilled immigrants to Val d’Or, Quebec, to meet with employers

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2018 10:08:52 +0000

A pilot program that connects skilled immigrants with employers in Quebec’s outlying regions is starting to pay off for companies in the mining city of Val d’Or.   Known by its French name, Un emploi en sol québécois, the pilot organizes job fairs with local companies in need of workers and charters travel so job-seeking immigrants […]

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Ontario among Canadian provinces vying for additional skilled immigrants in 2019

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2018 14:28:50 +0000

Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici. Immigration to Canada remains on the rise at both the provincial and federal level, despite a move this week by the province of Quebec to reduce the number of newcomers it will welcome next year.   Nationally, the Government of Canada has a target of 330,800 new admissions […]

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Employers in Quebec’s Eastern Townships hoping immigrants can help fill labour shortage


A labour shortage in Quebec’s Eastern Townships region is leading employers there to pin their hopes on immigrants.   A report in the Montreal Gazette newspaper said the lack of labour is forcing some businesses in the area to share skilled workers while others are increasing salaries and even offering subsidized housing. A recent job fair […]

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Record number of small Canadian businesses reporting skilled labour shortage


A record 47 per cent of small Canadian businesses report that they are experiencing a shortage of skilled labour, a monthly survey conducted by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business has found. The findings in the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)’s October 2018 Business Barometer survey is a roughly 10 per cent increase from […]

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Quebec Skilled Worker Program’s Arrima portal is now open


Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici. The new online portal for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program, known as Arrima, is now in service. Effective today, candidates who are interested in obtaining Canadian permanent residence through the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) can express their interest to the Government of Quebec by creating a profile […]

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New web portal helps Quebec immigrants navigate credentials recognition process


A new information portal has been created to help immigration candidates and immigrants to Quebec with questions about getting their foreign credentials recognized for employment in the province. Developed with funding from Quebec’s Immigration Ministry, known as MIDI, qualificationsquebec.com allows users to determine if their profession is regulated and, if so, what’s required in order […]

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Quebec City mayor calls for immigration increase to address ‘dangerous’ labour shortages


The mayor of Quebec City is calling for an increase in immigration there to address what he say is a ‘dangerous’ shortage of labour. Immigration topped Mayor Régis Labeaume’s newly released list of annual priorities, citing the urgent need to fill 17,000 job vacancies in the region. “This dramatic lack of manpower is the most […]

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