What is Quebec’s immigration strategy?

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2023 12:00:01 +0000

Quebec has more immigration authority than any other province and territory in Canada due to its unique francophone status. The Canadian Constitution states that immigration falls under both federal and provincial jurisdiction, but the federal government plays a leading role in immigration. In 1968, Quebec launched its own immigration ministry. Discover if You Are Eligible […]

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Why does Quebec have its own immigration policy?

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2022 13:00:05 +0000

With its own set of selection criteria, distinct programs, and the ability to select its skilled workers from abroad— Quebec today holds more power than any other province in terms of its ability to influence its immigration. In 1995 the Francophone province almost voted to become an independent state within Canada; with a modest 0.58% […]

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Quebec releases its immigration plan for 2023

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2022 19:58:54 +0000

The Quebec Immigration Plan for 2023, released on December 8, shows that the province could admit up to 52,500 new permanent residents in 2023. This target is precisely the same as the immigration plan for 2022. Most new admissions to Quebec in 2023 will come through the province’s economic immigration programs, including the Quebec Skilled Worker […]

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Canadian immigration options for U.S. visa holders

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2022 02:15:00 +0000

An H-1B visa is a United States work permit that allows foreign born nationals who have specialized knowledge, or fashion models ‘of merit”, to work in the United States. There are aspects of the H-1B visa program that can cause complications for workers, such as the time limit. Some H-1B visas are valid for up […]

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CAQ wins second term in Quebec with a strong majority

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Tue, 04 Oct 2022 17:01:21 +0000

The Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) has secured its second consecutive win under the leadership of Francois Legault. The CAQ was named the winning party only eleven minutes after polls closed. The party made major gains this election, increasing the number of seats it holds in Quebec’s National Assembly from 76 to 90. It is the […]

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Canada’s immigration pathways for tech talent

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2022 12:00:24 +0000

Canada’s tech sector is booming, and industry growth is expected to continue outpacing the number of skilled tech workers in the Canadian labour force. This growth comes from a mix of startups and large companies, such as Google and Amazon, investing more money and growing their businesses in Canada. This investment is a core piece […]

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Why does Canada welcome over 400,000 immigrants per year?

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2022 12:00:13 +0000

Canada’s immigration goal is to continuously increase immigration levels in order to strengthen the economy, reunite families and provide humanitarian assistance to refugees. Canada has three classes of immigration: economic class, family class and refugee class. The economic class involves immigrants who have been selected for their ability to contribute to Canada’s economy, whether it […]

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Quebec adds dozens of jobs to 2022 facilitated LMIA process list

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2022 12:00:39 +0000

Quebec has published an updated version of the list of high-demand jobs for which the process of hiring temporary foreign workers is made easier. The procedure for Quebec employers seeking to hire foreign skilled workers is different from the procedures for employers in the rest of Canada. Quebec employers hiring temporary foreign workers under the […]

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Quebec skilled workers can now submit applications for open work permits through the IMP+

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Tue, 24 May 2022 20:49:47 +0000

A new pathway to bring in skilled workers who have been selected by Quebec and are waiting for permanent residence is now open for applications. The International Mobility Program Plus (IMP+) provides a new work permit option for permanent resident applicants selected by Quebec. It is a way for Quebec to accelerate the arrival of […]

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Why employers are able to hire more tech talent in Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2022 13:00:16 +0000

Canadian tech employers continue to face labour shortages, as the tech sector continues to grow despite the pandemic. One way to support gaps in the labour market is to hire talent from abroad. The shortage of qualified workers in Canada was the crux of the Council of Canadian Innovators‘ recent call for the federal government […]

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