Quebec government pledges new funding to help businesses recruit temporary foreign workers

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 19:06:15 +0000

The Government of Quebec has announced nearly $55 million in funding to help in the recruitment and integration of temporary foreign workers. The government’s labour minister, Jean Boulet, said $20.9 million of that total will assist international recruitment efforts by businesses in the province. Quebec is facing a labour shortage unseen in more than 40 […]

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Quebec continues invitation rounds with second draw from Arrima

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 17:00:31 +0000

Since the launch of the Arrima system, Quebec has held two draws and invited 950 candidates to apply for a Quebec Selection Certificate (Certificat de sélection du Québec, or CSQ). Information was updated on the Ministry of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion (MIDI) webpage on August 19. New information includes the number of candidates drawn as […]

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Quebec issues first invitations to skilled worker candidates with an Arrima profile

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 05 Jul 2019 15:43:01 +0000

Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici. Quebec has started issuing its first invitations to Quebec Skilled Worker Program candidates with an Expression of Interest profile in the province’s Arrima system.   Invited candidates began receiving email notifications on Thursday, July 4.  Those who received an invitation have 60 days to submit a complete application […]

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First invitations through Quebec’s Expression of Interest system expected soon

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2019 19:25:07 +0000

Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici. Quebec will soon begin issuing its first invitations to Quebec Skilled Worker Program candidates who have registered an Expression of Interest through its online Arrima portal, the province’s Immigration Minister says. Arrima was introduced last year to receive Expressions of Interest (EOIs) to Quebec’s main skilled worker […]

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Quebec reduces application deadline for Quebec Selection Certificate to 60 days

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2019 20:30:06 +0000

Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici. Quebec Skilled Worker Program candidates who receive an invitation to apply for a Quebec Selection Certificate will now only have 60 calendar days to file a complete application, the province’s government announced June 26.   The new deadline cuts 30 days from the previous deadline of 90 days.  A […]

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Canada’s PNPs offer alternative to Quebec immigration reforms

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:05:00 +0000

The recent passage of controversial immigration reforms in Quebec stand in stark contrast to news from Canada’s other provinces, which are slated to welcome an increasing number of newcomers over the next three years through the Provincial Nominee Program. Known as the PNP, the program allows participating provinces and territories to nominate a specified number […]

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Canada’s PNPs offer antidote to Quebec immigration reforms

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:05:00 +0000

The recent passage of controversial immigration reforms in Quebec stand in stark contrast to news from Canada’s other provinces, which are slated to welcome an increasing number of newcomers over the next three years through the Provincial Nominee Program. Known as the PNP, the program allows participating provinces and territories to nominate a specified number […]

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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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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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