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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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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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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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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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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CanadaVisa News Briefs | August 16 to August 20, 2018


The CanadaVisa News Briefs provides a summary of Canadian immigration news and updates that you might have missed in recent weeks. Canadian immigration news is shared by the CanadaVisa team across all social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and LinkedIn. Sign up, follow or like us on of these social media channels to get […]

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New online Expression of Interest portal for Quebec Skilled Worker Program expected in September


Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici. The new online portal for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program will only be available to users in September, the province’s Immigration Ministry says.  Quebec’s Immigration Ministry, MIDI, said in a news release issued August 17 that the new portal, called Arrima, is undergoing final user experience tests and […]

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Quebec Skilled Worker Program releases 2018 Areas of Training List


Updates to Quebec’s Areas of Training List are giving a new edge to foreign degrees in actuarial science, information management and early childhood education, among others. The Areas of Training List provides the number of points awarded for specified foreign and Quebec university, college and secondary-level vocational degrees under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), […]

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Quebec revises Areas of Training List


Updates to Quebec’s Areas of Training List are giving a new edge to foreign degrees in actuarial science, information management and early childhood education, among others. The Areas of Training List provides the number of points awarded for specified foreign and Quebec university, college and secondary-level vocational degrees under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), […]

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