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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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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