Quebec welcomes economic class immigrants
On June 14, 2015, Premier Phillipe Couillard announced that Quebec welcomes economic class immigrants. Quebec believes that it needs a greater flow of immigrants, more than the 50,000 it receives each year, to help meet the labour needs of the province. Accordingly, the province has announced its renewed interest in attracting and retaining labour talent from around the world. It’s a big move after last year’s charter of values debacle. Quebec is seeking to reassure the world that it remains a welcoming society, world-wide.
But, Quebec welcomes economic class immigrants, how? If you don’t already live in Quebec, then the Quebec Skilled Worker Program is already closed. However, the province will open the program for an additional 6300 applications later this year or early next year! There is also the Quebec Experience Class (Programme d’Experience Quebecoise) that helps temporary foreign workers as well as students make the change to PR status (permanent resident status). There’s even more changes to help Quebec welcome economic class immigrants. Quebec plans to explore implementing an Express Entry system, just the Government of Canada and several other provinces have done. Quebec has also stated it will treat immigration reform as a priority this year. The first step is a public consultation of issues like immigration, diversity, and inclusion. Also, the Skilled Worker Program will have an online application system, praise be, when it reopens later this year or early next year.
Quebec is a great place for immigrants, and Montreal remains the top destination for francophone immigrants. By the way, Montreal was named by the Economist magazine as the second-best city in the world for living standards!
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For more information, please click here or visit the Province of Quebec’s immigration portal at this link: http://www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/en/index.html