According to Quebec’s New Immigration Plan for the year 2019, the province would probably take in as many as 42,000 fresh permanent residents and issue around 24,800 selection certificates in the upcoming year.
The Quebec Economic Immigration Program which oversees the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) is the means through which about 59% of these new admissions will come through.
Quebec has set an estimated target of 40,000 new admissions for permanent residents. Under this is the goal of 23,450 admissions for the economic immigration program of Quebec, and 19,500 skilled workers.
The 2019 provincial target for its business immigration, which consists of the Quebec Entrepreneur Program, the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program and the Program for Self-Employed Quebec Workers, is prepared for 3,200 admissions.
The target for the rest of the economic categories like caregivers and others has also been set at 750 admissions.
16,550 fresh permanent residents that are left out are arranged to arrive by sponsorship from family, refugee and any other programs for immigration.
The Quebec Selection Process
Next year Quebec plans to issue its Quebec Selection Certificates to as many as 20,200 to 24,800 participants.
In line with the Canada-Quebec Accord, the sole task of choosing immigrants predestined for the province, which causes it to be Canada’s only province with such a contract with the Federal Government of Canada, lies on Quebec.
Those given a Quebec Selection Certificate can then make applications to the Canadian Government for a permanent residence visa.
In the 2019 plan, the skilled workers will get about 12,500 to 15,000 Quebec Selection Certificates, and this is more than half the size of the projected totals.
Candidates in the various other Quebec business programs will get between 2,100 and 2,800 Quebec Selection Certificates.
The planned figures of both the Quebec Selection Certificates and the admissions are lower than those of the past years, and it shows the promise made by the Quebec Coalition Avenir Government to bring down the amount of immigration by 10,000 on a temporary yearly basis.
Simon Jolin-Barrette, the new Quebec Immigration minister, in his introduction, said that the short deduction would guarantee that the immigrants are admitted and are placed into the major French-speaking areas; it also guarantees that the employers will continually have access to skilled foreign workers.
In the provincial election, the Quebec Coalition Avenir promised to bring a reduction to the size of immigration and his idea was condemned as a populism move which did not consider the reality of the mounting inadequacy of labor in the outlying regions of Quebec.
Justin Trudeau, Canada’s Prime minister, on Tuesday, told the reporters that what he heard all-through Quebec was that business owners were concerned about the inadequacies in labor, and he was not sure about the rightness of time which the number of immigrants was reduced.
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