Quebec immigration sets its admission target for new permanent residents up to 42,000 and can issue up to 24,800 selection certificates in 2019 as a part of its new immigration plan for the New Year.
59% of Quebec’s new admission will come through the economic immigration programs of Quebec including QSWP – Quebec Skilled Worker Program.
Quebec sets the overall Immigration admission targets for new permanent residents to 40,000. The admission targets include 23,450 admissions for the economic immigration programs including 19,500 targets for skilled workers.
Quebec Immigration New Plans for other Immigration Categories
Quebec even set 2019 targets for the Business Immigration Programs to 3,200 that includes Quebec Immigrant Investor Program, Quebec Self-employed Worker Program, and Quebec Entrepreneur Program.
The province sets its admission targets for other economic categories of Quebec like caregivers and others to 750.
16,550 remaining new permanent residents will arrive through refugee, family sponsorship, and other immigration programs.
Quebec immigration plans for the issue of 20,200 and 24,800 in 2019 concerning Quebec Selection Certificates (CSQ).
Quebec is the only province in Canada that is responsible for selecting immigrants destined for the province and thus makes it the only one with such arrangement with the Federal government of Canada.
The candidates who are issued with CSQ can directly apply Canadian government for Permanent Residency Visa.
Skills workers under the new immigration plan for 2019 will receive between 12,500 and 15,000 CSQs (more than half of the projections). The predictions for both CSQs and admissions are less than previous years.
The candidates in business programs of Quebec will receive between 2,100 and 2,000 CSQs.
Simon Jolin-Barrette, Quebec’s new Immigration Minister, said in the introduction to the 2019’s immigration plan, “this temporary reduction of the projections for admissions and CSQs will ensure the admitted candidate better integrated into the majority French-speaking province while keeping the employer’s access continuity to skilled foreign workers.”
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