Launched in 2018, this stream is for those who are already in the federal Express Entry Pool
QUEBEC IMMIGRATION ENCOMPASSES THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS:
Although these immigration programs have their different requirements, they all have the same end result; Canadian Permanent residence. However, when you consider the fact that recipients of Canadian Permanent Residence can actually live in any part of Canada, you’ll understand why the Federal government must determine whether a person is criminally or medically inadmissible to Canada first.
Since Quebec is a French speaking region, some of the Quebec immigration programs require some intermediate French proficiency the Quebec Experience Class program is an example of this. There is no French proficiency requirement for the Quebec Skilled Worker program, although having one will be an added bonus.
WHAT DO YOU UNDERSTAND BY THE CONCEPT OF FIRST-COME FIRST-SERVED?
This is an English expression meaning receiving something according to your order of arrival. In immigration terms, first-come first-served means there’s no need for you to compete with others for your visa. In essence, you’re given the requirements and once you meet them, the government clears you to apply. Thereafter which you are granted a visa.
This is completely different from the Express Entry method where prospective newcomers are put in a pool and ranked according to their credentials and skills, after which the brightest candidates are selected from the pool. Only high ranking candidates in the systems are allowed to put in their application for the Canadian Permanent Residence.
WHY CHOOSE QUEBEC?
Being the largest Canadian there are lots of opportunities for potential newcomers in Quebec. The province has invested quite a lot of resources to provide new families with all the tools they’ll need to enjoy a successful life. There are lots of integration services for newcomers in Quebec. Free healthcare, access to fee public schools, free language training, heavily subsidized higher institution education, and employment counseling/training are some examples of these integration services.
Quebec is however not without its own peculiar problems with shortage of skilled labor and population decline being the major ones. Quebec is trying to balance these problems by ensuring that prospective newcomers are all integrated into every level of society.
WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY FOR QUEBEC?
You may never get another opportunity to apply under the first-come first-served system of this immigration program. While this system used to be the hallmark of the Canadian Immigration programs it is now only still operational in Quebec.
WHAT IS THE IMPLICATION OF THIS FOR YOU?
Quebec immigration is currently running on the first-come first-served system. This will continue all through 2015, but that might change in 2016. According to Kathleen Weil, Quebec’s Immigration Minister, Immigration Quebec is likely to replace the first-come first-served system of application with something akin to the Express Model in 2016. So by 2016/2017, applicants may be required to compete with each other for their visa.
WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY NOW?
If you have all the necessary qualifications, it is best to apply now. We might be approaching the exit of Canadian Immigration’s golden age and you wouldn’t want to miss out . There is a high demand for Canadian Immigration, application quotas are filling up fast, and the authorities might decide to change their selection criteria or requirements.
LIVING IN QUEBEC:
Quebec has a mix of French and Canadian culture that gives it a diverse and vibrant atmosphere. This cultural fusion is best represented in the city of Montreal.
Just hours away from Quebec City, Toronto and Ottawa, Quebec is culturally and geographically the heart of East Canada.
And if you’re interested in other Canadian provinces, you can be sure that your right to work and live in any part of the country is protected under legislation (Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms).