Skilled Worker Application Intake of 5,000 Re-Established in Quebec
A Quebec Skilled Worker Certificat de Sélection (CSQ) application intake of 5,000 has been re-established by the Quebec Ministry of Immigration for 2017-2018.
Requirements for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program remain the same, with the applications to be received by August 15, 2018.
A Quebec immigration statement noted that applications are currently only being accepted from candidates with a valid job offer or are currently temporary residents of Quebec and authorized to submit an application.
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Intake periods for the program are to be announced in due course.
Quebec has an overall target between 49,000 and 53,000 newcomers under all programs in 2018.
The numbers are within the same range as the 2017 Quebec immigration targets.
The figures show a slight increase in the number of economic immigrants offset by a slight decline in family reunification and refugee immigration numbers.
Quebec Immigration Categories
Economic Immigration Numbers
Quebec plans to welcome up to 31,300 economic immigrants in 2018, split between Skilled Worker, Business and Other Economic categories.
This maximum intake figure is 1,000 more than the expected maximum for 2017 and effectively the same as the 2016 total of 31,600 new immigrants.
The 2018 breakdown figures for Skilled Workers (24,200 to 26,300), Business (4,000 to 4,300) and Other Economic immigrants (500 to 700) are all within a similar range as seen in the previous two years.
Family Reunification Numbers
In the Family Reunification category, the maximum intake of 12,100 is slightly lower than the projected 2017 maximum intake of 12,800, but significantly higher than both 2016 (11,124) and 2015 (10,490).
Refugee numbers are expected to drop slightly when compared to the previous years. In 2018, Quebec plans to welcome a maximum 8,800 in the Refugee categories, compared to a projected 9,500 maximum for 2017 and 9,274 in 2016.
This comes following the completion of the federal Liberal government’s drive to welcome 40,000 Syrian refugees, as well as a number of expected asylum claims from people illegally crossing the land border between the U.S. and Canada.
Quebec Immigration Admission Targets 2018
|Refugees and people in similar situations||8,100||8,800|
* Includes caregivers and other economic class immigrants
** Includes various special categories of immigrants admitted on humanitarian or public interest grounds