How This New Immigration Legislation In Quebec Could Affect You
Immigration Quebec recently backtracked on its proposed immigration regulation changes which caused many immigration seekers in the region, to breathe a sigh of relief. The initial proposal was to remove from the list, qualifications that did not best respond to the Quebec job market needs. The amendment created a backlash, especially amongst students who had already invested in the country with the dream of permanent residency.
“Over the past few days, various players in the economic and educational circles have raised questions in connection with the lists of areas of training in demand and jobs in deficit. In order to reassure all of these players, the Quebec government announces the temporary suspension of changes to the Quebec Experience Program (PEQ). The lists of training areas in demand and jobs in the deficit will be revised in collaboration with the actors concerned,” stated Mr. Simon Jolin-Barrette, The Minister of Immigration, Francization, and Integration.
Immigration Quebec further confirmed that the selection conditions of the Programme de l’expérience québécoise (PEQ – Québec experience program) which had prevailed before November 1, 2019, were re-established.
“Holders of diplomas, sanctioning between 900 and 1,799 hours of training (inclusive), who submitted an application between November 1 and November 13, 2019, will have their applications examined and decided upon under the selection conditions that prevailed on November 1, 2019. All other PEQ applicants who submitted an application during this period will have their applications reviewed and decided upon under the conditions that prevailed before November 1, 2019,” it said in a statement.
It means that the former, more flexible, and beneficial rules are here to stay for the time being. However, we do not know when the policy will change or what the new rules will state. Due to the uncertainty of what lies ahead, we suggest to be proactive and take advantage of applying for an inland Québec immigration application as soon as possible. It’s worth noting that the rules do not apply to ARRIMA (which is the regular Québec Skilled Worker Program).
If you would like more information on the best possible solution for you or want to know your eligibility for any current immigration program, contact us today. With many years of experience, Ready4Canada Immigration Services Inc. in Ottawa, Ontario, will help you, as we understand that everyone’s situation is unique. We guide you towards your goal to come to Canada by conducting a complete assessment of your situation and then chalk out a plan of action.