On August 8, 2019, Simon Jolin-Barette, the minister of Immigration, Diversity, and Inclusion (MIDI) in Quebec, revealed that there would be a new personalized support program (d’accompagnement personnalisé). It would guarantee that the Canadian province’s potential immigrants have support way before their arrival.

About the new personalized program
Quebec’s new personalized program for newcomers is a part of the immigration law reforms that were passed by the province’s government earlier in June 2019. Most of those changes were designed to use the most effective tools to help immigrants merge into their new society, as disclosed in a press release from the Ministry of Immigration, Diversity, and Inclusion.

Immigrants who want to get permanent residency in Quebec must do a few things. These include, but not limited to:

Getting a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ)
It is mandatory for individuals who want to become permanent residents of Quebec to attain a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ). The MIDI issues it to those who express interest. The province uses its specific criteria to select the immigrants who receive the certificate.

When a prospective immigrant receives a CSQ, they can access various resources that include information about the various regions in Quebec. They also get the option of taking an online French course if they have a little or no French knowledge. This enhances their ability to integrate into society since the language is one of Canada’s official languages. Besides, learning a new internationally recognized language broaden an individual’s career and job opportunities.

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