The Canadian province Quebec has recently launched a new immigration plan to attract immigrants with the onset of 2018. The recent plan incorporates various categories for immigration. However, skilled workers have reason to rejoice as they top the list where as other categories such as refugees, family reunification and businessmen will follow suit. This time the Quebec government has prioritized the sector of skilled workers for immigration.

This new immigration policy was expected by most of the applicants who constantly monitored the Quebec Skilled Worker Program or the QSWP intake. The Quebec Immigration Plan for 2018 promises new ventures for immigrants and skilled workers.

The New Immigration Plan 2018- Quebec

With no link to express entry stream for immigration process in Quebec, the province is now planning to launch a program that is similar to the federal express entry system. Immigration programs in most of the other Canadian provinces are linked to the express entry stream. But Quebec has no such programs linked to the immigration process. Changes will be implemented in the immigration plan and systems, such as the express entry, may be incorporated in the recent plan. However, there is no detailed information from the province pertaining to this new immigration plan and its functions. The program still remains in wraps although many immigrants look forward to it with anticipation.

There are mainly two phases in this new immigration plan.

  • A specific number of candidates are selected for Quebec Selection Certificate by the province
  • Permanent residency is obtained by a specific number of applicants.

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