Canada immigration hopefuls must take note of the important changes that Quebec province will be implementing for its immigration programs. The changes will be implemented from August 2, 2018.
The PEQ – Quebec Experience Program will be altered to ease Canada immigration for low skilled workers and spouses.
Spouses will be eligible to apply for CSQ with ease
Overseas nationals arriving in Quebec as overseas students or workers are often accompanied by their spouses. The spouses are required to frequently obtain a Spousal Open Work Visa, as quoted by the CIC News. This permits them to work in Quebec while the partner is studying or working temporarily.
As of now, accompanying spouses are ineligible to apply for CSQ. This is even if they fulfill all other criterions of the PEQ. This clause is getting changed from 2 August.
The guidelines for PEQ will be changed. The individuals with Spousal Open Work Visa will be allowed to apply for CSQ. This is as long as they cater to all the other requirements of the program.
NOC codes C and D become eligible to apply
Overseas workers are required to have skilled occupation Quebec experience as per the existing PEQ guidelines. This limits the skilled work experience to a specific level in the National Occupational Classification. As of now only those who possess experience at NOC level B. A, or O are eligible to apply.
Nevertheless, the new rules for Quebec do not specify NOC Code based restriction. This implies that workers in occupations at skill level C and D in NOC will also become eligible to apply for PEQ. It will be effective from 2 August 2018.
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