The government of Quebec is planning for a major immigration reform soon in lines with the federal government’s Canada Express Entry Program introduced from January 1st, 2015. It allows foreign skilled professionals to submit their profile online and apply for a Canadian PR on receiving an Invitation to Apply from the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).
The ‘Big Reform’ in Quebec’s immigration laws will be on similar lines. Quebec’s immigration minister Ms. Kathleen Weil said, “I want to arrive at, is an immigration system based on the Canadian model.”
She said that the current Quebec immigration laws are “really outdated” and therefore a bill will be presented to “modernize” the said laws. The minister further added that the new bill will be “the last piece of this large reform,” and an “absolutely fundamental” piece of the puzzle.
French language remains a major concern for many migrants. The new Quebec immigration law will ensure that any foreign arriving will have to know French and will also have to take courses on arrival if required.
Quebec allows an approximate of 50,000 to 55,000 migrants every year, of which most come from Africa.
The issue will be discussed in National Assembly in Quebec City for the launch of a new policy for Quebec immigration.
Source: Westman Journal