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November 28, 2023

Quebec Updates Immigration Rules

Hello Future Neighbour,

There has been new changes to Quebec Immigration that requires applicants under the economic immigration program to meet a compulsory requirement of being able to speak French.

Taking effect from November 23, 2024, the requirement to have finished a program of study in Québec in French or to have successfully completed at least three years of full-time secondary or post-secondary education in French will apply to the Québec Experience Program-Graduate Component.

See Below New Quebec Immigration Rules for Receiving Immigration Applications in 2023-2024

The Gazette officielle du Québec released three ministerial orders guiding the management of applications submitted under the permanent immigration pilot programs.

  • The Permanent immigration pilot program for workers in food processing
  • The Permanent immigration pilot program for orderlies
  • The Permanent immigration pilot program for workers in the artificial intelligence (AI), information technologies (IT) and visual effects (VE) sectors

See below the new annual Quebec immigration targets

A target of 39,800 to 45,150 admissions has been set by the province in the categories under its selection authority as part of the Quebec Immigration Plan 2023. These objectives include admitting between 33,800 and 38,200 qualified workers, 1,100 and 1,500 business immigrants, and up to 100 candidates in other economic immigration programs.

Economic immigrants are estimated to account for 65% of total admissions to Quebec in 2023.

See below Quebec immigration levels plan 2023-2025

2023 Minimum 2023 Maximum 2024 2025 Rebalancing
Economic immigration category 32,000 33,900 31,950 31,950 12,500
Skilled Workers 28,000 29,500 30,650 31,500 12,500
Business People 4,000 4,300 1,250 450 0
Other Economic categories 0 100 50 0 0
Family Reunification 10,200 10,600 10,400 10,400 0
Refugees and people in similar situations 6,900 7,500 7,200 7,200 0
Refugees selected abroad 4,400 4,700 3,650 3,650 0
State-supported refugees 1,650 1,700 0 0 0
Sponsored refugees 2,750 3,000 0 0 0
Refugee recognised in Canada 2,500 2,800 3,550 3,550 0
Other immigration categories 400 500 450 450 2,800
Percentage selected by Quebec 74% 74% 72% 72% 100%
Percentage selected under an economic immigration program 65% 65% 64% 64% 82%
Percentage selected with French language proficiency 66% 66% 67% 68% 88%
Overall totals 49,500 52,500 50,000 50,000 15,300

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