Quebec passes legislation cancelling thousands of pending skilled worker applications

The Government of Quebec’s controversial immigration reforms were passed by the province’s National Assembly over the weekend, officially cancelling around 16,000 unprocessed applications to the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.  Known as Bill 9, the legislation was introduced in February and proposed the immediate termination of pending applications to the program submitted prior to August 2, 2018. Continue…

Canada’s new caregiver immigration pilots set to launch this week

Canada will begin accepting applications to its two new caregiver immigration pilots on June 18.  The Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot will replace the Caring for Children and Caring for People with High Medical Needs pilots and provide eligible caregivers with a pathway to permanent residence once they’ve acquired two years of Canadian work experience. Continue Reading

New Express Entry draw sees cut-off score decrease by 5 points

A new Express Entry draw held June 12 invited 3,350 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence. The cut-off score in today’s draw was 465, a five-point decrease from the previous draw’s minimum score of 470. Canada’s Express Entry system manages the pool of candidates for the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class, which are…

Immigration To Quebec Could Reach 52,500 By 2022

The three-year plan would mostly restore immigration to 2018 levels after 20 percent cut this year. Immigration levels to Quebec could reach 52,500 in 2022 under new proposals introduced by the province’s government on June 7.  This would translate to an increase of 10,500 newcomers to Quebec from this year’s maximum of 42,000 and mark…