The future course of action
The proposals will lead to public hearings regarding the immigration to begin from August 12. Quebec had the immigration levels of 53,084 in 2015 followed by 52,388 and 51,118, respectively. The CAQ had made a promise during the election and hence temporary reduced the immigration levels last year. There was a concern that the newcomers are not well integrated into the province.
The provincial proposals also stated that the reduction was required for revamping the integration programs/services. The foundations for the reforms are present but the policies and programs to enact them and achieve the goals are yet to take shape.
There will be a gradual increase of 3,000 or 4,000 in the new admissions every year in the future years to allow the state and civil society in providing the necessary tools to the immigrants for successful integration in the society.
The government is moving ahead
The government has an aim to achieve the immigration level in the range of 49,500 -52,500 by 2022. Also, 65 percent of these will be selected through economic immigration programs of Quebec in comparison to 59 percent in 2019.
Other proposals of the document are:
The immigration reforms are important and as per a study. Additionally, there is no evidence to support the view that a reduction in immigration will add to the integration.
A move to dismiss a backlog of 18,000 pending applications in its Quebec Skilled Worker Program as per the proposed legislation - Bill 9 faced a block through the Court Order in February.Please contact us for any other details in this matter.