Following the launch of the new immigration programs for in-Canada temporary residents, the Federal Minister of Immigration Marco Mendicino called on Quebec to emulate Ottawa. However, the Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration (MIFI), Nadine Girault, declined the recommendation. It is estimated that there are still 25,000 files awaiting permanent residence in Quebec; for the most part, these foreigners are already in the country. Despite these files that have dragged on for years, the federal government did not admit enough permanent residents in 2020 to Quebec to meet Quebec’s immigration threshold set between 43,000 and 44,500. More than 12,000 potential Quebec immigrants are missing. Currently, the inexcusable delays of 27 months, according to IRCC data, and 13 months, according to the MIFI, have widened to obtain permanent resident status in Quebec. Such a gap is unjustifiable. Having that in mind, Quebec immigrants may turn to other Canadian provinces, especially due to the increasing number of programs targeting Francophone immigrants outside Quebec.
- Sudbury considered 12 applications in the Rural and Northern Pilot
- Nova Scotia invited 2 international graduate entrepreneurs under the new NSNP draw
- BCPNP issued 379 invitation in the new round
- AINP invited 250 candidates in Alberta Express Entry Stream
- The OINP issued invitations to apply in the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream
- The Canadian-American border might be opened by late summer or early fall