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Immigration Reforms in Quebec Lead To Growth of Alternatives

Immigration Reforms in Quebec Lead To Growth of Alternatives

Québec immigration recently cancelled many applications. The Canadian government manages different immigration programs in 11 provinces and territories. Hence the applicants need not be discouraged by this. Using these programs they can work and live in the country. British Columbia and Ontario which are the two populous provinces in Canada have a high quota for immigrants and can jointly attract 13400 applicants. Moreover, the federal programs in the Express Entry hope have a plan to exceed the target - 81, 400 this year.  

Canada plans to welcome a million overseas nationals in the country in the subsequent three years owing to shortages in the labor market in different sectors. Moreover, there were more than 400, 000 vacancies in the first quarter of 2019.

Immigration Reforms in Québec

A new legislation brought by the Coalition Avenir made the Québec government; to cancel pending applications belonging to the Québec Skilled Worker Program. Using it the applicants intended to settle in the province. Additionally the immigrants cannot settle in Montreal. Presently, these applicants are not in a position to settle in Québec but Canada offers other alternatives for their benefit. Vancouver and Toronto are the big immigration hubs that are open and can welcome many aspiring foreign workers.

Alternative Immigration Pathways

There are many methods to immigrate to Canada. These include sponsorship through the Family Class, studies in Canada, or working by using the temporary work permit. The Provincial Nominee Programs the federal programs of Express Entry are the most popular ways to enter in the country.

Provincial Nominee Program

The PNP addresses specific labor concerns that occur in 11 of 13 provinces/territories. Each PNP, offers many streams for different categories of workers to seek the Permanent Residence.

PNP Streams




  • Alberta Opportunity Stream
  • Alberta Express Entry Stream
  • Self-Employed Farmer Stream

British Columbia

  • Skills Immigration
  • Express Entry British Columbia
  • Entrepreneur Immigration


  • International Skilled Worker Category
  • Saskatchewan Experience Category
  • Entrepreneur and Farm Category


  • Skilled Worker Stream
  • Skilled Worker Overseas Stream
  • Business Investor Stream (formerly MPNP-B)
  • Morden Community Driven Immigration Initiative
  • International Education Stream


  • Human Capital Category
  • Employer Job Offer Category
  • Business Category

Nova Scotia

  • Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry
  • Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry
  • Nova Scotia Labor Market Priorities
  • Skilled Worker Stream
  • Entrepreneur Stream
  • International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream
  • Physician Stream
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

Prince Edward Island

  • PEI PNP Express Entry
  • Labor Impact Category
  • Business Impact Category

New Brunswick

  • Express Entry Labor Market Stream
  • Skilled Workers with Employer Support
  • Post-Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream
  • Entrepreneurial Stream
  • Skilled Workers with Family Support
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

Newfoundland & Labrador

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Express Entry Skilled Worker
  • Skilled Worker Category
  • International Graduate Category
  • International Entrepreneur Category
  • International Graduate Entrepreneur Category
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

Northwest Territories

  • Employer-Driven Program
  • Skilled Worker
  • Business Immigration Program


  • Yukon Express Entry (YEE)
  • Skilled Worker
  • Critical Impact Worker
  • Business Nominee

Express Entry System

Created in 2015, The Express Entry system manages the three federal programs, which offer a popular path, to immigrate to Canada. It has a short processing time (six months) by using the Federal Skilled Trades Program, Federal Skilled Worker Program, and the Canadian Experience Class.

Applicants firstly have to create the online profile containing the details of background, experience and qualifications. The profiles get a score as per the criteria highlighted by the Comprehensive Ranking System. The next stage is entering the Express Entry pool. The top scoring profiles subsequently receive the Invitations to Apply leading to permanent residence.

CRS Awards its Points for Age, Language proficiency in English or French, the Level of Education both inside and outside Canada as well as the Work Experience both inside and outside Canada. There are also points for Arranged employment, achieving the Provincial Nomination, Siblings residing in Canada in the capacity of PRs or citizens and finally the profile of spouse.

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