In 2021 Quebec could welcome between 44,500 and 47,500 immigrants
The Plan d ’immigration du Quebec 2021 released on October 29, 2020 stated that 62% of new admissions to Quebec are expected to come through Quebec’s economic immigration programs namely:
- Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP)
Targeted number of new admissions: a maximum of 24,200 immigrants
- Quebec Business Immigration which includes the Entrepreneur program and Self-employed worker program
Targeted number of new admissions: a maximum of 4,300 immigrants
- Quebec Experience Program (Programme de l’expérience québécoise (PEQ)
The Quebec’s 2021 immigration plan will also cater for:
- Other economic categories
Examples: live-in caregivers and others
Targeted number of new admissions: a maximum of 800 immigrants
- Other immigration programs
Examples: family sponsorship, refugee and others
Targeted number of new admissions: a maximum of 10,200 immigrants
It should be recalled that Quebec’s goal in 2020 was to welcome between 43,000 and 44,500 immigrants.
According to estimates in the Plan d ’immigration du Quebec 2021 a maximum of 30,500 immigrants will be welcomed in 2020 instead of the projected maximum of 44,500. The immigration targets could not be met due to travel restrictions and closure of federal offices and processing centres around the world. Quebec’s immigration Minister Nadine Girault announced that the 2021 immigration targets plan will cater for the admissions that were not fulfilled in 2020. An additional 7,000 immigrants will be welcomed.
Reports have indicated a number of unrealized admissions in 2020 to be between 13,000 and 18,000 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Quebec Selection Certificate / Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ)
A Quebec Selection Certificate/Certificat de Sélection du Québec (CSQ) is a document issued by the Ministère de l’immigration, de la diversité et de l’inclusion (Ministry of Immigration, Diversity, and Inclusion, or MIDI) affirming that the holder has been selected to settle in Quebec.
Selection certificate targets:
Note: The Quebec 2021 target plan will include those applications in progress or waiting to be processed both in Quebec and at the Federal level.