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Quebec Immigrant Settlement Services

Quebec Canada to spend $20M for Immigrant Settlement Services

Canada’s Quebec province has announced it will spend $20M for Immigrant Settlement Services.

Quebec Immigration Minister Nadine Girault says the integration of immigrants is a collective responsibility.

See also Quebec Immigration Programs.

The province says that all communities and stakeholders in Quebec will work together to improve Immigrant Settlement Services.

Our government is deeply committed to helping these people participate fully in our labour force and in society. In conjunction with community and non-profit organizations, we can create an environment conducive to immigration that enhances the economic and social vitality of all the regions of Quebec.

The immigrant settlement services funding includes $7.4 million for 78 projects in 17 regions. Quebec delivers the projects through its Community Support Program, the Programme d’appui aux collectivités (PAC). 

See also Report highlights successes of Canada immigrant settlement services.

Quebec Temporary Work Permits 

Quebec offers Temporary Open Work Permits, (the Permis de travail ouvert transitoire – PTOT) to skilled workers. These are two-year work permits. It is renewable for an additional year.

Candidates must submit an application for permanent residence as skilled workers. Candidates spouses are also eligible for the work permits.

As of August 31, 2021, temporary foreign workers are eligible to apply for a Bridging Open Work Permit (BOWP)

BOWP gives skilled workers in Quebec the ability to remain employed while awaiting Canadian PR status. See Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Eligibility for Quebec Bridging Open Work Permit

Candidates must:

  • submit to IRCC a Quebec skilled worker permanent residence application, and also.
  • receive IRCC acknowledgment of receipt (AOR) confirming the application

Also, Quebec is allowing 7,000 foreign skilled workers per year without Labour Market Impact Assessment.