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Quebec Sets Cap on Family Sponsorship Immigration Applications for 2024

Quebec has introduced a new limit on family sponsorship immigration applications for the 12 months beginning June 26, 2024. The cap is set at 13,000 applications, though exceptions will be made for those sponsoring young and dependent children.

Recent data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) indicates that Quebec welcomed 10,295 new permanent residents through family sponsorship in the past year, including 735 children. 

Under the new guidelines, MIFI will accept 10,400 applications for spouses, common-law partners, and dependent children aged 18 and older and 2,600 applications for parents, grandparents, and other eligible relatives under the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP).

Applications received after Quebec reaches the cap will be returned to the applicants, who will then need to wait until the next application period to apply again. This policy adjustment is part of Quebec’s effort to regulate the flow of new permanent residents and manage its immigration resources.

Quebec’s immigration process involves a two-step approach. 

Applicants must receive a Quebec Certificate of Selection (CSQ) from MIFI before submitting a permanent residence application to IRCC. The CSQ indicates that Quebec has selected a candidate but does not permit entry into Canada. The subsequent federal application process primarily addresses health and criminal background checks.

Quebec’s immigration framework includes the Regular Skilled Worker Program (RSWP), which evaluates candidates based on a points system considering factors like education, work experience, and language proficiency. This program aims to align skilled workers with Quebec’s job market needs. The cap on family sponsorship applications reflects Quebec’s ongoing strategy to manage its immigration levels while meeting the diverse needs of its communities.

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