Quebec is not the fastest when it comes to processing permanent residency applications. Some people are waiting for two years to get their Quebec permanent residency. And these people are Iranian nationals, who are skilled and have gone through a legal procedure. However, since they come from a conflicted country, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada said that their application is still in the review phase.
Immigration critics from Quebec said that the issue is widespread across the country and not just in the province. However, they don’t have to wait for as long as two years as it does in Quebec but definitely longer than other country national applicants take. The Quebec Skilled Worker Program has a waiting period of 15 months, but Iranian nationals have to wait for more than 24 months.
Its immigration goals aren’t counted in the national total that including Express Entry and provincial nominee program goals as it works autonomously. The province majorly consists of the French population, so those are from France or know the language well prefer migrating there. To become a Quebec permanent resident, you have to follow a two-step process that includes:
1. The application should be selected by the Ministère de l’Immigration, Quebec immigration authority, and de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion. Those selected will then receive the Quebec Certificat de Sélection from the government of Quebec.
2. Then, the selected candidate has to file his application with Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada. The federal government will then evaluate your application on the basis of health and criminality.
Quebec plans to welcome 53,000 immigrants in 2018. Other than skilled immigrants, Quebec also plans to welcome around 8,000 refugees, including those funded by the government, private sponsors, and self-funded. Other than that, Quebec will be welcoming 12,100 immigrants as a part of the federal government’s family reunification goal.