Immigration Process

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With an aging population and a declining birth rate, the Québec labour force is becoming increasingly scarce in all sectors of activity. The digital shift has also shaped the working world and imposed new methods of recruitment and job search. When it comes to find new employees, employers need to refine their strategies to adapt to current trends and issues.

When you need to fill a position for which specific expertise is required and you cannot find a candidate with that expertise in Quebec, you can turn to other Canadian provinces, territories or internationally to recruit a candidate. The Government of Quebec and other organizations are proposing various measures and services to help companies embark on such a process.

There are various options available if you need to look internationally to meet your workforce needs.

  • Hiring a temporary foreign worker.
  • Hire a permanent foreign worker.
  • Have the skills of a foreign-trained person recognized.

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Applications for permanent selection are now made on the basis of a declaration of interest. Thus, persons interested in immigrating to Quebec must first complete and submit a declaration of interest. The Department will then issue invitations for persons whose profile corresponds to Quebec’s needs to make a permanent selection request.

  1. Find out more about Quebec. Are you interested in the idea of living in Quebec? Informing yourself is a simple and inexpensive way to determine the feasibility of your immigration project.
  2. Be aware of the conditions of the Regular Skilled Worker Program and be informed about the immigration process.
  3. Apply for permanent immigration. To apply for immigration, you must first submit a declaration of interest to the Arrima portal of the Ministère de l’immigration, de la diversité et de l’inclusion du Québec. You can complete and update your Expression of Interest form at any time, free of charge. Among those who have submitted an expression of interest, the Department will invite those whose profiles meet Quebec’s needs to submit a permanent selection request. If you are invited by the Ministry, if you wish to continue your efforts, you must submit a permanent selection request and send the Ministry the supporting documents for processing your application.
  4. Apply for permanent residence with the Government of Canada.
  5. Prepare yourself before leaving for Quebec. Soon you will discover new horizons, you will leave for Quebec where you have decided to settle. While waiting for your permanent residence visa, take advantage of this opportunity to prepare yourself and begin some procedures from abroad. This will make your integration in Quebec easier.
  6. Go to the Accueil Québec office at the Montréal airport. You have now reached your destination! Consult this section for a brief overview of entry and reception procedures.
  7. Continue the integration process in Quebec. To put all the chances on your side, take a look at the first steps to take once you have arrived in Quebec and the services offered by the government and its partner organizations to facilitate your integration.

Organizations that can help you

The Anchor

A service for the welcoming and socio-professional integration of immigrants in the Haut-Richelieu region!

The ANCRE service specialized in employability is mandated by the Ministère de l’immigration, la diversité et l’inclusion (MIDI) and Services Québec. We work closely with Haut-Richelieu companies and employers to support them in their personnel needs, while facilitating the socio-professional integration of qualified immigrants ready to settle in the Haut-Richelieu region.

Business services:

  • Identification and referral of potential candidates according to the profile required (qualified labour force with an immigrant background).
  • Linkage with potential candidates, job seekers with a migrant background.
  • Support and follow-up in the hiring process.
  • Monitoring and support for obtaining a PRIIME wage subsidy or a regular subsidy if applicable.
  • Support in the management of diversity at work.
  • Assistance for the integration of a new employee into the company.
  • Information on the immigrant workforce and its evolution.

Individual Services:

  • Contact and conduct needs assessment for immigrants in the job search process in the Haut-Richelieu region.
  • Advice on job search and exploration of the job market in the Haut-Richelieu region.
  • Support in finding accommodation (telephone contact, visit of accommodation, signing of the lease, etc.).
  • Twinning with local families and immigrants already settled in the area.
  • Sociocultural integration and networking activities and workshops.