March 4, 2019 – Quebec immigration candidates who have already received a Quebec Certificate of Selection (CSQ) face longer waits to have their cases approved due to lower immigration quotas.

There are 41,200 applicants in the system already approved for Quebec immigration, but the Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ) decision to reduce quotas means longer wait times.

The already approved candidates are separate from the 18,000 files awaiting processing for the Quebec Skilled Worker program, which the CAQ government wants to scrap.

Applicants with a CSQ in hand must go to the federal government to apply for permanent residence. Federal officials complete criminal record checks and medical tests before issuing approval.

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