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Quebec is Cancelling the Pending QSWP applications - Which are the Alternate PNPs to get Canada PR?

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 20, Jun 2019

visas default image Quebec government has passed a disputed legislation to cancel thousands of pending application from skilled workers received for QSWP (Quebec Skilled Worker Program). As per the government, the step has been taken to better align immigrants with labour market needs of the province of Quebec in Canada. The national Assembly of Quebec has passed the disputed immigration reforms last week, which will official cancel more than 16,000 pending applications received for Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP).

Legislation to cancel pending QSWP applications

The provincial government first introduced the controversial Bill 9 in February this year recommending the instant termination of pending application to the QSWP, which were submitted by the candidates before August 2, 2018.

At first there were total 18,000 pending applications; however, the court ordered the Quebec government to continue processing the applications until the National Assembly passed the Bill 9. Subsequently, close to 2,000 applications got processed during this period, of which 258 QSWP applications got approved.

Government backs the decision

As per the government of Quebec the legislation aims at making certain that immigrants in the province are better integrated and hence, much more equipped to be successful in the labour market of the province.

Speaking before the voting, Jolin-barrette, the immigration Minister of Quebec said, "We are changing the immigration system in the public interest, because we have to make sure that we have immigration that is tied to the needs of the labour market,".

Changes essential with introduction of EOI system for QSWP

As per Mr. Barrette, canceling the pending applications, which embody nearly 50,000 people including the families of the primary applicants was essential, considering new EOI (Expression of Interest) based system of the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.

The pending applications, which are being targeted by the government, were submitted when the QSWP used to function on a 'first-come, first-served' basis, which as per the government doesn't meet the demands and requirements of the labour market and employers. Under such circumstances, the present and prospective Canada PR applicants must explore the alternate pathways to get Canada PR.

You may apply in the most suitable Provincial Nominee Program based on youir profile to obtain the provincial nomination and subsequently, permanent residency visa in Canada.

What are the alternate PNPs to apply & get Canada PR?

This year, many Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) have been inviting the Canada PR applicants and aspirants to apply for provincial nomination and nominating them for Canada PR as well, i.e. Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program, Saskatchewan, Alberta PNP, Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP), etc.
  • Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program
Ontario PNP is one of the most popular Provincial Nominee Programs of Canada. It also invites the candidates with low CRS point score, i.e. below 400 points. Hence, if you are looking to get provincial nomination to obtain the Canadian PR visa Ontario PNP is one of the best PNPs to apply. Express Entry stream of OINP is most applied stream that allocates 600 additional CRS Points to the successful candidates.
  • Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)
Saskatchewan is one of the key provinces of Canada. The SINP is one of the most applied PNPs by the skilled worker aspiring to get PR visa in Canada. Occupation in Demand and Express Entry subcategory are the two key streams of SINP.
  • Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)
Express Entry stream of Nova Scotia PNP invites vast number of applicants every year, through periodic draws.
  • Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)
AINP is the provincial nominee program of Alberta province. It's express entry aligned stream is applied by significant number of candidates every year.

Call expert to Apply for best PNP to get Canada PR this year

If you have plans to apply Canadian permanent residency via most suitable Provincial Nominee Program of Canada, you may get in touch with trusted and experienced immigration counselors at Visas Avenue for best support and assistance in visa filing, documentation, selection of right PNP, etc. Visas Avenue is a top and registered Canadian Visa Consultancy Company in India.

To start the process at earliest, you may call Visas Avenue migration experts on Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Moreover, to get your eligibility checked and subsequently, receive a call from the expert, you may fill the free assessment form.


Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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