Showing posts with label Quebec. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Quebec. Show all posts

June 21, 2019

Quebec Government Passed Bill 9: Thousands of applications cancelled

Bill 9, an Act to increase Québec's socio-economic prosperity and adequately meet labour market needs through successful immigrant integration was recently passed by the Quebec Government and as a result, thousands of applications will be cancelled.

March 13, 2017

Preliminary Review for Quebec Skilled Worker Program Application

Changes to Quebec Skilled Worker Selection Grid was announced by by Quebec's Ministry of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion (MIDI).  Simply put, those files wherein Preliminary Review had not started yet will be affected by the changes.

But how would you know if preliminary review for your file already started?

March 9, 2017

Quebec Skilled Worker Selection Grid Changes Effective March 8, 2017

Effective March 8, 2017, changes will be implemented in the Quebec Skilled Worker Selection Grid. These changes were made, according to this MIDI Announcement, to promote better socio-professioal integration of immigrants and to upgrade knowledge of French.

August 6, 2016

Montreal Bound: Sir Patrick Jorell Perico

Sir Patrick Jorell Perico, a Registered Nurse, will be moving to Canada soon.  His permanent resident visa, under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program, was recently issued by Canadian Visa Office in Manila.

July 20, 2016

Mon Projet Quebec Update: Next Application Intake for Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program will be from August 16-22, 2016

The next application intake schedule for Quebec Regular Skilled Worker program will be from August 16-22, 2016.  Another 5,000 applications will be accepted for this schedule.  To apply, applicant must send their applications via the Mon Projet Quebec (online application).

June 15, 2016

The maximum number of applications submitted under the Regular Skilled Worker Program has been attained

The maximum number of applications submitted under the Regular Quebec Skilled Worker Program has been attained few hours after program opened on June 13, 2016.  For those who were not able to make it, you will have a chance to submit your application during the 2nd intake period to be held at a later date in 2016.

March 11, 2016

Montreal Bound

Ms. Pamela Mendez and her family will be moving to Canada very soon.  They recently received their Immigrant Visas via Quebec Skilled Worker Program.  Vivre O Canada Immigration, an immigration consulting firm based in Montreal represented them for the Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ).

February 27, 2016

Mon Projet Quebec Update | New Quebec Skilled Worker Program Application Intake Dates

You will no longer have to wait indefinitely as to when the Mon Projet Quebec will open again to accept new applications for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.

Here' the latest update from Ministry of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion (MIDI):

January 20, 2016

A guide to Submitting an Application for Quebec Selection Certificate

Starting January 26, 2016, applicants for Quebec Skilled Worker program who already have a My Quebec Project Account may start filling out the forms online.  If you are one of those planning to apply, you have until Feb 15, 2016 to complete the forms and must be ready to submit the application once the program opens and started to accept applications.

Here's a Guide in Submitting an Application for Quebec Selection Certificate:

Guide in Submitting an Application for Quebec Selection CertificateYou may need Google Translate to help you complete the forms.  It would also help if you will download this guide as early as now and prepare the information needed.  

August 6, 2015

Immigration Pathways for Nurses

Immigration Pathways for Nurses - Canadian Immigration Consultancy

If you are a Registered Nurse planning to immigrate to Canada as a Nurse,  you need to consider the following:

  • Under the Express Entry System, you may be included in the Express Entry Pool but your chances of receiving an Invitation to Apply is slim if you don't have a job offer, Canadian Education, 6 years experience and maximum IELTS Exam Results.  
  • Nurses are not a priority under Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program because of its significant barriers to labor market participation.  They can't work as a Nurse immediately upon landing.  This was manifested in MPNP Expression of Interest System – Draw #4
What are your options then as a Registered Nurse?

First, you need to understand that Immigration is not a simple process. It is not something like you wake up one morning and decided you want it and leave the following day.  It takes a lot of planning and preparation.  The first thing you need to do is to get ready!

As a Registered Nurse, you have a good chance of living and working in Canada, Australia or New Zealand.  You just need to make a timely decision and make a commitment to your decision.

Let us help you get ready. Avail of our Start Up Program.

By signing up with our start up program and paying the consultancy fee amounting to P30,000, we can already start preparing your application by helping you get ready.  This consultancy fee is good enough for us to help you with the following:

  • Temporary Resident Visa and Work Permit application to legally work in Canada.  We are not a recruitment agency, you need to find your own employer
  • Study Visa Application to legally study in Canada, Australia or New Zealand.  We have partner schools and we can help you with the enrollment and landing arrangements
  • Application for Evaluation/Registration to practice your profession in Canada, Australia or New Zealand
  • Guide you with your Permanent Residence application in Canada, Australia or New Zealand
If you are ready with your documents, you will be able to immediately file your application for Quebec Skilled Workers Program, where Nurses are a priority. Quebec recently made an announcement making the selection criteria making it more efficient.

If you haven't done yet, take our FREE Online Assessment or visit our office for one-on-one orientation. 

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October 15, 2014

Guide to Obtaining a Permit from Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ) for Nurses Outside Canada

If you are applying for Quebec Selection Certificate to immigrate to Canada via Quebec Skilled Worker Program, it will help you case if you will now start processing your application for permit to practice nursing profession in Quebec.  It will not only help you establish your ability and intent to settle in Quebec (Adaptability factor), but it will also make your transition easier. 

Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ)

The following are the main steps to obtain your right to practice nursing in Quebec through Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (The Order):

1. Prepare your application for recognition of equivalence
To start the process and to receive by email the necessary documentation for the equivalence of your diploma please complete the application form at the following, fill out this online form
2. Obtain a decision from the Admission by Equivalence committee
3. Complete a professional integration program
4. Obtain the status of Candidate for the Profession of Nursing (CPN)
5. Pass the Professional Examination
6. Obtain your Permanent Permit
7. Apply for entry on the annual record of members of the Order

More information on how to obtain a Permit from Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ) for Nurses Outside Canada is available at

April 7, 2014

Don't be a victim of a disappearing act: Choose your immigration representative carefully

Here's a reminder from Citizenship and Immigration Canada regarding immigration representatives.

We at Proactive Immigration Advisers Corp (PIA Corp) are sharing this video prepared by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, as we are supporting this battle against immigration fraud.

To determine if the consultant you are dealing with is authorized representative, verify with ICCRC.  If they are not listed, they are not authorized.  Canadian Immigration Lawyers are also authorized representatives but they are not required to be registered with ICCRC. If the representative claims to be a lawyer, verify with Federation of Law Societies of Canada.

However, not all ICCRC Members and Canadian Immigration Lawyers are authorized to represent you for Quebec Immigration Applications.  Ministère de l’Immigration et des Communautés Culturelles (MICC) deals only with Authorized Quebec Immigration Representatives.

March 27, 2014

Quebec Skilled Worker Program: 6,500 CSQ Applications to be accepted from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015

Ministère de l'Immigration et des Communautés culturelles (MICC) have just announced the terms of demand management be enforced on April 1, 2014.

From April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015, MICC will continue to accept a maximum of 6,500 CSQ Applications under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.  There's no changes in the regulations and this means Filipino Nurses may still apply! [Source: MICC]

Nurses Quebec

If you are a BSN degree holder and you graduated within the last 5 years and you have at least 1 year legal work experience, you may be eligible! Experience doesn't need to be as a nurse and you don't need to be a registered nurse. 

Find out how! Send your resume to

March 26, 2014

Options for Filipino Nurses: Nova Scotia or Quebec?

If you're a Filipino registered nurse  planning to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada and is choosing between Nova Scotia and Quebec, here's some pointers you may consider:

Nova Scotia
Nurses are included in the list of eligible occupations under the under the Regional Labour Market Stream of Nova Scotia Nominee Program.  For this year, Nova Scotia will nominate only 150 applicants under the said program. For your reference, read the  Frequently Asked Questions page prepared by Nova Scotia Immigration Office.

Nova Scotia

As of this writing, it is safe to assume that they have already accepted more than hundreds - or even thousands - of applications from which they will select the lucky 150 applicants.  If not selected, you have the option to withdraw your application or simply wait and try your luck next year - if and when you will be selected.

If you are not in a hurry and don't really mind if you don't get selected within an indefinite period of time, then Nova Scotia is for you.

The list of occupations eligible for the Quebec Skilled Workers Program includes Nurses.  In fact, it's the top priority, with the highest points awarded for Aria of Training factor.  The program is still open and will be extended until March 31, 2015.
Montreal, Quebec (Image Credit:

If immigrating to Canada is something you seriously want for your family and that you understand the importance of time and opportunity, you should go for Quebec.

Of course, the premise above should be taken in the context of valuing the opportunity, the essence of time.  There are many other factors such as Immigration cost, cost of living, community, etc.

Immigration cost going to Quebec is of course more expensive. Applying for NSNP is free. On the other hand, there is a fee in applying for Quebec Selection Certificate.

Cost of living in Montreal (Quebec) is way lower than in Halifax (Nova Scotia).

Quebec vs Nova Scotia

There is a bigger Filipino community in Quebec than in Nova Scotia.  In fact, there is already a Filipino Nurses Association in Quebec!

You need two years experience to be eligible for NSNP. You only need at least 1 year experience to be eligible for Quebec Skilled Workers Program.

But wether Quebec or Nova Scotia, you will be entitled to Canada's great social benefits as a permanent resident.  So if you want to live and work in Canada, send your resume to for FREE assessment!

March 9, 2014

Application management methods effective April 1, 2014 | CSQ Applicants May Still Apply After march 31, 2014!

Few months ago, we reminded you about the MICC Quota for Quebec Skilled Worker Program and that applications will only be accepted until March 31, 2014.

CSQ Application April 1, 2014

Here's a good news for Filipino Nurses panning to apply for Quebec Selection Certificate to legally live and work in Canada!
Candidates who wish to submit an application for a Certificat de sélection du Québec can continue to do so after March 31, 2014, according to new rules effective April 1, 2014. These new rules pertain to the maximum number of applications that will be accepted over the next year under the various economic immigration programs. 
It is important to note that these rules are not intended to change Québec’s immigration objectives as set out in the Plan d’immigration du Québec pour l’année 2014
Applicants may still apply after March 31, 2014!  

Those who want to know if they are eligible to apply send resume to

By the way, this is not an advance April Fool's day post. Check out the source:

November 26, 2013

MICC Priority Processing for CSQ Application of Applicants affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)

MICC Priority - Typhoon Haiyan Survivors
If you were personally affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) and that you have a pending application for Quebec Selection Certificate, MICC will prioritize your application.

Simply fill out this online form at the Official Website of Government of Quebec indicating your File Number and other information. You have to describe how you or your family are or have been affected by the passage of Typhoon Haiyan.

If you are a Registered Nurse planning to live and work in Canada, you still have a chance to apply under Quebec Skilled Workers program.  A total of 20,000 applications will be accepted from August 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014.  Send your resume to for Free Online Assessment.  A licensed Quebec Immigration Consultant/Lawyer will personally evaluate your chances.   Avoid fake immigration consultants.

July 4, 2013

On Quebec Immigration Paid Representatives

It is not required to retain services of an immigration intermediary (paid individuals) in applying for Quebec Selection Certificate.  However, if you decide to use the paid services of an individual, please note that the Ministère de l’Immigration et des Communautés Culturelles (MICC) only deals with duly authorized individuals, namely:
  • members in good standing of the Barreau du Québec;
  • members in good standing of the Chambre des notaires du Québec;
  • individuals who have been granted special authorization issued by one of the two above-mentioned organizations;
  • recognized immigration consultants who are registered with the Registre québécois des consultants en immigration (PDF, 259 Kb)
If you retain the services of a consulting firm or individuals who are not Authorized, you are not certain of so many things.  You also don't have any protection from Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC).

There are individuals who are not authorized by MICC who offer assistance for CSQ Application and are charging only a minimal fee.  They would often tell you that  it is just easy you will get the same service the lawyers will offer and that they also know the process. Don't fall for it. 

Immigration is not a simple process.  There is a reason why immigration representatives are being regulated.  These lawyers and licensed consultants are in the best position to provide you sound advice and are able to really represent you before MICC.

Vivre O Canada

Proactive Immigration Advisers Corp is the exclusive representative in the Philippines of Vivre O Canada Immigration. Mrs. Nora Bouhali, President of Vivre Ô Canada Immigration  is a Certified Immigration Consultant by Government of Quebec and is also a member of Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) 

If you are interested to live and work in Canada through Quebec Immigration Program, send email to

April 27, 2013

Nurses Needed in Quebec, Canada!

Nurses are not included in the list of 24 eligible occupations under the new Federal Skilled Worker program.  If you a nurse and if you have prepared for the filing of your application this coming May 4, 2013, your frustration and disappointment is understandable.  But please bear in mind that it is not yet the end of the world.  This is just temporary and Nurses may be included again in the next list of eligible occupations. You just have to wait.  Patience is a virtue.    
But waiting is not the nicest thing to do.  We understand that and that is why we want to inform you of other options available for Nurses.

Quebec Skilled Worker Program is wide open for nurses!

Through its history, values and traditions, as well as its modernity and avant-gardism, Québec society is renowned for offering a unique quality of life on the North American continent. Life at a North American pace with an enviable living standard, without sacrificing security and evening walks in the neighborhood: this is the meaning and value of quality of life in Québec.

Under the Canada-Quebec Accord on Immigration, Quebec establishes its own immigration requirements and selects immigrants who will adapt well to living in Quebec. The assessment and process is quite complicated than the usual Canada immigration programs.   To get a higher chance of approval, it would be best if you will be guided by a Registered Quebec Immigration Lawyers.

The good news is we also have a partner in Quebecto represent our clients

If you are interested to live and work in Canada via Quebec Skilled Worker Program, click here for Free Online Assessment.  Or send resume to

Like the rest of Canada's immigration program, Quebec Skilled Worker program is also subject to changes.  In fact, changes may be introduced come July 30, 2013.  You have to act now and don't waste this opportunity!

July 22, 2012

Filipino Nurses Association of Quebec

The Province of Quebec is wide open for Registered Nurses who wish to live and work in Canada.  If you are a Registered Nurse and do not want to wait until January 2013 to start your application, Quebec Skilled Worker Program is an alternative.

The common problem that Filipino Nurses think if they opted for Quebec Skilled Worker Program is the French Language barrier.  In fact, there are some of those who think that a French Language Test is mandatory and without which, they can't be eligible.  This is of course not true.  French Language factor is just one of so many factors being considered in assessing your qualification.  However, you must consider that Quebec is predominantly French-speaking Canadian Province and if you don't even have the intention to learn the language, do not apply for this program in the first place.

Filipino Nurses Association of Quebec

Now, do you think you will not survive in Quebec as a Filipino Nurse?  Guess what, there's a Filipino Nurses Association of Quebec!  Some Filipino Nurses actually made it. Why can't you?

But of course, you would also need to pass the regulatory exam to practice your profession in Quebec.  And this is no different when you decide to settle in other Canadian Province.


Send your resume to and a Qualified Quebec Immigration Consultant will assess your qualifications for free!  This will be your first step in becoming a member of Filipino Nurses Association of Quebec.

You may also visit CIC SM North Office for a free orientation every Thursday and CIC Mall of Asia (MOA) Office every Tuesday.  Look for Mr. Apol E. Apuntar.

July 5, 2012

Priority List | Quebec Skilled Worker Program for the year 2012-2013

Despite the temporary pause on Federal Skilled Workers program, Canadian immigration program continues.  There are other program available depending on your circumstances.  One of alternative is the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.

If your education is listed below and that you have at least one year related experience, you may have a chance to immigrate to Quebec!

Quebec Skilled Worker Program Priority List we will process for the year 2012-2013  GROUP 1 : ( 16 points)

Technical college

  • Avionics (3 years)
  • Aircraft Construction Techniques (3 years)
Secondary professional
  • Retail Butchery (1 year)
  • Installation of cables and circuits (1 year)
  • Structural Assembly (975 hours / 1 year)
  • Mechanical Assembly (1185 hours / 1.5 years)
  • Precision Machining (1800 hours / 2 years)

GROUP 1 : (12 points)


  • Biochemistry (Bach. - 3 years) Chemistry (Bach. - 3 years)
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautics Engineering (Bach. - 4 years)
  • Probability and Statistics (Bach. - 3 years)  
  • Nursing (Bach. - 3 years)
 Technical college 

  • Council Insurance and Financial Services (3 years)
  • Business Management (3 years)  
  • Nursing (3 years)
  • Chemical Engineering Technology (3 years)
  • Laboratory Techniques (3 years)
  • Chemical Process Technology (3 years)
  • Processing techniques for composite materials (3 years)
  • Techniques of Plastics Processing (3 years)
  • Pharmaceutical Production Technology (3 years)
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology (3 years)
  • Radio diagnostic technology (3 years)  
  • Radiation Oncology Technology (3 years)
  • Process Technology and Food Quality (3 years)
  • Civil Engineering Technology (3 years)
Vocational secondary school 

  • Dental Assistance (2 years)
  • Pharmacy Technical Assistance (1.5 years)
  • Masonry: Bricklaying (1 year)
  • Manufacture of metal structures and fabricated metals (1.5 years)
  • Sheet metal work (2 years)
  • Implementation of composite materials (1 year)
  • Plumbing and Heating (2 years)
  • Welding and Fitting (2 years)
  • Precision Sheet Metal (1.5 years)

*GROUP 2: (6 points) 

  • Actuarial (Bach. - 3 years)  
  • Business Administration (Bach. - 3 years)
  • Accounting and Accounting Science (Bach. - 3 years)  
  • Diet and Nutrition (Bach. - 3.5 years)
  • Training of Special Education Teachers (remedial education) (Bach. - 4 years)
  • Food Engineering (Bach. - 4 years)
  • Biological and Biomedical Engineering (Bach. - 4 years)
  • Chemical Engineering (Bach. - 4 years)
  • Civil engineering, construction and transport (Bach. - 4 years)
  • Computer Engineering and construction of computers (Bach. - 4 years)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Bach. - 4 years)
  • Geodesy (surveying) (Bach. - 4 years)
  • Personnel Management (Bach. - 3 years)
  • Management and Business Administration (Bach. - 3 years)
  • Mathematics (Bach. - 3 years)
  • Microbiology (Bach. - 3 years)
  • Computer science (Bach. - 3 years)
  • Science and Food Technology (Bach. - 4 years)
  • Social Service (Bach. - 3 years)
  • Translation (Bach. - 3 years)
Technical College
  • Exploitation (3 years)
  • Applied geology (3 years)
  • Management of a catering establishment (3 years)
  • Mineralogy (3 years)
  • 3D Animation and Computer Graphics (3 years)
  • Office System Technology (3 years)
  • Technical accounting and management (3 years)
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology (3 years)
  • Techniques transport logistics (3 years)
  • Computer Science Technology (3 years)
  • Technical Aircraft Maintenance (3 years)
  • Physical Rehabilitation Techniques (3 years)
  • Animal Health Techniques (3 years)
  • Social Service Worker (3 years)
  • Techniques for Early Childhood Education (3 years)
  • Special Education techniques (3 years)
  • Respiratory Therapy Techniques (3 years)
  • Multimedia Integration Techniques(3 years)
  • Technical and Adult Correctional Intervention (3 years)
  • Orthotic and Orthopedic Prosthesis Techniques(3 years)
  • Techniques of Furniture and Cabinetmaking (3 years)
  • Biomedical Laboratory Techniques (3 years)
  • Geomatics Technology (3 years)
  • Technology Building Systems (3 years)
  • Architectural Technology (3 years)
  • Technology assessment and evaluation in building (3 years)
  • Industrial Maintenance Technology (3 years)
Vocational secondary school
  • Surveying and Topography (1800 hours / 2 years)
  • Home Care support ( 975 hours / 1 year)
  • Insulation (900 hours / 1 year)
  • Bodywork ( 1590 hours / 2 years)
  • Carpentry (1350 hours / 1.5 years)  
  • Accounting (1350 hours / 1.5 years)
  • Conduct construction equipment (1095 hours / 1.5 years)
  • Set-up and molding machines (1350 hours / 1.5 years)
  • Cooking (1350 hours / 1.5 years)
  • Commercial Drafting (1800 hours / 2 years)
  • Drafting (1800 hours / 2 years)  
  • Cabinetmaking (1650 hours / 2 years)
  • Ore Extraction (930 hours / 1 year)
  • Installation and maintenance of security systems (1485 hours / 2 years)
  • Installation and repair of telecommunication equipment ( 1800 hours / 2 years)
  • Agricultural Mechanics (1800 hours / 2 years)
  • Mechanical Service (1800 hours / 2 years)
  • Stationary Machine Mechanics (1800 hours / 2 years)
  • Mechanical protection against fire (900 hours / 1 year)
  • Mechanical Heavy Road (1800 hours / 2 years)
  • Mechanical construction equipment (1800 hours / 2 years)
  • Industrial Construction and Maintenance (1800 hours / 2 years)
  • Modeling (1500 hours / 2 years)
  • Assembly and installation of glass products (1350 hours / 1.5 years)
  • Operation of production equipment (900 hours / 1 year)
  • Pastry (1350 hours / 1.5 years)
  • Residential Painting (900 hours / 1 year)
  • Flexible Pavement Installation (900 hours / 1 year)
  • Preparing and Finishing Concrete (900 hours / 1 year)
  • Refrigeration (1800 hours / 2 years)
  • Upholstering (1350 hours / 1.5 years)
  • Health, Assistance and Nursing (1800 hours / 2 years)
  • Food and Beverage Services (960 hours / 1 year)
  • Computer Support (1800 hours / 2 years)
  • Sale of Fishery Products (900 hours / 1 year) 
* For those listed under Group 2, you need to take French Language Test and get a high score to be eligible.