Immigration bill would wipe out 18,000-­applicant ­backlog, impose French and ­values ­conditions

Immigration bill would wipe out 18,000-­applicant ­backlog, impose French and ­values ­conditions

By Matthew McCully – Coalition Avenir Quebec Immigration Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette tabled Bill 9, an Act to increase Québec’s socio-economic prosperity and adequately meet labour market needs through successful immigrant integration Thursday at the National Assembly.
Included in the bill is a provision to essentially throw away the 18,000 current immigration applications, some of which were filed up to two years ago. Their application fees, amounting to roughly $19 million would be reimbursed, and they can then reapply, along with new applicants, under the new criteria included in the proposed bill. See full story in the Friday, Feb. 8 edition of The Record.

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