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How studying in Quebec can open PR opportunities

How studying in Quebec can open PR opportunities

If you are planning to study and settle in Canada, then Quebec can be the right choice for you as the province is likely to give more PR opportunities to immigrants, including International students. As per the recent study shared by the Conference Board of Canada, the actual requirement of immigrants in Quebec is almost double from the current targets. Quebec has been consistently welcoming around 51,000 newcomers since 2014, and its share in the total immigrants in Canada has remained around 18%. Quebec needs more people for a strong economy. If it continued to sustain the current immigration levels till 2041, then its economy would grow only by 1.4% yearly compared to the national average of 1.9%. And as per the report, Quebec’s economic growth would go beyond 1.7% if the province invites more than 80000 immigrants annually.

Job Vacancies in Quebec

As per the Statistics Canada’s Job Vacancy and Wage Survey, in the first quarter of 2019, the number of vacant positions in Quebec companies stood at 114,215, which is 23% more than the number of vacancies for the same quarter in 2018. The highest in-demand sectors are Accommodation and Food Services, Scientific and Technical Services, Health Care Services, Retail Trade, Manufacturing, and Transportation.

Immigrants in Quebec

Most of the immigrants in Quebec fall under two categories, which are "Economic Immigrants' and "Sponsored by the family." However, there are other categories too.

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Economic immigrants 33441 29900 31605 30265 29190
Sponsored by the family 11318 10495 11125 12135 12285
Refugees resettled and protected persons 4862 7615 9435 9155 8830
Other categories of immigration 627 970 1085 845 810
Total Quebec 50248 48975 53245 52400 51120

Why Quebec needs so many Immigrants

One of the most noteworthy reasons behind so many invitations is that the province is adversely hit by the aging of its population. Although aging phenomena are prevailing all over Canada. Despite many favorable policies, the birth rate has remained low. According to CBDC, by 2028, if there is no change in the natural population rate of Quebec, the difference between the number of births and deaths will become negative. The study further predicts 100% Quebec’s population growth through immigrants. Moreover, aging has also resulted in unfilled vacancies and labor shortages, which has created a beneficial situation for immigrants, including students who want to settle in Canada.

Graduate programs relevant in Quebec

After completing their studies in Quebec, International students can apply under the Quebec experience program (PEQ). Quebec study program admissible under PEQ are

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree
  • Doctorate (Ph.D.)
  • Diploma of College Studies - Technical
  • Vocational Diploma (900 hours of study)
  • Vocational Specialization (900 hours of study)
  • College Studies (900 hours of study)

Do you want to study in Quebec, Canada? We can help you find the best university or college, keeping in mind your interest and financial aspects. Pyramid has been assisting overseas study aspirants to get their study visas since 2004 and has helped more than 30,000 students. Our experienced study-abroad consultants can help you get your Canada study visa without any hassle. Please visit any of our branches or contact us on 92563-92563.

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