Quebec Reveals New Immigration Application Fees For 2022

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Canada immigration news: Quebec has announced its plan to increase immigration application fees in 2022 to keep up with inflation in a move the province says is tied to the rise in the Consumer Price Index.

Statistics Canada, the country’s national agency responsible for providing data on demographics and the economy, reported earlier this month the country’s inflation rate stayed pat at 4.7 per cent in November, keeping it at the highest level in 18 years.


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Due to those inflationary pressures, the francophone province of Quebec is going to raise its Ministry of Immigration, Francisation and Integration (MIFI) fees by 2.64 per cent on Jan. 1 over the amounts charged in 2021.

The fees cover the Quebec immigration programs for skilled workersbusiness immigration, temporary workers and foreign students.

Other fees include those for labour market assessments, immigration consultants and credential recognition.

Consult the table below to compare the 2022 fees to those in 2021.


Canada immigration news: Quebec has announced its plan to increase immigration application fees in 2022 to keep up with inflation in a move the province says is tied to the rise in the Consumer Price Index.

Statistics Canada, the country’s national agency responsible for providing data on demographics and the economy, reported earlier this month the country’s inflation rate stayed pat at 4.7 per cent in November, keeping it at the highest level in 18 years.


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Due to those inflationary pressures, the francophone province of Quebec is going to raise its Ministry of Immigration, Francisation and Integration (MIFI) fees by 2.64 per cent on Jan. 1 over the amounts charged in 2021.

The fees cover the Quebec immigration programs for skilled workersbusiness immigration, temporary workers and foreign students.

Other fees include those for labour market assessments, immigration consultants and credential recognition.

Consult the table below to compare the 2022 fees to those in 2021.


Quebec Immigration Application Fees, 2021 and 2022

Up to Dec. 31, 2021 As of Jan. 1, 2022
PERMAMENT IMMIGRATION
Application for permanent selection
Business people Investors $15,962 $16,383
Entrepreneur and self-employed worker $1,113 $1,142
Skilled worker $822 $844
Each accompanying family member of the principal applicant (except in the case of an application under the Investor Program) $176 $181
Employer submitting a request for validation of a permanent  job offer $205 $210
Request for an undertaking as a guarantor of a foreign national of the family group
Commitment for the first foreign national $293 $301
For each other foreign national $117 $120
TEMPORARY IMMIGRATION
Application for temporary selection
Temporary worker $205 $210
Employer requesting an assessment of the effects of the job offer on the Quebec labour market $205 $210
Foreign student $117 $120
Person in temporary stay for medical attention $117 $120
IMMIGRATION CONSULTANT
Application for recognition as an immigration consultant $1,702 $1,747
Request for renewal of recognition $1,384 $1,421
CREDENTIAL RECOGNITION
Comparative evaluation of studies conducted outside Quebec $123 $126

Quebec immigration plummeted by 37.8 per cent during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, falling from 40,565 new permanent residents in 2019 to only 25,223 in 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) figures show.

Since then, immigration to the province has rebounded, rising to 39,550 new permanent residents in the first 10 months of 2021 alone. At that rate, the province could welcome more than 47,000 new permanent residents this year, or up 17 per cent from its pre-pandemic level in 2019.

The province plans to welcome up to 70,500 new immigrants in 2022, according to the latest Immigration Levels Plan. The figures include 52,500 newcomers under the previously announced plan, and 18,000 intended to make up the deficit of newcomers registered during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Results   Plan 2021 Forecast 2021 Plan 2022
2019 2020 Rebalancing MIN MAX MIN MAX Rebalancing MIN MAX
Economic 23,129 12,772 4,600 27,500 29,300 25,300 27,800 12,700 32,000 33,900
– Skilled Workers 19,098 11,477 3,500 22,900 24,200 23,500 25,600 12,700 27,400 28,800
– Business 3,387 1,106 1,000 4,000 4,300 1,800 2,100 0 4,000 4,300
– Other Economic 644 189 100 600 800 0 100 0 600 800
Family Reunification 9,686 7,792 1,550 9,700 10,200 11,000 11,400 1,000 10,200 10,600
Refugees 7,248 4,184 850 6,900 7,500 5,500 6,300 1,500 6,900 7,500
Other Immigrants 502 475 0 400 500 1,300 1,600 2,800 400 500
TOTAL 40,565 25,223 7,000 44,500 47,500 43,100 47,100 18,000 49,000 52,500

 

Up to Dec. 31, 2021 As of Jan. 1, 2022
PERMAMENT IMMIGRATION
Application for permanent selection
Business people Investors $15,962 $16,383
Entrepreneur and self-employed worker $1,113 $1,142
Skilled worker $822 $844
Each accompanying family member of the principal applicant (except in the case of an application under the Investor Program) $176 $181
Employer submitting a request for validation of a permanent  job offer $205 $210
Request for an undertaking as a guarantor of a foreign national of the family group
Commitment for the first foreign national $293 $301
For each other foreign national $117 $120
TEMPORARY IMMIGRATION
Application for temporary selection
Temporary worker $205 $210
Employer requesting an assessment of the effects of the job offer on the Quebec labour market $205 $210
Foreign student $117 $120
Person in temporary stay for medical attention $117 $120
IMMIGRATION CONSULTANT
Application for recognition as an immigration consultant $1,702 $1,747
Request for renewal of recognition $1,384 $1,421
CREDENTIAL RECOGNITION
Comparative evaluation of studies conducted outside Quebec $123 $126

Quebec immigration plummeted by 37.8 per cent during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, falling from 40,565 new permanent residents in 2019 to only 25,223 in 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) figures show.

Since then, immigration to the province has rebounded, rising to 39,550 new permanent residents in the first 10 months of 2021 alone. At that rate, the province could welcome more than 47,000 new permanent residents this year, or up 17 per cent from its pre-pandemic level in 2019.

The province plans to welcome up to 70,500 new immigrants in 2022, according to the latest Immigration Levels Plan. The figures include 52,500 newcomers under the previously announced plan, and 18,000 intended to make up the deficit of newcomers registered during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Quebec’s 2022 Immigration Levels Plan

Results   Plan 2021 Forecast 2021 Plan 2022
2019 2020 Rebalancing MIN MAX MIN MAX Rebalancing MIN MAX
Economic 23,129 12,772 4,600 27,500 29,300 25,300 27,800 12,700 32,000 33,900
– Skilled Workers 19,098 11,477 3,500 22,900 24,200 23,500 25,600 12,700 27,400 28,800
– Business 3,387 1,106 1,000 4,000 4,300 1,800 2,100 0 4,000 4,300
– Other Economic 644 189 100 600 800 0 100 0 600 800
Family Reunification 9,686 7,792 1,550 9,700 10,200 11,000 11,400 1,000 10,200 10,600
Refugees 7,248 4,184 850 6,900 7,500 5,500 6,300 1,500 6,900 7,500
Other Immigrants 502 475 0 400 500 1,300 1,600 2,800 400 500
TOTAL 40,565 25,223 7,000 44,500 47,500 43,100 47,100 18,000 49,000 52,500

 

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