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Posted on December 15 2022

Quebec plans to invite 100,000 newcomers every year

By Editor
Updated July 25 2023

Highlights for Quebec plans to invite 100,000 newcomers every year

  • Quebec welcomes 100,000+ foreign immigrants per year as the province is facing a severe workforce shortage.
  • Quebec has designed new immigration plans for 2023 to 2025 to welcome international talent.
  • The province might bring 102,300 newcomers from the Federal government immigration targets 465,000 immigrants by 2023.

Quebec to welcome 100,000+ newcomers per year

Quebec to welcome 112,000 foreign immigrants per year by 2023. The French-speaking country’s businesses are declining due to a shortage of skilled workforce in the province.

In observance of this, the province has set Immigration plans for 2023 – 2025, where it has stated the number of immigrants that can be invited in the years 2023, 2024, and 2025.

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Quebec immigration levels plan 2023-2025

Quebec set immigration levels plan for 2023 – 2025 to tackle the province’s workforce shortages as businesses are unable to fill the vacant jobs.

Currently, Quebec aims to invite around 50,000 immigrants per year as of its immigration levels plan released recently.

Categories for immigration

Minimum Maximum
Economic immigration category 32,000


Skilled Workers

28,000 29,500

Business People

4,000 4,300
Other Economic categories 0


Family Reunification

10,200 10,600
Refugees and people in similar situations 6,900


Other immigration categories 400


Overall totals



With 22% of Canada's population being in Quebec, the province has a chance to increase its immigration intake anytime in 2023.

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Canada’s Immigration levels plan 2023 – 2025

Canada has already set Immigration levels to plan for 2023-2025 recently where the federal government targeted 465,000 immigrants for next year and Quebec to bring a share of 102,300 newcomers from them. But the province has just stated half of its number as of now.

Canada is to spend $1.6 billion for six years & $315 million for one year on the processing of applications and immigrants settlement as per the 2023-2025 immigration Levels plan.

The Canadian government also allotted $50 million to process the backlog applications.

The maple leaf country already set a new record by inviting 430,000 immigrants to Canada this year.

Canada continues to tackle the declining businesses by planning to invite 301,250 newcomers through just economic class immigration programs.

Canada expects 100% full growth in the country’s workforce by 2032 with its immigration plans and immigration pathways.

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Canada’s 2023 to 2025 Immigration Levels Plan





Overall Planned Permanent Resident Admissions

465,000 485,000 500,000
Federal High Skilled 82,880 109,020


Federal Economic Public Policies

Federal Business 3,500 5,000


Economic Pilots: Caregivers; Agri-Food Pilot; Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot; Economic Mobility Pathways Project

8,500 12,125 14,750
Atlantic Immigration Program 8,500 11,500


Provincial Nominee Program

105,500 110,000 117,500
Quebec Skilled Workers and BusinessFootnote6 See the Quebec immigration plan To be determined

To be determined


Total Economic

266,210 281,135 301,250
Spouses, Partners and Children 78,000 80,000


Parents and Grandparents

28,500 34,000 36,000
Total Family 106,500 114,000


Refugees and Protected Persons

Protected Persons in Canada and Dependents Abroad

25,000 27,000 29,000
Resettled Refugees – Government-Assisted 23,550 21,115


Resettled Refugees – Privately Sponsored

27,505 27,750 28,250
Resettled Refugees – Blended Visa Office-Referred 250 250


Total Refugees and Protected Persons

76,305 76,115 72,750
Humanitarian and Other Total Humanitarian & Compassionate and Other 15,985 13,750


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