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New Immigration Program for International Students in Quebec

Posted on August 6th, 2009 by InternationalStudentGuru

According to Canadian immigration lawyer David Cohen of Campbell Cohen, the province of Quebec is beginning an “accelerated and simplified immigration program” that will apply to both international students and specialized foreign workers to help facilitate their immigration to Canada.

The new, simpler regulations are intended to stimulate the economy of Quebec by attracting highly qualified international students to Quebec and also by encouraging those already in Quebec to stay.

Indeed, the new rules apply to immigration candidates already in Quebec as international students or foreign workers; if granted a “Certificate of Selection of Québec” (CSQ), their applications will receive priority.

How does one qualify for a CSQ? According to Cohen,

International students must have obtained a secondary school vocational diploma, a diploma of college studies in a technical program, or a university diploma attesting to a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, or a doctorate from an educational institution recognized by the Quebec Ministry of Education. To be recognized for Quebec immigration, these studies must have been completed in French or the applicants must have completed at least one year of full-time studies in French at the secondary or post-secondary level or have successfully completed a level B1 French course at a Quebec educational institution.

CSQ candidates not currently in Canada may apply from anywhere provided they have received a diploma in Quebec within two years prior to the regulations’ effective date.

Quebec’s Immigration Minister Yolande James stresses that she believes the new streamlined program will encourage even more international students to go to Quebec to study and stay on to work there.

Would this easier road to immigration make you more likely to consider Quebec a possible international study destination?

Guest post by Michelle Fabio, About.com Guide to Law School, who also writes about doctoral degrees online at DoctoralDegreesOnline.org.

60 Responses to “New Immigration Program for International Students in Quebec”

  1. ssae Says:

    so polices changed?

  2. DANIEL GOBA Says:

    I am B.A Degree holder in phylosophy with a major in Adult Education how can this program fit in to me and what is the requirment to facilitate that.

    thanks

  3. abdalla Says:

    I am postgraduated in mechanical engineering , very interested to life and study in Quebec, but i ask how? please,help me

  4. Phadeson Tumusiime Says:

    Iam in final Next year i’ll be holding B.Sc Degree in ICT In track of Computing Technology .But i would like and intrested in living and study ma postgraduate in Quebec Please help me to achieve ma Goal you might find could be your essential too. (4jetlasta@gmail.com)

  5. Ach Says:

    I am very interested by this new but I don t know how to apply please can you help me to achieve my goal . in fact I am graudued a Maters degree in computer engeneering last and I wished to continue with the PhD in Canada and I looking For a scholarship. may be this Quebec infomation could help me .thanks in advance.

  6. fatou diagne Says:

    I am a B.A degree holder in linguistic and will be B A degree in english litterature whithin 2 months if it please god.My only goal is now to be admit in one of the quebec universities .I would like to be supported to succsses in life through studies and i think that i can rely on you to realise my dream Please how can this program help me .

  7. Meaza Tezera Says:

    I am Meaza from Ethiopia and I have Diploma by Infromation Technology and I want to continue my Degree but finincially I cant so if I get chance to get free chance i will be the lukiest girl in the world.

    Thank you

  8. Meaza Tezera Says:

    I am Meaza from Ethiopia and I want free scholarship chance so if I get chance to get free scholar ship I will be the lukiest girl in the world.

    Thank you

  9. tadesse tsegaye Says:

    i am from Ethiopia and i want a free scholar at masters level in environmental chemistry or instrumental analysis if you have access please help me thank you in advance!

  10. Muyassar Says:

    Hallo everyone.
    I am Muyassar Azizulloev. I am a student. I am from Tajikistan. How can i apply to your university.

  11. dererje hailemichael Says:

    Please chnge my gear!

  12. yazan Says:

    Why to study french??????? Who cares

  13. MOGO SAGE Simplice Says:

    Je suis vraiment interessé pour l’immigration au Canada, j’ai un niveau d’étude secondaire avec un Diplôme Professionnel en Informatique Bureautique. Dépuis j’aimerais une opportunité de sauver mon éducation et celle de ma famille (mes filles). A vous de me canaliser sur diffrantes opportunités.

  14. zongo hamadou Says:

    Hello
    I’m holder of scientific school leaving certificate and i’m doing university technical qualification in selection and preservation of vegetables and animals seeds.
    So i must finish study this year but i want to continue the undergraduate in CANADA next year.
    I ask you help.

    I leave in BURKINA FASO (west africa country) so i speak thery french.
    THANKS………

  15. muhire jean paul Says:

    i am MUHIRE jean paul,
    i am really glad for this program i finished with a good notes to
    the secondary studies and i want to continue the undergraduate
    in CANADA next year.
    i am gearing for your favorable response
    i leave in kigali Rwanda

  16. tadesse tsegaye Says:

    1. i am from ethiopia mizan tepi university searching a free and fully sponsored scholarship abroad in any of chemistry fields especially environmentla chemistry,instrumental analysis,biochemistry,pharmacitical analysis,and related others please show to the way how to get this chance.

  17. Abdulai s Bangura Says:

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  18. Hassano Says:

    I am Hassano from East Africa small State. I am technical school(Diploma) and university gradaute(BA), So how can I get in the stated opportunity? I am eager to hear more from the board. Besides I am as asylemseeker in one of the European countries.I have no french language problem. Thank!

  19. Muska Says:

    Hi,
    I have completed my Master in the US and just started my PhD in one of the Quebec universitites. I do not know if I will be eligible for this immigration type by next year or not?
    I am not clear what does it mean, “….from an educational institution recognized by the Quebec Ministry of Education”? Does it mean you have to be graduated of an institution in Quebec to be recognized by QME? My school at US is recongizned internationally, will that be acceptable to QME?
    If I learn French during this year and complete one year of being fultime student in my PhD program in Quebec, will I be eligible to apply?
    Please reply me if you know?

  20. solomon getachew Says:

    Hi
    I have hold my deploma in a recognaiz college in Ethiopia.It is not clear what does it mean?If I learn French during this year & complet one year of being full time student can i join the programe.will i be eligible to apply?
    please replay me if you know?

  21. sekamaanya Says:

    i have completed a degree in computer science and i love to get involved in this wonderful proramme

  22. zorosi Says:

    How can i apply to your university. Can u post more details

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  23. Andrew Says:

    I am a bachelor’s degree holder in electrical and electronics emgineering. I studed french for a period of one year during my high school period. Sir, it will be of great help to me if you consider me to this program so that i will stand a chance to pursue my master degree at your state. Thank for your initiative

  24. Aiyepola Bilquees Says:

    l will like to do my master in transpotation,presently working as an instructor in the government Driver institute.

  25. obisike stanley Says:

    hello fabio

    please i need a scholarship in nursing please kindly help me out mr michelle fabio i will really apprrciate.

    thanks

  26. abdi Says:

    I need scholarship to extend my further education in physiotherapy

  27. Andrew Salifu Philip Says:

    Hello Sir/Ma,

    I have West African Examination Council (WAEC) and wish to further my Undergraduate program in Environmental Study.
    Sir,I will be happy if you give me the Scholarship to Study in your Institution.
    Thanks and God bless you (Amen)!

  28. malundama ndudi serge Says:

    I’m serge on freshman of engeneering I’m very intrested to canadian life please help me how and what could I do?

  29. Mahder geleta Says:

    Please Please i need Scholarship in managemet area.how can i get this chance.

  30. Polino Ateng Alier Says:

    I trust your aid ability can keep me at the campus.i,m a 1st year dropout of Lugazi University in Uganda.

    Thanks

    Polino Ateng Alier, Kampala

  31. Polino Ateng Alier Says:

    i want to study abroad.

  32. farima Says:

    hi
    i am a student of master of language and culture in iran and i have a B.A .in inglish language and taslation …How can this prgram fit to me? as i have married can my husband come too.he is a civil engineer.

  33. Isaiah Munyoro Says:

    I am working as Director Library Services, at an ionstitution in Zimbabwe. I am looking for sponsorship to study PhD in information Science. I hold a masters degree in library and information science. How can I be assisted?

  34. DJ Accurato Says:

    Is it possible to study the PhD in social work?!
    Thank you…

  35. KENGNE Says:

    i am living in thailand, and i would like to know whether it is possible to apply, i am from Cameroon. if yes, where can i see the form to fill, and what are the process?
    thx.

  36. Esso Says:

    Iam graduated in Linguistics(French) and Philosophy and I would like to extend my further education in Communication. I am living in Nairobi. Can i apply for this New Immigration Program?
    Thanks for helping me.

  37. Kamilla Says:

    I am master degree holder in Sport’s Sciences.How can I apply for this program if I’m not so fluent in French?
    Thank you in advance!

  38. Berhane Says:

    I am MA holder in TEFL and I need to further my Education on that field and please suggest me to follow some procedures to access for further studies. Thank you.

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  40. avlrao Says:

    my daughter wants to study her ms/m.tech programme in canadian universities
    she secured 56% in her B.Tech(civil) programme. Can she get any scholorship
    to get admission. I am financially weak and could not get sufficient loans from banks. pl suggest.

  41. avlrao Says:

    my daughter wants to study her ms/m.tech programme in canadian universities
    she secured 56% in her B.Tech(civil) from india. Is there any possibility to her to get any scholorship from canadian universities for pursuing her ms/mtech programme at canada.
    I am financially weak and could not get sufficient loans from banks. pl suggest.

  42. Baba awudu Says:

    I am 22years and have an ssce(waec) cetificate holder from Ghana,i tried to further my education since i had my certificate in 2005.but could not due to financial difficulties.i want you to help me study a course in Canada for a better future for my self and everyone around me.thank you.

  43. Tamiru Mengesha Says:

    I need scholarship to extend my further education and if i get the chance I will be the happiest guy in the world.

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  45. MEAZA TEZERA MOLLA Says:

    Dear Sir/Madam!!!

    Subject: To get Immigration chance for my study

    I am Meaza (female) I am international student from Ethiopia. I have Diploma by Information Technology. I eagerly want to continue my Degree by any relative field of study I am trying to get the chance long time but still not getting I want to study English, Tourism Management, Health, IT , Business or any field if I get free chance. So please consider my feeling and try to give me Chance/ Advice how to get the chance. Please try to help me to improve my educational background. If I get this chance I will be the luckiest girl. Finally I want to remind is my first choice is English and Tourism Management the rest I put as alternative.

    With Best Regards toffel
    Meaza Tezera
    Ethiopia

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  59. Horatio Williams Says:

    I am Liberian citizen living in the U.S. With undergraduate degrees in Industrial Mentainnance Technology and Business Administration. Also have a masters degree in Training and Development and would love to do the PhD program in vocational Education at Quebec.My French is not so good so how but would love to know wheteher there is program that can help me while I’m in Canada at that location to brush up on my French skills.

  60. gaurav Says:

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