Quebec Migration Provincial Program

About Québec

Every year, approximately 45,000 new immigrants are welcome into Quebec.

Quebec is the largest province in the country of Canada. The official language in the province of Quebec is French. It is the only province in Canada with an official language other than English. The province is located on the east of Canada, bordered to the north by the Hudson Strait, to the east by Newfoundland and Labrador as well as New Brunswick, and bordered to the west by the province of Ontario. To the south of Quebec lie the states of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia also share a maritime border with Quebec.

The province of Quebec is Canada’s second most populated province, with most of its residents residing near the Saint Lawrence River which lies between the cities of Montreal and Quebec City.

Quebec’s vast supply of natural resources helps support its economy, however many other industries also play a crucial role in the contribution towards helping Quebec grow to be Canada’s second most economically important province (Ontario being first). These industries include (but are not limited to) the pharmaceutical industry, the aerospace industry, and the information and communication technologies industry.

Population:

The cities of Quebec have vast green spaces located near the urban cities. Residents can enjoy the outdoors and benefit from the vast array of outdoor activities providing all over the province. For those who enjoy the countryside but live in the city, forests, lakes, and mountains are all easily accessible from most cities throughout the province. For those who do prefer living outside of urban centers, Quebec’s countryside offers beautiful scenery all throughout the province, thus enhancing tranquility and bettering the quality of life.

Large Population Centres

Montréal3,635,571
Québec715,515
Ottawa – Gatineau (Québec part)283,959
Sherbrooke186,952
Saguenay151,643
Trois-Rivières141,529
Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census, 2008-02-04.

Portrait of Immigration

The Montreal area has been a key destination for immigrants for several years. It is a culturally diverse community, consisting of several different people who have immigrated to Montreal.
Based on the 2001 census, 70% of individuals born abroad and residing in Québec live in the Montréal region.

There are greater than 120 cultural communities in the city Montreal. Most of Montreal’s population of immigrants originate from Europe (37%), Asia (29.5%), America (21%) and Africa (12.4%). Between the years 2000 to 2004, immigrants that had been granted permanent status and who settled in Montreal in January 2006 came from Asia (31.1%), Africa (28.7%), Europe (22.5%) and America (17.4%).
For More information about Quebec immigration please visit : http://www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/EN/immigrate-settle/permanent-workers/official-immigration-application/requirements-programs/index.html

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