The Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion submitted the immigration plan for 2016 to the National Assembly, which determined the foreign national quota in Quebec for 2016 to be between 48,500 and 51,500. The amount remained the same as in 2015.
The accepted volume of foreign nationals are broken down into the following categories:
31,500 – 33,500 in the economic immigration category;
25,500 – 27,000 in the skilled workers category;
5,200 – 5,500 in the business traveler category; and
10,500 – 10,900 in the family class category.
The government expects between 6,000 and 6,600 refugees in 2016 thus the quotas for other categories were adjusted with the exception of the economic immigration category. The annual immigration plan for Quebec can be found here.
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