Resettlement: Annual targets for Quebec

(REF-OVS-1a)

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

Under the Canada-Quebec Accord, Quebec has full responsibility for the selection of immigrants destined to Quebec (except family class and in-Canada refugee claimants). A portion of the overall resettlement targets are reserved to accommodate the Quebec immigration admission targets for both government-assisted refugees and privately sponsored refugees.

Once the overall resettlement target is set by the Government of Canada, under the Multi-Year Levels Plan, Quebec and the rest of Canada targets are established for government-assisted refugees and privately sponsored refugees for each Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) office abroad. These targets are set by the International Network, Resettlement Operations Division (IN-ROD), in consultation with IRCC offices abroad. Resettlement targets are managed by admissions, not final decisions, as is the case for lines of business.

Government-assisted refugee targets

Government-assisted refugee Quebec targets are based on the general refugee profile of the countries covered by each IRCC office abroad.

Privately sponsored refugee targets

Privately sponsored refugee targets are based on, among other factors, Quebec’s receiving capacity.

Travel arrangements for Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion refugees overseas

Travel arrangements for all Quebec-destined refugees are limited to Montréal. Quebec-destined refugees should enter Canada at Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport whenever possible.

Cut-off date

All government-assisted refugee applications should arrive in Quebec before December 15 of each year. Also, government-assisted refugee arrivals should be avoided during the last week of June and the first week of July. Arrangements should be made through the Resettlement Operations Centre in Ottawa (ROC-O) for any refugees travelling after December 15 and during the break at the end of June and beginning of July. Only exceptional cases can be accommodated during these periods. This deadline does not apply to privately sponsored refugees.

Resettled refugees destined to rest of Canada transiting via Montréal airport

For refugees in transit to the rest of Canada via the Montréal airport, ROC-O should advise the MIDI.

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