The PLQ wants to include temporary residents in the immigration targets
The Liberal Party of Quebec tabled a bill on temporary immigration on Wednesday. Introduced by Official Opposition House Leader Monsef Derraji, the bill would require the government to consider temporary residents when planning immigration targets.
“The annual immigration plan should now indicate the planned or estimated number of foreign nationals wishing to stay in Quebec on a temporary basis,” explained the MP for Nelligan.
In addition, the minister responsible for immigration planning must take into account the presence of temporary residents in the territory when preparing his plan.
Bill 493 will be studied by the government, assures the parliamentary leader of the CAQ government, Simon Jolin-Barrette. A motion to that effect was passed unanimously by the House.
Nearly 300,000 temporary residents were welcomed to Quebec in 2022, nearly six times more than the official government target of 50,000 permanent immigrants per year.