3.0.1. The Minister, having regard to government policy concerning immigrants and foreign nationals and to its guidelines on immigration, shall establish an annual immigration plan.
The purpose of the plan is to specify planned immigration levels to promote the enrichment of the sociocultural fabric of Québec within the framework of the objectives pursued in the selection of foreign nationals.
The plan shall set out the maximum or estimated number of foreign nationals who may settle in Québec or of selection certificates that may be issued, and their distribution by class or within the same class; the maximum or estimated number may also be determined by source area. The plan shall take into account, among other factors, the projected overall demand for selection certificates, the projected admission and selection levels and Québec’s capacity to welcome and integrate immigrants.
A source area may comprise a country, a group of countries, a continent or part of a continent.
The plan shall be tabled in the National Assembly not later than 1 November or, if the Assembly is not sitting on that date, not later than the fifteenth day after resumption.
1998, c. 15, s. 1; 1999, c. 71, s. 1; 2004, c. 18, s. 4.