Diversity Policy to help Immigrants Live in Quebec

Government announces Quebec diversity policy

Immigration Minister Yolande James announced yesterday a new diversity policy for Quebec that provides measures to help ensure that new immigrants are aware of basic principles from Quebec’s Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms and the French Language Charter.

Government will welcome more immigrants with Quebec diversity policy

Starting in January 2009, immigrants applying to come to Quebec will be required to sign a declaration that they will learn French, and that they acknowledge “the common values of Quebec society,” including that men and women have equal rights and that political and religious powers are separate. Information sessions on “How to live in Quebec” will also be offered to newly arrived immigrants.

Quebec intends to further this diversity policy with a future upcoming program that will remind Quebecers about the value and rewards of welcoming new immigrants with warmth and tolerance.

Any information provided here does not constitute legal advice and is intended for general information only. Should you require legal advise, you are encouraged to contact a lawyer directly. All blog postings are public and are not subject to solicitor/client confidentially. Case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case, and case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any further case undertaken by the lawyer.

Tags: live in quebec measures to help immigrants Quebec diversity policy quebec helping immigrants

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the American Bar Association. He is frequently called upon to appear in the media to discuss Canadian and US immigration issues effecting North Americans. He has been interviewed by Canada AM, CTV, Canada News Net, the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star and has given lectures on immigration topics overseas.

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply