Due to the huge number of applications submitted during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the francophone province of Quebec experienced massive delays in the processing of applications of foreign nationals hoping to work in the province. Foreign skilled workers living in the province who has already been pre-selected by Quebec have to wait an average of 31 months to acquire their permanent residency (PR). This is four months more when compared to the average 27 months of processing times in other Canadian provinces.
Ontario held two draws under the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream
On June 5, 2023, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) held new rounds of invitations