CAQ government to implement 'values test' on immigrants

Oct 30 2019, 7:31 am

Immigrants looking to call Quebec home will soon have to pass a ‘values test.’

The Coalition Avenir Québe (CAQ) government made the announcement this morning, states the official Gazette of Quebec.

Starting on January 1, prospective immigrants will have to prove they have learned core “democratic and Quebec values” in order to obtain a selection certificate, the first required document to become a permanent resident in the province.

The values test was a key promise made by the CAQ during last year’s elections.

The Gazette of Quebec did not detail exactly what type of questions will be asked on the exam but stated that topics will relate to the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms.

Applicants will be required to get a minimum of 75 per cent on the exam to pass. Should they fail, they can retake the test a second time or third time. A course will also be offered by the ministry, focusing on teaching the class core Quebec values.