Quebec will receive 100 times more money to settle its new residents than other provinces


Funding distributed between Quebec and other provinces becomes even more unbalanced. Although Quebec reduced its immigration levels two years ago, the province will get $650 million to help settle the 30,000 to 35,000 new permanent residents it expects in 2021. The rest provinces of Canada that outstrip immigration to Quebec, will receive only $741 million to help integrate about 370,000 new permanent residents. British Columbia that expects to have twice more new residents than Quebec, will receive $109 million, while Ontario, which normally takes in 45 percent of all immigrants to Canada, will get just $372 million. This means when Quebec has more than $20,000 to support each of its new permanent residents, new residents of Ontario, British Columbia, and other provinces will be allocated only about $2000.