What is a Quebec values test?Highly symbolic in nature, values test is designed by the government of Quebec to test the “democratic and the Quebec values” of the newcomers, so as to ensure that they are worthy of obtaining a permanent residence in the province. As per the Government of Quebec, it is imperative to have knowledge of the values of the society in order to have good cultural integration. The values test is a promise made by the Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ) party during the election campaign. It is a ruling party in the province now and the guidelines of the values test are released by the CAQ government.
Values Test Process Simplified:As part of a new policy that came into effect on January 1, 2020, potential immigrants are required to qualify the ‘values test’ in order to be selected by the province of Quebec for permanent residence.
The values test will be applied to the following major immigration programs of Quebec:
- Skilled Worker Program
- Entrepreneur Program
- Experience Program
- Self-Employed Program
- Investor Program