Quebec to impose values test on immigrants next year

Ottawa, The Canadian Quebec government is moving forward to impose a values test on future newcomers starting Jan. 1, 2020, Quebec Premier Francois Legault announced Thursday.

"I think it's important when you settle in a new society to understand its values," Legault told a crowd of reporters, noting that the test will include 20 questions covering topics like Quebec democracy, francophone culture, secularism, rights and responsibilities and equality between men and women.

"In case of failure, it is possible to again take the assessment. After two failures, they may choose to participate in the course or again take the assessment a third time," the official Gazette of Quebec writes.

"If a person fails the exam repeatedly, they will have to resubmit their immigration application from scratch," it added.

Children or applicants who have a medical condition that could prevent them from taking the test will be exempted.

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