Quebec immigration reform will reduce wait times for selection certificates for immigrants from three years to six months.

Immigration Minister Kathleen Weil said Quebec’s immigration law is long overdue for reform, as she announced her plan Wednesday in Quebec City.

There will also be measures to address regional employment needs, temporary foreign workers and recognition of foreign credentials, she said.

“What we want to do is that when we choose the people that we’re going to invite to submit their file, they would already have total or partial recognition of their professional credentials,” said Weil.

There will be public consultations on the proposed changes to the Quebec Immigration Act in the new year.