March 6, 2021

Quebec launches 3 new immigration programs

The new immigration pilots will focus on pathways for workers in health, food processing, and technology sectors.

On March 3, Quebec announced it will launch three new immigration pilots over the coming weeks.

The Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI) is opening up the pilots for foreign nationals who work in the following three sectors:

  • food processing;
  • health (orderlies); and
  • artificial intelligence, information technology and visual effects.

These pilots are expected to last for a maximum of five years. The goal is to attract and retain immigrants whose skills meet Quebec’s labour market needs.

MIFI will issue Quebec Selection Certificates (CSQ) to up to 550 principal applicants, annually, through each pilot. Applicants must work in eligible sectors in order to be selected. This figure does not include families.

Eligibility requirements

You will need to demonstrate that you can financially provide for yourself and your family for at least three months.

These programs also require applicants to be at least 18 years old.

Most of these stream require work experience in Quebec. If you are applying for one of these streams, you must have obtained your work experience with legal status. You must have been paid and worked at least 30 hours per week.

Here are some of the more specific eligibility requirements of each new program.

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