About Quebec Immigration

Quebec is one of Canada’s most coveted immigration destinations, owing to its vibrant culture, diverse population, metropolitan lifestyle, urban infrastructure, lucrative job market and ample scope for business innovation. Qualified candidates can successfully immigrate to Quebec through any of the following pathways:

  • Quebec Skilled Worker Program
  • Quebec Investor Program
  • Quebec Entrepreneur Program
  • Quebec Self-Employed Worker Program
  • Program for Refugees Abroad

Quebec Occupation in Demand List 2021

Skilled workers applying under the QSWP must ensure that their primary occupation is featured on the Quebec Occupation in Demand List 2021, which indicates all the skills shortages in Quebec’s labor market that cannot be filled by the local population. Thus, qualified foreign nationals are invited to fill these vacancies. The list is regularly updated, and is one of the major eligibility requirements for skilled immigration to Quebec.


Code Quebec Occupation List
112 Human Resources Managers
122 Banking, credit and other investment managers
211 Engineering Managers
213 Computer and Information Systems Managers
421 Administrators – Post-secondary Education and Vocational Training
611 Sales, Marketing and Advertising Managers
911 Manufacturing Managers
1111 Financial Auditors and Accountants
1112 Financial and Investment Analyst
1113 Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers
1114 Other Financial Officers
1121 Human Resources Professionals
1122 Professional Occupations in Business Management Consulting
1223 Human Resources and Recruitment officers
1314 Assessors, Valuators and Appraisers
2111 Physicists and Astronomers
2113 Geoscientists and Oceanographers
2121 Biologists and Related Scientists
2131 Civil Engineer
2132 Mechanical Engineers
2133 Electrical and Electronics Engineers
2141 Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers
2146 Aerospace Engineers
2147 Computer Engineers (Except Software Engineers and Designers)
2148 Other Professional Engineers, n.e.c
2171 Information Systems Analysts and Consultants
2172 Database Analysts and Data Administrators
2173 Software Engineers and Designers
2174 Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers
2175 Web Designers and Developers
2211 Chemical Technologists and Technicians
2221 Biological Technologists and Technicians
2222 Agricultural and Fish Products Inspectors
2231 Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2232 Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2233 Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Technologists and Technicians
2234 Construction Estimators
2251 Architectural Technologists and Technicians
2252 Industrial Designers
2253 Drafting Technologists and Technicians
2263 Inspectors in Public and Environmental Health and Occupational health & Safety
2264 Construction Inspectors
2281 Computer Network Technicians
2282 User Support Technicians
2283 Systems Testing Technicians
3151 Head Nurses and Supervisors
3152 Registered Nurses
3215 Medical Radiation Technologists
3231 Opticians
3233 Licensed Practical Nurses
3237 Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
4131 College and Other Vocational Instructors
4151 Psychologists
4163 Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants
4164 Social Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers
4169 Other Professional Occupations in Social Science, n.e.c.
4212 Community and Social Service Workers
5111 Librarians
5113 Archivists
5125 Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters
5211 Library and Public Archive Technicians
5223 Graphic Arts Technicians
5241 Graphic Designers and Illustrators
6221 Technical Sales Specialists – Wholesale Trade
6411 Sales Representatives – Wholesale Trade (Non-Technical)
7231 Machinists and Machining and Tooling Inspectors
7232 Tool and Die Makers
7312 Heavy-duty Equipment Mechanics
7316 Machine Fitters
7315 Aircraft Mechanics and Aircraft Inspectors
9213 Supervisors, food, beverage and associated products processing
9214 Supervisors, food, beverage and associated products processing
9221 Supervisors, Motor Vehicle Assembling
9222 Supervisors, Electronics Manufacturing
9223 Supervisors, Electrical Products Manufacturing
9226 Supervisors, other Mechanical and Metal Products Manufacturing
9227 Supervisors, Other Products Manufacturing and Assembly
9421 Chemical Plant Machine Operators
9511 Machining Tool Operators

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Application Process for Permanent Residence in Quebec

Each immigration pathway has a distinct set of eligibility requirements and application procedures. The most popular route to permanent residence is the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), which unfolds in two stages.

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Stage 1 – Obtain the Quebec Selection Certificate

Aspirants must submit an online Expression of Interest through the Arrima portal. The most highly eligible candidates will receive an invitation to apply for permanent selection from the Ministère. Within 60 days of receiving the invitation, the candidate must apply for permanent selection to the Ministère – online via Mon Projet Québec. If approved, the candidate receives a Quebec Selection Certificate.

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Stage 2 – Apply for Permanent Residence

Upon obtaining the selection certificate, a candidate must apply for the Canada permanent resident visa to the federal immigration authority – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada – as a Quebec-selected skilled worker. After due verification, IRCC may award a PR visa to the applicant.

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