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. The province also pays special attention to the skill shortage list Canada to address its labor market needs. 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 2024

The Skill level workers applying under the QSWP must ensure that their primary occupation is featured on the Quebec Occupation in Demand List 2024, which indicates all the skills shortages in Quebec’s labor market that cannot be filled by the local population. This list is in alignment with the Canada job shortage list, highlighting occupations in high demand across the country. 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.

Three new pathways added for Quebec immigration

Quebec Immigration Ministry released a new mandate which entails the introduction of three new immigration pathways for the aspirants. Each program will allow the selection of maximum 550 applicants and their family members annually. Below are the programs:

  • The permanent immigration pilot program for workers in food processing – The PR pathway will be for temporary foreign workers who have jobs in the food processing sector in Quebec. Program will commence on March 24, 2021.
  • The permanent immigration pilot program for orderlies – It is for applicants as orderlies to fill critical labour shortage in this field. Program will commence on March 31, 2021.
  • The permanent immigration pilot program for workers in the AI, information technologies and visual effects (IT/VE) sectors – There are two streams: AI and IT/VE for tech professionals which will come into effect on April 22, 2021.

Under the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system, each occupation is assigned a unique NOC code that reflects its job duties and skill level. This classification is vital for understanding various job roles and their requirements in Canada. Below is a table listing NOC codes alongside their corresponding occupations:

NOC Code Occupation
0111 Financial managers
0112 Human Resources Managers
0121 Insurance, Real Estate and Financial Brokerage Managers
0122 Banking, credit and other investment managers
0124 Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
0131 Telecommunication carriers managers
0213 IT system managers *
0311 Managers in health care
0421 Administrators – post-secondary education and vocational training (only for educational institutions designated and recognized by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education or another ministry or agency authorized by the State).
0422 Supervisors / School Principals and Administrators / Administrators of education at primary and secondary school programs (for educational institutions designated and recognized by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education or another ministry or mandatory agency of the State)
0423 Managers in social, community and correctional services
0711 Construction managers
0712 Home construction managers and renovators
0821 Managers in agriculture
0822 Horticulture managers
0911 Manufacturing Managers
1111 Financial auditors and accountants
1112 Financial analysts and investment analysts
1113 Securities agents, investment agents and traders
1114 Financial planners and financial advisers (only this name)
1121 Human resources professionals
1122 Professional occupations in business management consulting
1212 Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers
1213 Supervisors, library, correspondence and other information workers
1214 Postal and courier service supervisors
1215 Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations
1222 Executive assistants
1223 Human Resources and Recruitment Officers
1224 Property management officers
1225 Purchasing agents
1243 Medical administrative assistants
1251 Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations
1252 Health information management occupations
1311 Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
1312 Insurance Adjusters and Claims Examiners
1313 Insurers / Underwriters
1315 Maritime brokers (only this designation)
2112 Chemists
2113 Geoscientists and oceanographers
2121 Biologists and related scientists
2122 Forest science professionals
2123 Agricultural Representatives, Consultants and Specialists
2131 Civil engineers
2132 Mechanical Engineers
2133 Electrical and Electronics Engineers
2134 Chemical engineers
2141 Industrial and manufacturing engineers
2142 Metallurgical and materials engineers
2143 Mining engineers
2146 Aerospace engineers
2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers ) *
2151 architects
2153 Urban and land use planners
2154 Land Surveyors / Surveyors
2161 Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries *
2171 Computer analysts and consultants *
2172 Database analysts and data administrators *
2173 Software engineers and designers *
2174 Programmers and Interactive Media Developers *
2175 Web Designers and Developers *
2223 Forest science technologists and technicians
2224 Natural and fishery technicians
2225 Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
2231 Civil engineering technologists and technicians
2232 Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
2233 Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
2234 Construction estimators
2241 Electronic and electrical engineering technologists and technicians
2243 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
2251 Architectural technologists and technicians
2254 Land survey technologists and technicians
2263 Public health, environment and occupational health and safety inspectors
2264 Construction inspectors
2281 Computer network technicians *
2282 User support workers
2283 Computer systems assessors and the video game tester designation *
3011 Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors
3012 Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses / Registered Psychiatric Nurses
3111 Specialist doctors
3112 General Practitioners and Family Physicians
3113 Dentists
3114 Vets
3121 Optometrists
3122 Chiropractor / Chiropractors
3124 Related primary health care practitioners
3131 Chemists / Pharmacists
3132 Dietitians and nutritionists
3141 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
3142 Physiotherapists
3143 Occupational Therapists
3211 Medical laboratory technologists
3212 Medical laboratory technicians and pathology assistants
3213 Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians
3214 Respiratory therapists, cardiovascular perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
3215 Medical radiation technologists
3219 Technical assistants in pharmacy specializing in technical occupations
3221 Denturists
3222 Hygienists and dental therapists
3233 Licensed practical nurses
3234 Paramedics
4011 University professors and lecturers
4012 Post-secondary teaching and research assistants
4021 College Teachers and Other Vocational Training Instructors (Only for Educational Institutions Designated by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education or another government department or agency)
4031 Secondary school teachers (only for educational institutions designated and recognized by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education or another ministry or agency authorized by the State)
4032 Elementary and preschool teachers (only for educational institutions designated and recognized by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education or another ministry or agency authorized by the State)
4033 School Information Consultants
4112 Lawyers (everywhere in Canada) and notaries (in Quebec)
4151 Psychologists
4152 Social workers
4153 Marriage therapists / marriage therapists, family therapists / family therapists and psychoeducators / psychoeducators (only this name)
4156 Employment counselors
4161 Natural and applied sciences researchers, consultants, program officers, and specialists in natural resources
4162 Economists, researchers and economic policy analysts
4163 Economic development officers, marketers and marketing consultants
4164 Social Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers
4165 Health Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers
4166 Education Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers
4211 Legal technicians (only this name)
4212 Social and community service workers
4214 Early childhood educators and assistants (whose employer is authorized to hire is an educational institution designated and recognized by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur or another ministry or an authorized agency of the State, or a daycare service recognized by the Ministry of Family)
4215 Instructors of persons with disabilities
4312 Fire / female firefighters
5125 Translators, terminologists and interpreters
5131 Producers, directors, choreographers and the name technical, creative and artistic directors, technical, creative and artistic directors and project managers – visual effects and video games
5211 Library and public archive technicians
5223 Graphic arts technicians
5241 Graphic designers and illustrators *
6211 Sales Supervisors – Retail
6221 Technical Sales Specialists – Wholesale Trade
6231 Insurance agents and brokers
6235 Financial sales representatives
6314 Information and customer service supervisors
6331 Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers – wholesale and retail
7201 Supervisors, machinists and metal forming, profiling and assembling trades personnel (only this designation)
7202 Electricity and telecommunications foremen / women (only this designation)
7205 Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
7231 Machinists and Machining and Tooling Inspectors
7233 Sheet Metal / Metal Workers
7236 Ironworkers
7237 Welders and Related Machine Operators
7242 Industrial electricians
7245 Telecommunications line and cable workers
7246 Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers
7251 Plumbers
7252 Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
7271 Carpenters / Carpenters
7281 Bricklayers / Bricklayers
7282 Concrete finishers
7283 Tiles / Finishers
7284 Plasterers / Drywall installers / applicators and pavers / finishers and Interior Systems Drywall / Lathers
7291 Roofers and shinglers
7292 Glaziers / vitrières
7293 Insulators / Insulators
7294 Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
7295 Floor covering installers
7301 Mechanical foreman / woman (only this designation)
7302 Supervisors, heavy equipment operator teams (only this designation)
7303 Supervisors, printing and related occupations
7311 Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
7316 Machine fitters
7318 Elevator Constructors and Mechanics
7321 Motor vehicle, truck and bus mechanics and repairers
7331 Oil and solid fuel burner installers
7332 Appliance servicers and repairers
7333 Electromechanical / Mechanics
7361 Locomotive and Yard Mechanics
7371 Crane / Operators
7381 Printing press operators
8211 Supervisors, logging
8241 Logging machinery operators
8252 Foremen / women, agricultural services, supervisors of farms and specialized workers in animal husbandry (only this designation)
9212 Supervisors in petroleum refining, gas, chemical processing, manufacturing, and utilities.
9213 Supervisors, food, beverage and associated products processing
9214 Supervisors, rubber and plastics product manufacturing
9215 Supervisors, forest product processing
9235 Operators in pulp and paper pulping, papermaking and coating operators
9241 Power station mechanics and power system operators
9243 Water and waste treatment plant operators

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Application Process for Permanent Residence in Quebec

Each immigration pathway has a distinct set of eligibility Quebec requirements and application procedures. The most popular route to permanent residence is the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), which unfolds in two stages.This program operates similarly to the Federal Skilled Worker Program, emphasizing the selection of candidates with skills and experience that meet Quebec's specific labor market needs.

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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.The application process includes meeting a minimum score requirement of 67 points. After due verification, IRCC may award a PR visa to the applicant.

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