Quebec Immigration

Quebec Launches 3 New Immigration Programs

Published on : March 4, 2021

Key Highlights:

  •  Eligibility Requirements
  • Pilot Program For Food Processing Workers
  • Pilot Program For Orderlies
  • Pilot Program For Workers In AI And IT

On March 3, Quebec made an announcement of launching three new pilot programs. The Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI) which is the nodal agency for implementing new immigration programs is opening up these pilots for helping foreign nationals.

These pilot projects tend to focus on different pathways for workers in food processing, health, technology sectors, artificial intelligence along with visual effects.

These pilot projects are expected to last for a maximum of 5 years. The fundamental aim is to attract and retain immigrants who are skilled and can contribute to Quebec's labour market needs.

MIFI will come up with Quebec Selection Certificate(CSQ) for up to 550 principal applicants, annually for each pilot. Applicants need to qualify for certain sectors to remain eligible.

Eligibility Requirements

You need to prove your financial independence by stating that you are capable enough of supporting yourself and your family for at least 3 months.

The age eligibility criteria for this program is the attainment of a minimum age of 18 years old. Most of such streams require work experience in Quebec territory.

In case you are applying for one of these streams you should obtain your work experience with legal status. Along with this, you must have been paid for at least 30 hours per week.

Pilot Program For Food Processing Workers

This is specific for retaining workers in the food processing industry. The pilot will come into force on March 24. Here, under this program, you need to communicate orally in French and have prior work experience in Quebec.

Pilot Program For Orderlies

This program is for temporary workers who have worked in Quebec for at least 1 year. The launch date for this program is March 31.

Pilot Program For Workers In Artificial Intelligence And Information Technology

This program is to attract highly skilled tech workers for launching their careers in Quebec. The program is scheduled for launch on April 22.

Topics: Migrate, Canada

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