Quebec to launch 3 new migration pilot programs

Quebec to launch 3 new migration pilot programs

Quebec launches 3 new immigration programs

Quebec has announced the launch of 3 new migration pilot programs in the weeks to come. The announcement was made on March 3, 2021. The 3 pilots that will be opened by MIFI for foreign nationals will be for those working in the following sectors:

  • health (orderlies)
  • food processing
  • AI, IT, and visual effects

The validity of each of these pilots is expected to be at the most 5 years. With these pilots, Quebec is aiming at attracting and retaining immigrants who have skills needed in the province’s labor market.

Through each pilot, MIFI will issue CSQs annually to as many as 550 principal applicants. To be selected, each applicant must work in the eligible sectors decided for the pilot. Note that the number of applicants won’t include families.

Requirements for eligibility

  • Demonstrate your financial self-sufficiency to meet your expenses for yourself and your family for a minimum of 3 months
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You will need work experience in Quebec
  • Your work experience must come with a legal status
  • You must have worked for a minimum of 30 hours per week and have been paid

Some specific eligibility requirements according to each pilot are as follows:

Pilot program for food processing workers

This pilot is slated to come into effect on March 24, 2021. To be eligible:

  • You must be employed in Quebec while filing your application
  • You must hold a high-school diploma or diploma in professional studies from a program in Quebec
  • You must have been in an eligible full-time job for a minimum of 24 months in a sector deemed eligible in Quebec in not less than 3 years before the date of application
  • You must demonstrate proficiency in speaking French at level 7

Eligible occupations include:

  • NOC 9462 – Meat cutter, industrial butcher, poultry preparer, and related workers
  • NOC 9618 – Labourer in fish and seafood processing
  • NOC 9617 – Labourer in food and beverage processing
  • NOC 6732 – Specialized cleaner
  • NOC 8431 – Agricultural worker (only “chicken picker” job)
  • NOC 9461 – Machine & industrial process operator in food & beverage processing
  • NOC 9463 – Worker in fish and seafood processing plants

Pilot program for orderlies

This pilot program will be launched on March 31, 2021. There are 2 streams under this pilot program namely Work and Studies-Work:

Eligibility for Work

  • You have a diploma that’s related to working as an orderly which you got attending a year’s full-time study program that corresponds to a diploma in vocational studies in Quebec
  • You have a minimum work experience of 24 months as an orderly during the 3 years before the date of your application of which at least 12 months must have been done in Quebec

Eligibility for Study-Work

  • You have graduated with a diploma of vocational studies in Quebec that led to the job of an orderly in the 2 years before the date of your application
  • You have a work experience of at least 12 months as an orderly in Quebec gained during the 2 years leading to the date of filing your application as well as the date of completion of your study program
  • You must have successfully completed the study program for Institutional & Home Care Assistance as well as has a secondary diploma of vocational studies

Pilot program for workers in AI, IT, and visual effects

This pilot program will launch on April 22, 2021. There are 2 streams under this pilot namely AI and IT & Visual Effects. Under each stream, there are 2 profile types namely Francophone and Francization.

Francophone profiles are required to have a proficiency level of 7 in oral skills on the Quebec scale of French proficiency.

Eligibility for AI

  • You must have a diploma that corresponds to a bachelor’s degree in Quebec along with:
    • 2 years of skilled work experience over the 5 years leading to your date of application, or
    • A master’s or doctoral degree in the 12 months leading to your date of application
  • You must have a full-time job offer or be employed in the AI sector
  • If you are a graduate from Quebec, along with a job offer you must have:
    • Graduation from a university with a DESS, master’s, or Ph.D. in the 2 years leading to your date of application
    • DESS graduates must have a work experience of 6 months in the 12 months leading to your date of application

Eligibility for IT & Visual Effects

  • You must have a diploma that corresponds to a diploma of college studies or a bachelor’s degree in Quebec
  • You must either be employed or have a job offer in Quebec
  • You must have worked in an eligible full-time job for a minimum of 24 months in the 5 years leading to your date of application

The following are the occupations to which your job must correspond to:

  • NOC 2171 – Information systems analyst and consultant
  • NOC 5241 – Graphic designer & illustrator (only job in visual effects sector)
  • NOC 0213 – Computer & information systems manager
  • NOC 2173 – Software engineer & designer
  • NOC 2133 – Electrical & electronics engineer
  • NOC 2133 – Director, producer, choreographer & related occupations (only job in the visual effects sector)
  • NOC 2174 – Interactive media developer & computer programmer
  • NOC 5225 – Audio & video recording technician (only job in visual effects sector)
  • NOC 2281 – Computer network technician
  • NOC 2241 – Electrical & electronics engineering technologist & technician

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Note:

MIFI – Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration

CSQ – Quebec Selection Certificates

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