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Quebec Immigration In-demand Occupation List 2021

The Province of Quebec has autonomy on its immigration system. To immigrate to Quebec, candidates must be fluent in the French language. If you want to move to Quebec, you can apply through the following Quebec immigration programs:

  • Quebec Experience Program - PEQ
  • Quebec Entrepreneur Program

Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) is the main source for skilled workers to move to the province as permanent residents. You have to make sure that your profession is listed in the Quebec occupation in-demand list. This list shows the occupations that are facing a shortage of skilled workers in the province. 

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Quebec Immigration points calculator 2021

In order to be qualified under QSWP as a Quebec-selected skilled worker, a single applicant must score at least 50 points in the Quebec points calculator. If the immigrant is moving with their spouse or common-law partner they need to score at least 59 points.

These points are awarded in the following manners based on some selection factors mentioned below:

Selection CriteriaPoints
Training = Education (14 points) + Areas of Training (12 points)26
Work Experience8
Language Proficiency22
Quebec Connection8
Characteristics of Spouse or Common-law partner17
Validated Job-Offer10
Accompanying family members8
Financial Self-Sufficiency1 (Mandatory)

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Quebec Occupation List 2021

Quebec Immigration High Demand Occupation List is regularly updated as it shows the occupations that are facing the shortage of skilled workers in the labor market. The following list shows the occupations are that are in high demand in Quebec:

NOC CodeOccupation
0112Human Resource Managers
0122Banking, Credit and other Investment managers
0211Engineering Managers
0213Computer and Information System Managers
0421Administrator  Post-secondary Education and Vocational Training
0611Sales, Marketing and Advertising Managers
0911Manufacturing Managers
1111Financial Auditors and Accountants
1112Financial and Investment Analysts
1113Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers
1114Other financial officers
1121Human Resources professionals
1122Professional Occupations in Business Management Consulting
1223Human Resources and Recruitment officers
1314Assessors, Valuators and Appraisers
2111Physicists and Astronomers
2113Geo scientists and Oceanographers
2121Biologists and Related Scientists
2131Civil Engineer
2132Mechanical Engineers
2133Electrical and Electronics Engineers
2141Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers
2146Aerospace Engineers
2147Computer Engineers (Except Software Engineers and Designers)
2148Other Professional Engineers, n.e.c
2171Information Systems Analysts and Consultants
2172Database Analysts and Data Administrators
2173Software Engineers and Designers
2174Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers
2175Web Designers and Developers
2211Chemical technologists and technicians
2221Biological Technologists and Technicians
2222Agricultural and Fish Products Inspectors
2231Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2232Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
2233Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Technologists and Technicians
2234Construction Estimators
2251Architectural Technologists and Technicians
2252Industrial Designers
2253Drafting Technologists and Technicians
2263Inspectors in Public and Environmental Health and Occupational health & Safety
2264Construction Inspectors
2281Computer Network Technicians
2282User Support Technicians
2283Systems Testing Technicians
3151Head Nurses and Supervisors
3152Registered Nurses
3215Medical Radiation Technologists
3216Medical Sonographers
3233Licensed Practical Nurses
3237Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
4131College and Other Vocational Instructors
4163Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants
4164Social Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers
4169Other Professional Occupations in Social Science, n.e.c.
4212Community and Social Service Workers
5125Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters
5211Library and Public Archive Technicians
5223Graphic Arts Technicians
5241Graphic Designers and Illustrators
6221Technical Sales Specialists  Wholesale Trade
6411Sales Representatives  Wholesale Trade (Non-Technical)
7231Machinists and Machining and Tooling Inspectors
7232Tool and Die Makers
7312Heavy-duty Equipment Mechanics
7316Machine Fitters
7315Aircraft Mechanics and Aircraft Inspectors
9213Supervisors, food, beverage and associated products processing
9214Supervisors, Plastic and Rubber Products Manufacturing
9221Supervisors, Motor Vehicle Assembling
9222Supervisors, Electronics Manufacturing
9223Supervisors, Electrical Products Manufacturing
9226Supervisors, other Mechanical and Metal Products Manufacturing
9227Supervisors, Other Products Manufacturing and Assembly
9421Chemical Plant Machine Operators
9511Machining Tool Operators

What is the process to apply for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program?

There are two steps to apply for permanent residence in Quebec province:

Step 1: The first step for the candidates applying for PR in Quebec is to get the Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ). This certificate signifies that the candidate can meet all the requirements and eligibility criteria of the QSWP and Quebec province has selected the candidate to settle permanently in the province.

Step 2: Once the candidate gets their CSQ certificate, they can apply for a permanent residence visa to Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Candidates have to submit their applications with a CSQ certificate.