Quebec Immigration In-demand Occupation List 2023

The Province of Quebec has autonomy in 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 Skilled Worker 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 2023

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
Age16
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 in-Demand List 2023

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
10011Human Resource Managers
10021Banking, Credit and other Investment managers
20010Engineering Managers
20012Computer and Information System Managers
40020Administrator  Post-secondary Education and Vocational Training
0601Sales, Marketing, and Advertising Managers
90010Manufacturing Managers
11100Financial Auditors and Accountants
11101Financial and Investment Analysts
1113Securities agents, investment dealers, and brokers
11109Other financial officers
11200Human Resources professionals
11201Professional Occupations in Business Management Consulting
12101Human Resources and Recruitment officers
1314Assessors, Valuators, and Appraisers
21100Physicists and Astronomers
21102Geo scientists and Oceanographers
21110Biologists and Related Scientists
21300Civil Engineer
21301Mechanical Engineers
21310Electrical and Electronics Engineers
21321Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers
21390Aerospace Engineers
21311Computer Engineers (Except Software Engineers and Designers)
2148Other Professional Engineers, n.e.c
2171Information Systems Analysts and Consultants
21223Database Analysts and Data Administrators
21231Software Engineers and Designers
2174Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers
2175Web Designers and Developers
22100Chemical technologists and technicians
22110Biological Technologists and Technicians
22111Agricultural and Fish Products Inspectors
22300Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians
22301Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
22302Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Technologists and Technicians
22303Construction Estimators
22210Architectural Technologists and Technicians
22211Industrial Designers
22212Drafting Technologists and Technicians
2263Inspectors in Public and Environmental Health and Occupational Health & Safety
22233Construction Inspectors
22220Computer Network Technicians
22221User Support Technicians
22222Systems Testing Technicians
3151Head Nurses and Supervisors
31301Registered Nurses
32121Medical Radiation Technologists
32122Medical Sonographers
32100Opticians
32101Licensed Practical Nurses
32109Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
41210College and Other Vocational Instructors
31200Psychologists
4163Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants
4164Social Policy Researchers, Consultants, and Program Officers
4169Other Professional Occupations in Social Science, n.e.c.
42201Community and Social Service Workers
51100Librarians
51102Archivists
5125Translators, Terminologists, and Interpreters
52100Library and Public Archive Technicians
52111Graphic Arts Technicians
52120Graphic Designers and Illustrators
62100Technical Sales Specialists  Wholesale Trade
6211Sales Supervisors - Retail
72100Machinists and Machining and Tooling Inspectors
72101Tool and Die Makers
72401Heavy-duty Equipment Mechanics
72405Machine Fitters
72404Aircraft Mechanics and Aircraft Inspectors
9213Supervisors, food, beverage, and associated products processing
9214Supervisors, Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
92020Supervisors, Motor Vehicle Assembling
92021Supervisors, Electronics Manufacturing
92021Supervisors, Electrical Products Manufacturing
92023Supervisors, other Mechanical and Metal Products Manufacturing
92024Supervisors, Other Products Manufacturing and Assembly
94110Chemical Plant Machine Operators
94106Machining 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 Canada permanent residence visa to Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Candidates have to submit their applications with a CSQ certificate.


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