Quebec Pilot Program for Workers in Food Processing

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Quebec Pilot Program for Workers in Food Processing has come into effect on March 24, 2021, and will close on January 1, 2026.

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What is Quebec Pilot Program for Workers in Food Processing?

This pilot program allows foreign workers who hold a job in Québec’s food processing sector. If the applicants meet all of the conditions, they can submit an application for permanent selection and obtain a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ). Among other requirements, they must:

  • be proficient in spoken French
  • have work experience in Québec in an eligible job and sector
  • hold an eligible job in an eligible sector in Québec at the time of application.

This pilot program allows Quebec select 550 principal applicants per year who are in Quebec, and their family members.

What are the selection conditions of Quebec Pilot Program for Workers in Food Processing?

  • be 18 years of age or over and have complied with the conditions of the stay in Québec
  • hold a job in Québec at the time of submission of application.
  • hold a diploma which is equivalent to a high school diploma or a Quebec diploma of vocational studies, obtained in a study program of at least one year, full time;
  • have held an eligible job: at least 24 months of full-time basic in Quebec; in an eligible sector gained within the 36 months preceding submission of application.
  • have knowledge of oral French equivalent to Level 7 on the Échelle québécoise des niveaux de compétence en français des personnes immigrantes adultes or its equivalent;
  • demonstrate financial self-sufficiency

Which NOC code are eligible occupations?

Eligible occupations (including NOC codes) for the pilot program for food processing workers

- NOC 9462 – Industrial butcher and meat cutter, poultry preparer and related worker

- NOC 9617 – Labourer in food and beverage processing

- NOC  9618 – Labourer in fish and seafood

- NOC  6732 – Specialized cleaner

- NOC 9461 – Process control and machine operator, food and beverage processing

- NOC  8431 – General farm worker, but only in the position of chicken catcher

- NOC 9463 – Fish and seafood plant worker

Also, must belong to one of the eligible sectors under the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) of the Government of Canada:

• NAICS 311 – Food manufacturing

• NAICS 3121 – Beverage manufacturing

Who is eligible for work experience?

  • Valid status (Acquired legally);
  • Paid; (remunerated)
  • Full time (30 hours or more per week), or equivalent;
Essential needs for a family unit
for the three-month period indicated in the contract
(Effective January 1 to December 31, 2022)
Number of children under 18
who are accompying you
One adult Two adults
0 $3,371 $4,943
1 $4,530 $5,537
2 $5,112 $5,976
3 $5,695 $6,416

Add $1,571 per dependent child 18 or over.