Quebec new immigration pilot for AI, tech workers now effective

Quebec new immigration pilot for AI, tech workers now effective

This pilot program allows you to settle in Québec permanently if you are:

a foreign worker or a Québec graduate in artificial intelligence
or a foreign worker in information technologies and visual effects

This pilot program has come into effect on April 22, 2021, and will close on January 1, 2026.

The five-year pilot project will allow for a total of 550 principal applicants and their family members to be selected per year. Applicants must intend to settle in Quebec to work.

If you meet the program’s conditions, you can submit an application for permanent selection and obtain a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ). Among other requirements, you must:

be proficient in spoken French, if you are submitting an application under the Francophone profile
hold or have accepted a job in Québec’s artificial intelligence, information technologies or visual effects sectors

This program allows for the selection of 550 people per year and their family members, that is, 275 Québec graduates and temporary workers in the artificial intelligence sector and 275 foreign workers in the information technologies and visual effects sector.

For the current year, the application period is open from April 22 to October 31, 2021.

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