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

  • a foreign worker or a Québec graduate in artificial intelligence
  • 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.

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.

The information published on this website has been simplified and provides a summary of the main regulatory provisions. It does not replace in any way the official texts of laws and regulations. For more detailed information on a specific rule, refer to the Québec Immigration Act This hyperlink will open in a new window., the Québec Immigration Regulation This hyperlink will open in a new window., or the Regulation to make three permanent immigration pilot programs This hyperlink will open in a new window..