Selection conditions

You must meet all of the conditions of the pilot program to be eligible for permanent selection and to obtain a Certificat de sélection du Québec (Québec selection certificate).
 
The permanent immigration pilot program for orderlies is comprised of two streams:  

  • Work;
  • Work-study.

Specific conditions apply depending on the stream under which you submit your application. You must also meet the conditions common to both streams.

Conditions common to both streams

To be selected, you must meet the following conditions: 

  • be 18 years of age or over;
  • have respected the conditions of your stay in Québec; 
  • hold a job as an orderly in Québec at the time of submission of your application;
  • have knowledge of oral French equivalent to Level 7 on the Échelle québécoise des niveaux de compétence en français des personnes immigrantes adultes;
  • intend to settle in Québec to hold a job;  
  • demonstrate financial self-sufficiency.

Knowledge of French

You must have knowledge of oral French that minimally corresponds to Level 7 on Échelle québécoise des niveaux de compétence en français des personnes immigrantes adultes or its equivalent. Knowledge of oral French includes oral comprehension and oral expression.  

When you submit your application for permanent selection, you must complete a declaration on your knowledge of French. You must also include with your declaration one of the following supporting documents:

  • The electronic versions of the above-mentioned attestations of test results are also recognized. You must take these tests in a centre certified by the organization that offers them.
  • Only attestations of test results issued by the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Paris-Île de France and France Éducation International are recognized by the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration.
  • Your test results must not date back more than two years from the date you submit your application.

Financial self-sufficiency

When you submit your application, you must sign the Financial self-sufficiency contract – Skilled workers (PDF 260 Kb).

This contract commits you to supporting yourself and any accompanying family members for at least the first three months following your arrival in Québec.

Here are the amounts in effect for 2021, in Canadian dollars, that you must have at your disposal. These amounts vary according to the number and type of dependents accompanying you:

Essential needs for a family unit
for the three-month period indicated in the contract
(Effective January 1 to December 31, 2021)
Number of children under 18
who are accompying you
One adultTwo adults
0$3,284$4,816
1$4,413$5,395
2$4,981$5,822
3$5,549$6,251

Add $1,531 per dependent child 18 or over.

Conditions for the Work stream

If you are submitting an application under the Work stream, you must meet the following conditions:

  • Hold a diploma related to the occupation of orderly. This diploma must have been obtained following completion of a study program:
    • of at least one year;
    • on a full-time basis;
    • that minimally corresponds to a Québec diploma of vocational studies.
  • Have acquired the following work experience:
    • at least 24 months as an orderly in Québec during the 36 months preceding the date of submission of your application;
      or
    • at least 12 months in a health occupation related to basic personal care outside of Québec and at least 12 months as an orderly in Québec during the 36 months preceding the date of submission of your application.

Occupations targeted by this program

You must practise the occupation of orderly. This corresponds, under the National Occupational Classification, to occupation NOC 3413 – Nurse aide, orderly and patient service associate.

If you have practised an occupation other than that of orderly outside of Québec, it must be in the health sector and related to basic personal care. This occupation must correspond to one of the following occupations, under the National Occupational Classification (NOC):

  • NOC 3011 – Nursing coordinator and supervisor
  • NOC 3012 – Registered nurse and registered psychiatric nurse
  • NOC 3124 – Allied primary health practitioner
  • NOC 3233 – Licensed practical nurse
  • NOC 4412 – Home support worker, housekeeper and related occupations, only when the applicant primarily performs one or several of the following duties in an institutional setting: providing personal care, dispensing bedside care and personal care and administering routine medical care.

Eligible work experience

To be eligible, your work experience must have been:

  • acquired legally; 
  • remunerated; 
  • full time (30 hours or more per week) or the equivalent.

Conditions for the Work-study stream

If you are submitting an application under the Work-study stream, you must meet the following conditions:

  • have obtained a Québec diploma of vocational studies leading to the occupation of orderly during the 24 months preceding the date of submission of your application;
  • have at least 12 months of work experience as an orderly in Québec, obtained during the 24 months preceding the date of submission of your application, and after the completion date of your study program.

Eligible Québec diploma

To be eligible for the Work-study stream, you must have successfully completed the study program Institutional and Home Care Assistance (870 hours of continuous training) and obtained a secondary diploma of vocational studies.

Eligible work experience

To be eligible, your work experience must have been:

  • acquired legally; 
  • remunerated; 
  • full time (30 hours or more per week) or the equivalent.

Obtaining or renewing a work permit

After having completed your study program, you must be hired by a Québec employer and obtain a work permit.

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..