About this pilot program

This pilot program allows you to settle in Québec permanently if you are a temporary foreign worker in Québec’s food processing sector.

This pilot program has come into effect on March 24, 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
  • 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 submission of your application
General notice

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..


Contact the ministère de l'Immigration, de la Francisation et de l'Intégration

Last update: April 18, 2024


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