Quebec Temporary Foreign Workers

Quebec administers its own temporary foreign worker program which offers many opportunities for those with skills and training in areas that are in high demand in the province. In order to qualify as a Quebec temporary worker most foreign nationals need a short-term offer of employment from a Quebec employer, and a work permit. The employer may also have to obtain a positive labour market opinion from the Government of Canada confirming that there is no Canadian worker available to do the job.

Staying Permanently in Quebec

Quebec temporary foreign workers may also qualify to stay permanently in Canada by way of the Quebec Skilled Worker Program or the Quebec Experience Class.

Fast-track Processing

The following areas of training are in high demand in Quebec. If you have a temporary offer of employment in one of these areas your application may be eligible for fast-track processing.


Areas of Training
  •  Computer and information systems manager
  • Sales, Marketing and Advertising Managers
  • Restaurant and Food Service Managers
  • Financial Auditors and Accountants
  • Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management
  • Administration Officers
  • Executive Assistants
  • Civil Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Aerospace Engineers
  • Computer Engineers (Except Software Engineers and Designers)
  • Information Systems Analysts and Consultants
  • Software Engineers and Designers
  • Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers
  • Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians
  • Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
  • Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Technologists and Technicians
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians
  • Drafting Technologists and Technicians
  • Computer Network Technicians
  • Specialist Physicians
  • General Practitioners and Family Physicians
  • Pharmacists
  • Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Registered Nurses
  • Medical Laboratory Technologists and Pathologists’ Assistants
  • Respiratory Therapists, Clinical Perfusionists and Cardiopulmonary Technologists
  • Medical Radiation Technologists
  • Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists
  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • College and Other Vocational Instructors
  • Secondary School Teachers
  • Social Workers
  • Community and Social Service Workers
  • Graphic Designers and Illustrators
  • Technical Sales Specialists - Wholesale Trade
  • Machinists and Machining and Tooling Inspectors
  • Construction Millwrights and Industrial Mechanics (Except Textile)
  • Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics
  • Automotive Service Technician, Truck and Bus Mechanics and Mechanical Repairers
  • Electrical Mechanics
  • Underground Production and Development Miners

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