The province of Quebec will begin accepting applications April 22 for a permanent residence pilot program for workers in artificial intelligence (AI), information technology (IT) and visual effects (VFX).
The program targets professionals in AI, IT and VFX who are currently working in Quebec or with a valid job offer from an employer in Quebec.
The program will run until Jan. 1, 2026.
In 2021, Quebec will accept 600 workers divided between the AI and IT/VFX sectors. Beginning in 2022, officials will accept 550 workers per year divided between the two sectors.
The program has two designated streams:
“French-learning” applicants will be required to provide proof of their plans to become competent in French in order to apply to the program. This is the only permanent residence program aimed at non-French speaking immigrants in Quebec.
The application period runs from April 22, 2021, until Oct. 31, 2021 however the program may be oversubscribed shortly after the launch.
The pilot program is one of three immigration programs Quebec is preparing to launch.
A program for workers in food processing will launch March 24, and one for those working as nurses’ aides and orderlies will open March 31.
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