Work in Québec
Over the next 10 years, Québec will have to fill more than 1.3 million jobs in several key sectors of its economy, of which more than 20% will be occupied by immigrants. This context is prompting growing numbers of employers to turn to international recruitment.
Various promotion and recruitment activities are offered to employers to assist them in hiring, directly from abroad, the workers they need to support the growth and performance of their business.
Temporary jobs that need to be filled immediately
Presently, many employers are ready to hire international workers for temporary positions of six months to three years.
To hire the workers they need from abroad, Québec employers participate in recruitment events.
Regularly visit the section Come see us for information on international recruitment activities. By participating in these activities, you could land a virtual or live interview.
Once you have received and accepted a job offer, your employer will start the procedure with the Québec and Canadian governments to obtain the authorizations necessary for your hire and your stay in Québec.
Here are some examples of jobs that could be available:
- Computer specialist
- Electrical mechanic
- Cook/head cook
- Data scientist
- Truck driver
- Financial analyst
- Industrial butcher
- Electrical engineer
Also find out about programs offered by the Canadian government to promote the hiring in Québec of young workers between the ages of 18 and 35. To see if you are eligible for these programs, consult the section Work in Canada du site d’Immigration, Réfugiés et Citoyenneté Canada.
The benefits of a temporary job in Québec
- You will start working as soon as you arrive;
- You will be part of a welcoming work environment;
- You will be supported in you new life in Québec;
- After a certain period, your work experience in Québec will give you the opportunity apply for permanent residence so that you can permanently live and work in Québec
Coming to live permanently in Québec
While a temporary work stay in Québec can allow you to apply for permanent residence after a certain period, this is not the only possible avenue for obtaining permanent status. In fact, you can apply for permanent immigration from abroad without holding a job offer.
Each year, Québec receives thousands of permanent immigrants selected on the basis of their socioprofessional characteristics and their French skills. At present, for international candidates interested in coming to live in Québec, job prospects are good in the following fields:
- Administration, business and finance
- Aeronautics and aerospace
- Documentation and translation
- Civil engineering, building engineering and public works
- Mechanics, machining and processing
- Life sciences
- Physical sciences
- Information and communication technologies
- Food processing
To submit an application for permanent immigration, you must first submit a declaration of interest. For the steps you need to take, consult the Immigration procedures page.