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Quebec Pilot Program for Workers in Food Processing (QFPP)

Quebec Pilot Program for Workers in Food Processing

  • Q.C: Quebec
  • C.E: Canadian Experience
  • F.R: Francophone
This pilot program came into effect on Mar 24, 2021, and will end on January 1, 2026.

This program selects 600 workers in food processing from November 23, 2023 to December 31, 2024.

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Quebec Pilot Program for Workers in Food Processing (QFPP)
The Quebec Pilot Program for Workers in Food Processing gives workers in this sector the opportunity to apply to permanently live and work in Quebec. Applicants must be either currently employed in Quebec or who have a job offer from a Quebec employer.

Before you can apply for the program you must create a profile in the Quebec Arrima portal (➨

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1- Work Experience in Quebec

You must hold or have legally worked for at least 24 months in the past 36 months in an eligible full-time job in Quebec.

The NOC must correspond to one of the occupations listed below:
NOC Code Occupation Skill
94141 Industrial Butchers and Meat Cutters, Poultry Preparers and Related Workers 4
95106 Labourers in Food and Beverage Processing 5
95107 Labourers in Fish and Seafood Processing 5
65311 Specialized cleaners 5
94140 Machine and Process Operators in Food and Beverage Processing 4
85100 Labourers in the care of livestock, but only the job title chicken gatherer 5
94142 Workers in fish and seafood processing plants 4

Your work experience and the job you currently hold must also belong to one of the eligible sectors under the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) (➨ of the Government of Canada:

List of Eligible Employer’s NAICS Codes
NAICS Code Industry
311 Food Manufacturing
3121 Beverage Manufacturing

2- Knowledge of French

You must demonstrate knowledge of spoken French at a level equal to or higher than level 7 (B2) on the Echelle quebecoise des niveaux de competence en français des personnes immigrantes adultes (Quebec scale of French language proficiency levels for adult immigrants) or its equivalent.
The following are acceptable methods of demonstrating advanced intermediate knowledge of French language proficiency:
  • Result of an accepted French language tests (➨Appendix 5).
  • A final transcript attesting to the successful completion of the full program or at least three (3) years of secondary or post-secondary full-time study pursued entirely in French
  • A final transcript attesting to the successful completion of an advanced intermediate level (level 7 or B2) French course

3- Financial Self-sufficiency

You must show that you have enough money for you and your family to settle in Quebec following your arrival (➨Appendix 2).
You must sign a contract in which you undertake to provide for your needs and your family’s needs for at least the first three (3) months following your arrival in Quebec.

4- Ineligibility

You are not eligible to apply under the pilot if you are a refugee claimant in Canada, a failed refugee claimant, had a removal order, are prohibited from entering or being in Canada, do not have status in Canada or are living illegally in your country of residence.

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Step 1: Work in Canada

In order to be qualified under the Quebec Food Processing Sector pilot and submit your application, you must have completed equivalent of two (2) years authorized work experience in Quebec in an eligible occupation.
As a foreign worker in Canada, you first need to find an employer and secure the job for yourself. The criteria for your job in Canada are explained in “Minimum Requirements”.

Step 2: Submit Application for a Quebec Selection Certificate

If you meet all minimum requirements including education and work experience in Quebec, you may submit your application in Quebec’s Arrima portal (➨

You must submit an application for permanent selection, transmit the supporting documents for your application and make the payment of the required fees in Arrima. Once your application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation of receipt in Arrima.

ubsequently, after the processing of your application has begun, you will be sent an e-mail inviting you to provide your attestation of learning about democratic values and the Québec values. The members of your family included in your application (spouse aged 16 and over and dependent children aged 18 and over) will be required to obtain the attestation. Persons with a disability that prevents them from obtaining the attestation are exempt from this condition.

To obtain the attestation, you must successfully complete the online assessment or participate in an information session in Quebec. Once you obtain the attestation, it is valid for two (2) years.

For more information on the online assessment, see (➨

If your application is approved, you will be informed of the next steps to follow in your immigration process. If possible, the officer will immediately issue your Certificat de selection du Quebec (CSQ – Quebec Selection Certificate). Otherwise it will be mailed to you. The CSQ is a document stating that an applicant has officially been selected for immigration by the province of Quebec.
Quebec Application
Apply Online (Arrima):
Official Program Guide:
Quebec Application Fee:
Main applicant: $895
Spouse: $192
Each child: $192
Document Checklist:

(page 19)


Tel: 514-864-9191

Fax: 514-864-8158

(general questions)

Step 3: Apply for Permanent Residence

After obtaining your CSQ, your next step is to submit a complete application for a permanent resident visa (➨Page) within the validity of your CSQ which is two (2) years.

You must submit your application using the IRCC Permanent Residence Portal (PR Portal) (➨

If your application is complete, you will receive a letter or an email confirming that your file has been received and accepted for processing. This letter is called the Acknowledge of Receipt (AOR) and will include your IRCC file number.

Once you have received your acknowledgement of receipt, you can create an online account and link your application to it. By creating an account, you will be able to receive email updates and a more detailed case status.

Step 4: Landing in Quebec

If your application for permanent residence is approved, you will be asked to pay your right of permanent residence fee if you haven't already done so. You will receive a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (CoPR) and if you are from a country that requires a visa you will also be issued a permanent resident visa.

You will only become a Permanent Resident of Canada when you cross a Canadian port of entry. This is referred to as ‘landing in Canada' (➨Page).

You must land in Canada before the expiry date, which appears on your Canada Immigration Visa. Usually, the expiry date is one (1) year from the time medical examinations were completed. As this is not always the case, be sure to verify the expiry date as soon as the Canada Immigration Visa is received.

If you arrive at the Montreal-Trudeau international Airport, you will be greeted by the personnel of the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Integration who will offer direct support services to you.

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