Province of Quebec is prioritizing work permit applications for certain occupations that are in-demand during the Pandemic.

Quebec is also waiving minimum recruitment requirements as of June 10, 2020 for 23 of the 24 priority occupations. 

  • Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses 
  • Specialist physicians 
  • General practitioners and family physicians 
  • Allied primary health practitioners 
  • Pharmacists 
  • Medical laboratory technologists 
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants 
  • Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
  • Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health) 
  • Licensed practical nurses 
  • Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment 
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates 
  • Other assisting occupations in support of health services 
  • Light duty cleaners 
  • Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers-retail and wholesale 
  • Agricultural contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers
  • General Farm Workers 
  • Nursery and Greenhouse Workers 
  • Harvesting labourers 
  • Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers 
  • Fish and seafood plant workers 
  • Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing 
  • Labourers in fish and seafood processing 
  • Transport truck drivers *prioritized [minimum recruitment efforts rqd]