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Executive Summaries Jun 12, 2020

Temporary Foreign Worker Program: Priority to Certain Occupations Considered Essential

Effective June 10, 2020 and until further notice, the Temporary Foreign Worker Program is prioritizing certain occupations which are considered essential during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The listed occupations below are being prioritized, as well as being waived from the minimum recruitment requirements in Quebec:

  • 3012 - Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • 3111 - Specialist physicians
  • 3112 - General practitioners and family physicians
  • 3124 - Allied primary health practitioners
  • 3131 - Pharmacists
  • 3211 - Medical laboratory technologists 9463- Fish and seafood plant workers
  • 3212 - Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants
  • 3214 - Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
  • 3219 - Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)
  • 3233 - Licensed practical nurses
  • 3237 - Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
  • 3413 - Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
  • 3414 - Other assisting occupations in support of health services
  • 6731 - Light duty cleaners
  • 6331- Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers-retail and wholesale
  • 8252- Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers
  • 8431- General Farm Workers
  • 8432- Nursery and Greenhouse Workers
  • 8611- Harvesting labourers
  • 9462- Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers
  • 9463- Fish and seafood plant workers
  • 9617- Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing
  • 9618- Labourers in fish and seafood processing

The program is prioritizing the following occupation and not waiving the minimum recruitment requirements:

  • 7511 - Transport truck drivers

For a list of occupations specific to the other provinces and territories, please refer to Hire a temporary worker through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

 We invite you to contact our International Mobility team if you have any questions.

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