I-0.2.1, r. 7 - Permanent immigration pilot program for orderlies

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chapter I-0.2.1, r. 7
Permanent immigration pilot program for orderlies
Québec Immigration Act
(chapter I-0.2.1, s. 32).
DIVISION I
GENERAL
M.O. 2021-002, Div. I.
1. A Permanent immigration pilot program for orderlies is implemented.
The program has 2 components: “Work” and “Studies-work”.
M.O. 2021-002, s. 1.
2. For the purposes of this program, the terms orderly and profession mean the profession of nurse aide, orderly and patient service associate, according to code 33102 of the National Occupational Classification.
M.O. 2021-002, s. 2; M.O. 2023-002, s. 9.
3. The maximum number of foreign nationals who may be selected under the program is 550 per year.
M.O. 2021-002, s. 3.
DIVISION II
SELECTION
M.O. 2021-002, Div. II.
§ 1.  — General
M.O. 2021-002, Sd. 1.
4. The Minister selects, under the program, a foreign national staying in Québec with the main purpose of working or taking part in a youth exchange program under an international agreement entered into by Québec or Canada if the foreign national meets the general selection conditions of the program and those of either of its components.
M.O. 2021-002, s. 4.
§ 2.  — Selection conditions
M.O. 2021-002, Sd. 2.
5. The general selection conditions of the program are the following:
(1)  (paragraph revoked);
(2)  actually hold employment as orderly in Québec that is not with an enterprise on which the foreign national exercises control;
(3)  have a level 7 oral knowledge of French or above according to the Échelle québécoise des niveaux de compétence en français;
(4)  undertake, for 3 months from the date the foreign national obtains the status of permanent resident, to provide for his or her basic needs, those of accompanying family members and those of his or her dependent children who are Canadian citizens, and to have for that purpose financial resources at least equal to the amount required according to the scale in Schedule C to the Québec Immigration Regulation (chapter I-0.2.1, r. 3).
M.O. 2021-002, s. 5; M.O. 2023-002, s. 10.
6. The selection conditions of the Work component are the following:
(1)  hold a diploma related to the profession, obtained at the end of a program of studies attesting to at least 1 year of full-time studies and corresponding minimally to a Québec vocational diploma;
(2)  have held employment as orderly in Québec that is not for an enterprise on which the foreign national exercises control or employment in basic care to persons in the health sector outside Québec, for a period of at least 24 months in the 36 months preceding the date of filing of the application, at least 12 months of which as orderly in Québec.
M.O. 2021-002, s. 6; M.O. 2023-002, s. 11.
7. The selection conditions of the Studies-work component are the following:
(1)  hold a Québec vocational diploma leading to the profession, obtained in the 24 months preceding the date of filing of the application;
(2)  have held employment as orderly in Québec that is not for an enterprise on which the foreign national exercises control, for a period of at least 12 months following the date on which the program of studies ends;
(3)  not hold a scholarship imposing a condition to return to their country at the end of the program of studies or have complied with that condition.
M.O. 2021-002, s. 7; M.O. 2023-002, s. 12.
8. The holder of a work permit issued under section 205 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (SOR/2002-227) as accompanying spouse may apply and be selected by the Minister if the holder meets the conditions provided for in section 5 and section 6 or 7, as the case may be.
M.O. 2021-002, s. 8.
DIVISION III
REQUIRED FEES
M.O. 2021-002, Div. III.
9. The fees to be paid for the examination of an application for selection filed by a foreign national under the program are those provided for in paragraph 3 of section 74 of the Québec Immigration Act (chapter I-0.2.1).
The fees to be paid for each family member accompanying a foreign national referred to in the first paragraph are those provided for in section 75 of the Act.
M.O. 2021-002, s. 9.
DIVISION IV
FINAL
M.O. 2021-002, Div. IV.
10. This program is revoked on 1 January 2026.
M.O. 2021-002, s. 10.
REFERENCES
M.O. 2021-002, 2021 G.O. 2, 769
M.O. 2023-002, 2023 G.O. 2, 2763