Quebec companies can now hire more temporary foreign workers

Quebec workplaces can now have up to 20% temporary foreign workers on staff.

A previously-announced measure allowing Quebec employers to recruit more temporary foreign workers took effect on January 10.

Quebec workplaces can now support staff of up to 20 % temporary workers, up from 10%. The measure applies to business in the following specific sectors identified by Quebec:

  • Retail Trade excluding Food;
  • Accommodation and Food Services;
  • Food, Beverage and Tobacco Manufacturing;
  • Management of Companies and Enterprises and Administrative, Support and Other Services;
  • Health Care;
  • Forestry and Logging;
  • Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing;
  • Plastic and Rubber Product Manufacturing;
  • Wood Product Manufacturing.