Quebec's CAQ government has updated the list of careers and fields of study that it considers acceptable for immigrants to the province through the Quebec Experience Program stream.\nYou can find the list of programs and fields below.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nThe CAQ has recently updated the Quebec Experience Program (or Programme de l’expérience québécoise/PEQ in French), and the changes went into effect last Friday, November 1, 2019. Language requirements will change as of January 1, 2020, but for now, the major updates are to fields of study, professional domains, and amount of work experience that the government considers as acceptable for applicants seeking permanent residency in Quebec.\nThe news has shaken several groups across the province, particularly those who have been studying in fields that have now been removed from the list, as the updates do not provide a grandfather clause or other protections for individuals that were on track to receive permanent residency but now no longer qualify.\nAccording to the Minister of Immigration, Francisation and Integration, Simon Jolin-Barrette, the changes are meant to reflect the needs of the labour market, by focusing the new list of occupations and fields of study on areas that are in-demand in Quebec.\nAdditionally, the government has tweaked the rules around applicable work experience and the length of experience gained, as well as required and relevant work experience for international students who have recently graduated.\nThe list of in-demand jobs that are eligible for the Quebec Experience Program is available, in full, only in French right here.\nThe list categorizes the jobs into five categories or levels of competence: 0, A, B, C, and D.\nLevels 0, A, and B require that the applicant has 12 months of work experience in Quebec. Levels C and D require that applicants have 18 months of work experience in Quebec.\n@wael45060983 You can join me in my campaign to let everyone know that #CAQ has failed in getting their #immigration system working. I have also been affected by CAQ govt. abrupt cancellation of CSQ applications. I am a skilled temporary worker in Quebec living here for 4 years. pic.twitter.com/t9xFy5ezep— Theo (@tailgrep) November 5, 2019\nThe full list is comprised of only 162 jobs, but spans the spectrum of work, from Fish and Seafood Processing (category D), to Industrial Electricians (category B).\nREAD ALSO: The CAQ Says New Arrivals To Quebec Cannot Receive Government Services In English\nIn addition to this new list of eligible professions, the CAQ has also updated the fields of study that are eligible for the PEQ, which can be seen in French here.\nThis list lays out which fields of study are acceptable for immigrating students, whether they studied in Quebec or abroad, as well as the level of education that is required for the fields specified.\nSplit into two parts, PART I - Foreign Diplomas and PART II - Quebec Diplomas (or equivalent), the list includes university degrees, technical college diplomas, and professional certifications.\nIt also breaks these areas of study down into 5 sections, lettered A through E, that designate how many points each field of study is worth.\nFields of study in section A are worth 12 points for the principal applicant (4 for a spouse or common-law partner) and points decrease by section. Fields of study in section E are worth 0 points for both principal applicants and spouses/common-law partners.\nSingle applicants looking to qualify for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program are required to have a total of 50 points out of 100, while couples need 59 points.\nIn Section A, worth 12 points for the principal applicant, the only foreign university degrees being accepted are:\nChiropractics (PhD)\n\n\nOther health professions (PhD)\n\n\nComputer engineering and Computer construction (Bachelors)\n\n\nInformation management (Bachelors)\n\n\nPsychoeducation (Masters)\n\n\nOperations research (Masters)\nNotably missing from the list is master's or doctorate grads in computer science, an exclusion that caused particular outrage from those in Montreal's growing AI industry.\nIn response to the outcry, Legault responded with an openness to adjust... if necessary.\nWhich at least implies the willingness to examine other fields of study or work, if these updates prove to be too rigid and exclusive, considering Quebec's labour shortage and the dire need for skilled workers in various fields.