In 2021, 50,280 new permanent residents of Canada settled in Quebec. To address the province’s severe labour shortages, corporate executives want this number to increase. According to reports from industry organizations, the requested consensus among industry groups is for the province to accept at least 80,000 immigrants each year. Veronique Proulx, the President of the Manufacturers et Exportateurs du Quebec (MEQ) stated that businesses know that the labour shortage issue cannot be solved in a short time but the companies want at least to reduce the impact of the lack of workers.