On October 28, 2021, the Government of Quebec announced the Quebec Immigration Plan for 2022, in accordance with the provisions of the Quebec Immigration Act. In 2022, all categories combined, the province will accept up to 52,500 immigrants. In addition, 18,000 applications will be admitted reaching the admission levels that were not attained by the federal government in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This plan will contribute to decreasing the labour shortage in several key sectors of the economy, with economic immigration representing at least 65% of all immigration in 2022.