In certain cases, it will be possible for workers residing in Quebec to renew their Quebec work permits without having to acquire a new LMIA. In order for a Quebec worker to renew his/her work permit in Quebec without obtaining a new LMIA, he/she must: Be residing in Quebec Be nominated by the Quebec Government
Here is an overview on how to apply for an LMIA for work in Quebec. Foreign workers intending to work in Quebec must have their LMIA applications assessed by the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion Québec (MIDI) as well as Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). If the Quebec government issues a
Here you will find information on where to apply for a work permit. There are three locations at which a foreign national can apply for a work permit: A visa office outside of Canada A Canadian port of entry A visa office within Canada The requirements for the various application locations are summarized below. Applying
In this article, you will find: Lists of jobs and individuals who are exempt from the requirement to obtain an LMIA before applying for a temporary foreign worker permit. For some jobs, employers do not need to obtain a LMIA before hiring a foreign worker. There are three kinds of jobs that are exempt from
Effective April 30th, 2015, certain elements from the general Canadian LMIA application process have been incorporated into the unique Quebec LMIA application process. These elements include: LMIAs for high-wage positions in Quebec must now provide a transition plan. This rule will be relaxed, however, where an employer is looking to hire a worker in one
There are separate LMIA considerations for employers looking to hire low skill-level foreign workers (Levels “C” and “D” of the National Occupational Classification). All LMIA applications made under a low-skill occupation must be accompanied by a contract signed by both the employer and the employee that outlines the employer’s responsibilities towards the foreign worker. These
An overview of certain kinds of permanent residence applicants living in Canada who are: Eligible for an open work permit and Exempt from the LMIA requirement. Certain people who are living in Canada and applying for permanent residence are eligible to apply for open work permits. These people are also exempt from the LMIA requirement.
Some foreign students may work off campus without a work permit in Canada for up to 20 hours a week during a regular academic semester. These students may also work full time during scheduled breaks such as summer/winter holidays and reading week. This exception only applies in cases where: The student holds a valid study