Background: On June 1st 2016 Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) launched a Federal initiative to encourage skilled francophone workers to come to Canada to work and ultimately settle in communities outside of the province of Quebec.
Impact: Employers will be exempted from the need to obtain a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) before a francophone foreign worker can be hired. Eligibility criteria include:
- living and working in a Francophone minority community outside Quebec
- Using French on a daily basis
- Having been recruited through a Francophone immigration promotional event coordinated by the Federal government and the community stakeholders, or through contact with the IRCC Mobilite Francophone office in Paris
- Job offer in NOC 0 A, B occupations