New: Starting June 1, 2016, French-speaking or bilingual skilled workers who intend to work in a communities outside Quebec may be exempt from a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). Read about the changes.
As of October 26, 2015, employers hiring temporary workers who do not need a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) must submit offers of employment through the Employer Portal. Find out if you need to get an LMIA and how to submit an offer of employment if an LMIA is not required.
We are offering options for employers to hire skilled French-speaking or bilingual workers in communities outside Quebec. This will help contribute to the vitality, development and prosperity of Francophone minority communities in Canada.
Hiring a Francophone or a bilingual candidate could provide you with a number of advantages. For instance, being able to serve clients in both official languages could help you tap into new markets. You could also benefit from new international networks or adopt new ways of doing business.
Here are some options to hire a Francophone candidate.
This roadmap is a guide for employers in small to medium-sized enterprises interested in hiring foreign workers.