Employers now allowed to hire Francophone workers without the LMIA Process

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The Canadian Government launched a new work permit option under the International Mobility Program (IMP) called Mobilite Francophone. This stream plans to make enlisting francophone skilled workers more clear for managers in specific districts of Canada.

This new stream excludes Canadian businesses from the Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process when employing French-talking foreign workers in administrative, expert, or specialized/skilled trades occupations. A LMIA is a record that serves as verification that there will be a positive or impartial effect to the Canadian work market if a business contracts a foreign national in specific circumstances. The IMP is an umbrella program that incorporates all streams of work license applications that are excluded from this.

Mobilité Francophone is the most recent such stream, joining other IMP streams including the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the International Experience Canada (IEC) program. The objective of the IMP is to empower transitory foreign workers to come to Canada when they can possibly propel Canadian monetary and social interests.

Increased efficiency in the application process is one of the major benefits of being exempt from the LMIA stream, being exempt eliminates the need to advertise the job opening online to make sure that there are no qualified Canadian available for the job. The division of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, urge these newcomers to apply for permanent residency once in Canada, as indicated by the office’s Minister John McCallum.

Minister John McCallum said “We want francophone minority communities in Canada to continue to be vibrant and growing. That’s why we’re going to encourage skilled francophone workers to come to Canada and settle in communities outside of Quebec, and we’re going to encourage them to apply for permanent residence if they would like to stay.”

IRCC plans to expand the nearness of Francophones the nation over with this new stream. The division has expressed that it means to have Francophone newcomers make up no less than 4 percent of every single financial settler settling outside Quebec by 2018, with an extra focus of 4.4 percent by 2023.

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