Quebec is a beautiful place to settle down and raise a family. For foreign nationals who want to work and live in Quebec, a validated job offer should be the top priority on the path to obtaining permanent residency.
A validated job offer means that it is offered by a designated employer within Quebec and is validated by the Québec Ministère d’immigration, diversité et inclusion (MIDI).
At the federal level, applicants are required to have a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) and employers are required to demonstrate recruitment efforts to first hire a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
What is the Process of Getting a Validated Job Offer in Quebec?
You are eligible for a validated job offer in Quebec if:
- You are already a temporary worker for an employer in Quebec
- You have a valid full-time permanent job offer from a Quebec employer
Similar to the federal level, employers must demonstrate recruitment efforts to validate their job offers. This condition will be waived if you are already working as a temporary employee with the same employer.
What is the Process of Getting a Validated Job Offer When Applying From Outside of Canada?
If you are applying from outside of Canada, the employer will be required to meet the recruiting requirements.
The job offer is valid if the position offered to the foreign worker is:
- For a permanent and full-time work
- Listed as National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Level 0 (managerial jobs), A (professional jobs with university degrees) or B (trades people occupations with specialized training or college diplomas)
- Has the required certification and license to practice the occupation if it is regulated in Quebec
- Has a positive impact on the local labor market
- Does not dispute an ongoing labor agreement
- Hired by an organization that has been operational in Quebec for at least 1 year
The employer is to provide a written job offer and the applicant must respond in a written letter agreeing to the employment offer.