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Work Permit -Mobilité Francophone (WP-MF)

Work Permit - Mobilité Francophone


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Work Permit through International Mobility Program (IMP)

Mobilité Francophone (➨Page) allows Canadian employers to hire French-speaking and bilingual workers from other countries to work outside of Quebec in managerial, professional, and technical occupations, as well as skilled trades.

Qualified applicants are exempted from the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) (➨ under paragraph R205 (c) of Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) (exemption code C16)

To see a list of LMIA exemption Codes (➨

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Minimum Requirements

The following requirements must be met if you are applying for a work permit under the Mobilité Francophone Program:

1- Job offer outside Quebec

You must be destined to work in a province or territory outside Quebec.

2- Offer of Employment

You must have an offer of employment in any NOC TEER category occupation (except primary agriculture occupations under TEER 4 and 5). Applicants working in NOC TEER categories 0–3 occupations and working in primary agriculture remain eligible to apply under the Francophone mobility administrative code C16.

3- Language Ability

You should demonstrate that you have obtained a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of level 5 or higher in the Test d’Evaluation de Français (TEF) or Test de connaissance du français (TCF) (➨Page).

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Step 1: Submit work permit application

Meeting the above criteria and having a job offer from an employer in Canada (outside Quebec), you may apply for a work permit without requiring an LMIA.
Unless under exceptional circumstances (i.e. disability), submission of applications for Work Permit must be done online. When you complete your work permit application, select “Exemption from Labour Market Impact Assessment” as the type of work permit in the “Details of intended work in Canada” section.
Your application for the work permit must include the following:
  • The offer of employment and proof your employer has paid the employer compliance fee of $230. For LMIA-exempt work permits, your employer must give you the Offer of Employment Number that begins with the letter “A” and is followed by seven digits.
  • A copy of the nomination letter from province (if the nomination is expired, a copy of the acknowledgement letter confirming that IRCC received the permanent residence application while the nomination was still valid).
  • A statement from the province that it has determined that all factors required for the issuance of a work permit have been met, identifying the occupation and employer information (work permit support letter).
Temporary Work Permit
Submit Online Application:
Official Program Guide:

In Canada:

Outside Canada:

IRCC Application Fees:
Applicant: $155
Applicant with Open WP $100
Open WP – Spouse $155
Each child – Visitor $100
Biometrics: $85
Processing Time:
Document Checklist:

In Canada:

Outside Canada:


1-888-242-2100 (in Canada)

1-613-944-4000 (outside Canada)

Web Form:

Visa Office:

If you apply for work permit after you submit your application for permanent residence and when your nomination is expired (usually 6 months after nomination) then you must obtain an LMIA and seek an extension for you nomination.
Your spouse may apply for an open work permit, irrespective of the skill level of your occupation. The open work permit should be location-restricted to the province you are nominated from. The duration should match the lesser of either the passport validity or your work permit validity.
If your job is at the NOC TEER 0 (managerial, executive) or NOC TEER 1 (professional) level, you may be eligible for two-week application processing.

Step 2: Get your fingerprints and photo taken (biometrics)

You and any members of your family between 14 and 79 years old need to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics). You only need to give your biometrics once every 10 years. If you gave biometrics in the past as part of an application for a visitor visa, work or study permit and they’re still valid, you don’t need to give them again.
You don’t need to give biometrics if you gave biometrics for your permanent residence application that is still being processed.
You will be contacted to give your biometrics and you will have 30 days from the date on the letter to do it.
In order to give biometrics you need to go to an official biometrics collection service point. You must give your biometrics in person.

Before you go check the location’s website for its services and fees at (➨

Depending on the location, you may need to make an appointment.

Step 3: Arrival with Work Permit

If your application is approved, you’ll get a letter that says you’re allowed to work in Canada. Bring this letter with you when you travel to Canada. You’ll get your work permit when you arrive in Canada.
The work permit will outline:
  • the type of work you can do
  • the employer you can work for (your own company)
  • where you can work, and
  • how long you can work
If you’re eligible to apply from within Canada, the work permit will be mailed to your Canadian address.

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