Modifications to the definition of “dependent child” entered into effect on August 1, 2014.
The following is a typical procedure that will give you an idea of the steps you need to take to work in Québec temporarily. In most instances, your employer will take the initial steps. But since they concern you, it is only appropriate that you should know about them.
The standard procedure also describes what you will have to do on your own in order to reside in Québec. This procedure ends with an application for permanent residence, should you decide to immigrate to Québec permanently.
We strongly advise you not to take any definitive steps (for example, leaving your job, taking out travel insurance, purchasing plane tickets, etc.) before you have obtained the necessary authorization to come and work in Québec (LMIA, CAQ for work and the authorization letter from the Canadian embassy).
Your 7-step procedure!
Finding out about Québec and various
aspects of temporary work
Are you interested in residing in Québec to work? Get
the facts about subjects specifically related to temporary workers in
Québec, and do not forget all the other aspects of life in Québec
society. You will appreciate your stay all the more for it!
Obtaining the authorizations to work temporarily
An employer in Québec has offered you a job. Your plans to immigrate
are taking shape and you would like to obtain the authorizations to reside
in Québec. Take note of the steps
your employer must take and those that you have to take on your own.
Preparing for your stay in Québec
Soon you will be discovering new horizons. You will be leaving for Québec
where you have decided to reside in order to work. In the meantime, make
the best of this interval by preparing yourself.
Your temporary stay in Québec will be that much easier.
Arriving in Québec and settling in
This section provides all the information you need to help you settle
Obtaining new authorizations for temporary
work once in Québec
Your employer wants to extend your employment contract? You wish to change
employer ? You must obtain new authorizations in order to continue working
temporarily in Québec. Take note of the steps
you need to follow.
Staying in Québec permanently
You are presently residing in Québec as a temporary worker and have
decided that you would like to stay here permanently. Find out about the
steps you have to follow to submit
an immigration application.
Taking steps towards your successful integration into Québec
Once you have obtained permanent residence, you can benefit from the services offered by the government of Québec and its partner organizations to facilitate your integration.