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After obtaining the CSQ

Renewal of temporary work permit

The Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ – Québec selection certificate) does not grant you permanent resident status. If your work permit expires in a few months and you have still not received your permanent resident visa, make sure to obtain a new Certificat d’acceptation du Québec (CAQ – Québec acceptance certificate) for temporary work, unless you are exempt, and a new temporary work permit in order to be able to stay in Canada and work legally.

IMPORTANT
Individuals in the skilled worker class who hold a CSQ, who reside in Québec and whose application for permanent residence is currently being processed do not have to obtain a new CAQ before applying to prolong or renew their work permit. The employer is therefore exempt from the responsibility to provide a Labour Market Opinion (LMO).

To benefit from this waiver, your application for a work permit must be accompanied by a copy of your CSQ, your valid offer of employment and proof of payment of the application fees for permanent residence or acknowledgment of receipt.

CSQ holders who are eligible for the LMO waiver can be:

  • temporary workers who wish to prolong the duration of their work permit for the job they currently hold or to renew it in order to hold a job offered by another Québec employer;
  • participants in one of the programs of International Experience Canada (Working Holiday, Young Professionals, International Co-op) who hold a work permit and who wish to prolong the duration of their permit for the job they currently hold or to renew it in order to hold a job offered by another Québec employer; or
  • foreign students who obtain a post-diploma work permit and hold a valid job offer from a Québec employer.

Moreover, spouses or de facto spouses can obtain an open work permit for the employer and type of employment of their choice.

For more information, visit the website of Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

 

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Last modification : 2016-03-11
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