Temporary worker – High-wage position
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Temporary worker – High-wage position


  1. You must find an employer in Québec who wishes to hire you temporarily.

    The employer who is ready to hire you must take certain steps with the Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion and Service Canada. Some jobs are exempt from the work permit and the labour market impact assessment.

  1. You must obtain a Certificat d’acceptation du Québec (CAQ – Québec Acceptance Certificate) for temporary work. Verify if you are exempt from the obligation to obtain a CAQ.

    To do so, you must send your employer the following documents:

    – the Application for Certificate of acceptance (CAQ) for temporary work, duly completed and signed. Be sure to correctly complete the section entitled Authorization given to employer to authorize your employer to represent you in your procedure with the Ministère.

    – payment of fees required by the Québec government to review your CAQ application. Note that these fees can be paid by the employer.
    – the supporting documents required to process your CAQ application.

    If the documents are written in a language other than French or English, they must be translated in French by a translator who is officially recognized in your country of residence. These documents must carry the translator’s seal and signature.

    If the application submitted by your employer is accepted by the Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion and Service Canada, you must apply to the Government of Canada for a work permit. For more information, visit the iImmigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website.

    If applicable, you (as well as every member of your family) must meet the Government of Canada’s health and security requirements to obtain a work permit. If a medical examination is required, it must be performed by a physician designated by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and fees are applicable.

Your spouse must also obtain certain authorizations if he or she wishes to work, take part-time courses or register for a French course. The same applies for your school-age children.  


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