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After obtaining the CSQ

Renewal of the temporary work permit

The Certificat de sélection du Québec (Québec selection certificate) does not grant you permanent residence. If your temporary work permit is going to expire soon and you have not yet received your permanent resident visa, you must, in order to be able to stay in Canada and work legally, obtain a new Certificat d’acceptation du Québec for work (Québec certificate of acceptance), unless you are exempt, as well as a new temporary work permit.

 

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Skilled workers who hold a Certificat de sélection du Québec and who reside in Québec do not have to obtain a new Certificat d’acceptation du Québec (Québec certificate of acceptance) before applying to prolong or renew their temporary work permit. The employer is therefore exempt from the responsibility of requesting a Labour Market Opinion (LMO).

In order for the employer to be granted this exemption, your application for a work permit must be accompanied by a copy of your Certificat de sélection du Québec and your offer of employment to work in Québec.

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

  • foreign workers who wish to prolong the duration of their work permit for the job they 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 hold or to renew it in order to hold a job offered by another Québec employer; or
  • foreign students who obtain a post-graduation work permit and hold a job offer from a Québec employer.

Moreover, spouses or de facto spouses who accompany the principal applicant can obtain an open work permit that will allow them to hold a job.

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

 

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