Jun 22, 2023
Francophone Work Permit: Program Expanded to Welcome More French-Speaking Talents
Canada announced the expansion of the Francophone Mobility Program on June 15, 2023. This expansion applies to all National Occupation Classification (NOC) categories, excluding positions in primary agriculture.
- a French evaluation test or the French competencies test,
- a diploma or degree from a French college or university, or
- a document attesting to studies completed at a French-language institution.
- Fulfill the general eligibility requirements for a work permit.
- Reside and work in any of the 9 Canadian provinces or 3 territories outside Quebec.
- Demonstrate your ability to speak and understand French at an intermediate level. This would be equivalent to a niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) level 5 or higher.
- Hold an offer of employment for a job falling under any Training, Education, Experience, and Responsibilities category of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system, excluding primary agriculture occupations.
- Fulfill the general eligibility requirements for a work permit as per the standard guidelines.
- Explicitly express your intention to reside and work in any of the 9 Canadian provinces or 3 territories outside Quebec.
- Provide convincing evidence to a processing officer that you have the potential to achieve a minimum score of 7 on the niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) test.
- Possess an offer of employment for a job falling within the TEER 0, 1, 2, or 3 category of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system.
- Submit an offer of employment to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) via the Employer Portal, utilizing the LMIA exemption code C16 specifically designated for Mobilité Francophone.
- Fulfill the requirement of paying the employer compliance fee, which amounts to $230.
- Provide you with an offer of employment number—a unique 7-digit identifier essential for your application.