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Do you have fluency in French?

If so, take advantage of the chance to work in Canada and become a permanent resident.

In 2016, Canada made applying for a work visa much simpler for people who speak French (Francophones).

Francophone Program
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Why Does The Francophone Mobility Program Make Things So Much Simpler?

Employers who use Mobilité Francophone Canada's Francophone Mobility Program are NOT required to acquire a favorable Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).

The majority of employers would rather avoid an LMIA because it is a very complicated and bureaucratic process.

If applicants are francophone and have a job offer in a skilled occupation, they can apply for a work permit without submitting an LMIA (NOC 0, A or B).

Because it greatly shortens the immigration procedure and lowers costs, this immigration route is quite appealing to Canadian employers. 

Employer Processing Fees Costs

LMIA $1000  vs. Fracophone Mobility $230

  1. No Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is required.

  2. Employer costs are $230 per worker compared to $1000 per worker under the LMIA process. 

  3. No need to advertise the position in advance. 

  4. The French language does not have to be the language of employment.

  5. Workers under Francophone Mobility receive employer-specific work permits.

  6. No prevailing wage is required.

  7. There is no CAP on how many applicants can use this program.

  8. Francophone Mobility work permits may be extended.

Benefits to Employers:

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Benefits for French-speaking Mobility Applicants:

  1. Any nationality is welcome.

  2. Arbitrary age (unlike in International Experience Canada).

  3. Common-law partners and spouses are eligible to submit a work permit application at the same time as the main applicant (unlike in International Experience Canada).

  4. Secondary and primary schools are options for accompanying kids.

  5. gives advantages (additional points under Express Entry , and several provincial nominee programs) for gaining permanent residency.

Requirements for the Francophone Mobility Program:

Requirements for the Francophone Mobility Program:

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  1. The foreign national speaks French at a CLB 7 level with ease (Canadian Language Benchmark). It is necessary to take the Test de connaissance du français (TCF) or Test d'évaluation du français (TEF).

  2. The foreign national's place of employment is outside of Quebec, in another province or territory.

  3. The foreign national is capable of performing a skilled job (NOC 0, A, or B)

  4. Employer contributes $230 CAD Fee for Employer Compliance

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Should I be from a French-Speaking Country?

No, you can still apply even if you reside in a nation where French is not commonly spoken and speak a language other than French as your first language. To have your language skills evaluated, you should however take the Test d'évaluation de français (TEF) or the Test de connaissance du français (TCF). For each of the four skills—listening, speaking, reading, and writing—you must receive a CLB 7 score.

Advantages of Express Entry for Francophone Speakers:

  1. Under the Comprehensive Ranking System, you can receive an additional 15 points if your French language proficiency is CLB 7 or higher (CRS).

  2.  You can receive an additional 30 points under the Comprehensive Ranking System if your English language proficiency is CLB 5 or higher and your French language proficiency is CLB 7 or higher.

  3. The Federal Skilled Worker Program's Express Entry ranking system rewards second language proficiency with additional points.

  4. You can obtain an additional 50 points (NOC 0, A, or B) to 200 points (NOC 00) for planned work on top of an employment offer.

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