June 1, 2012
This Operational Bulletin provides additional guidance to Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (CIC) and Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) officers for the processing of work permit (WP) applications for francophone temporary foreign workers (TFW) entering occupations with National Occupational Classification (NOC) O, A and B, destined outside of Quebec who have been recruited through Destination Canada or other employment events coordinated with the federal government and francophone minority communities
Effective as of the date of this publication, Quebec’s ministère de l’Immigration et des Communautés culturelles (MICC) is implementing provisions that will allow some work permit (WP) holders, who are present in Quebec, to submit an application to renew or extend their work authorizations in Canada without the employer having to obtain a labour market opinion (LMO) from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada/Service Canada (HRSDC/SC) and MICC.
To provide information on the closure of 19 local Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) offices and the elimination of front counter service at domestic CIC offices across Canada as of June 1, 2012.
Effective May 29, 2012, all applications for permanent residence in the Federal Self-employed Persons Class and the Quebec Business Class must be submitted to the Centralized Intake Office (CIO) in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Quebec Business Class includes Quebec selected Entrepreneur, Investor and Self-Employed applications.