May 30, 2016
International Mobility Program (IMP) Mobilité Francophone
The goal of IMP is to attract skilled francophone workers to Canada and encourage them to settle in communities outside of Quebec. IMP allows employers to hire foreign workers in managerial, professional and technical/skilled trades occupations (NOC skill level 0, A or B) to work in francophone minority communities outside Quebec without the need to obtain a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will start implementing IMP on 1 June 2016.
IRCC Minister John McCallum stated that “We want francophone minority communities in Canada to continue to be vibrant and growing. That is why we’re going to encourage skilled francophone workers to come to Canada and settle in communities outside of Quebec, and we’re going to encourage them to apply for permanent residence if they would like to stay.”
IRCC aims by 2018 to have at least 4% of all economic immigrants to be settled outside of Quebec, and by 2023 – 4.4%.
For more information on the Federal Skilled Worker Program, please click here.