Quebec: Skilled workers from foreign countries who already have a CSQ can now apply for an open work permit while awaiting the federal government’s final decision on their permanent residence.
To qualify for a province-restricted open work permit through the IMP+, a foreign national must
- be living outside of Quebec when they apply
- hold a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) that proves they have been selected for permanent residence through the Regular Skilled Worker Program or the permanent immigration pilot program for workers in the artificial intelligence, information technologies and visual effects sectors
- have received an IMP+ letter of invitation from Quebec’s Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI)
- submit a complete application for a work permit, including the applicable fees