New work permit for Quebec skilled workers now open for applications

Date Announced:

May 24, 2022


The Government of Canada is committed to addressing the acute labour shortages being felt across the country as a result of Canada’s strong economic recovery from the pandemic. Today, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced that the International Mobility Program Plus (IMP+), a new work permit option for Quebec-selected permanent residence candidates, is now open for applications. Until now, Quebec-selected skilled workers from abroad had to wait until their permanent residence application was approved before they could begin living and working in the province. With the IMP+ work permit, an applicant who has been selected for permanent residence by Quebec, but who currently lives elsewhere, will be able to move to the province and begin working and getting settled sooner.

Departments and Agencies:

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:

Economic migrants | Permanent residents | Prospective immigrants | Temporary foreign workers


International Mobility Program Plus (IMP+); labour shortage; Quebec

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