Temporary Foreign Worker Program program Overview

This page addresses immigrants who want to come to Québec to work there temporarily.

If you are a Québec employer and want to recruit labour on a temporary basis, consult the section Embaucher un travailleur étranger temporaire (Hire a temporary foreign worker) section This hyperlink will open in a new window..

Program objective

The Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) allows Canadian employers to hire you as a temporary foreign worker. For this purpose, you and your employer must comply with certain conditions.

The program includes the following streams:

  • Global Talent Stream
  • High-wage positions
  • Low-wage positions
  • Temporary workers

Your employer is responsible for determining the stream they offer you. Then the employer generally must:

  • Obtain a positive assessment of the effects of the offer of employment on the labour market in Québec from the Gouvernement du Québec
  • Obtain a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from the Government of Canada.

Authorizations to be obtained by the workers

In general, you must obtain the following documents to come to work temporarily in Québec:

  • A Québec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ), issued by the Gouvernement du Québec
  • A work permit, issued by the Government of Canada.


Contact the ministère de l'Immigration, de la Francisation et de l'Intégration

Last update: March 6, 2024


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