I have not received a new Labour Market Impact Assessment from my employer or the Certificat d’acceptation du Québec yet. My work permit is about to expire. What should I do?
You can only submit your application without a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) or Certificat d’acceptation du Québec (CAQ) if your work permit expires within 2 weeks. You must include proof that the LMIA/CAQ request was made.
- include a copy of the application sent to Employment and Social Development Canada/Immigration Québec, or
- include a copy of the receipt confirmation number, if the request was done online, or
- indicate, in the section Details of Intended Work in Canada of the work permit application:
- the date the LMO/CAQ request was sent,
- the office it was sent to,
- the employer’s name, and
- the confirmation number for the submission, if available.
You must contact our Call Centre with the LMIA/CAQ confirmation number within 2 months of the date your application was received; otherwise your application could be refused.
Note: If you are waiting for your CAQ, you cannot submit your application online. You must submit a paper application.
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