Persons who have secured a Quebec Selection Certificate/certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ) can choose to work in Quebec without needing to obtain a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).
Under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program and the Quebec Experience Class, the government of Quebec has an agreement with the Federal government of Canada, wherein a foreign national who is working in the province of Quebec on a work permit, if the person has been selected by the province (issued a CSQ under any one of the aforementioned economic immigration programs), will be allowed to continue paid employment in Canada with the current employer or any other employer in Quebec.
The employer when providing the job to the applicant under this category, doesn’t has to go through the hassles of obtaining a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). Also, interestingly, there is no restriction on the occupation skill levels regarding the job the person was offered if the person already had a CSQ at the time the job was offered.
To be eligible to start working (or else, continue working) in the province of Quebec with a CSQ, at least one of the following conditions is to be met: