Francophone Mobility Program
Do you speak fluently French?
If yes, do not miss on an opportunity to work and permanently immigrate to Canada
In 2016, Canada made it significantly easier for French speakers (Francophones) to obtain a work permit.
What Makes The Francophone Mobility Program So Much Easier?
Employers hiring through the Francophone Mobility Program (Mobilité Francophone Canada) are NOT required to obtain a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).
An LMIA is highly complex and bureaucratic process, which most employers prefer to avoid.
Francophone applicants can apply for a work permit without an LMIA as long as they have a job offer in a skilled occupation (NOC 0, A or B).
This immigration avenue is highly attractive to Canadian employers as it significantly shortens the immigration process and reduces costs.
Employer Processing Fees Costs
LMIA $1000 vs. Fracophone Mobility $230
Advantages for Employers
- No Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) required.
- Employer costs are $230 per worker compared to $1000 per worker under the LMIA process.
- No need to advertise the position in advance.
- The French language does not have to be the language of employment.
- Workers under Francophone Mobility receive employer-specific work permit.
- No prevailing-wage is required.
- There is no CAP on how many applicants can use this program.
- Francophone Mobility work permits may be extended.
Do You Speak Fluently French?
Advantages for Francophone Mobility Applicants
- Open to any nationality.
- No age limit (unlike in International Experience Canada).
- Spouses and common-law partners may apply for a work permit at the same time as the principal applicant (unlike in International Experience Canada).
- Accompanying children may attend primary and secondary schools.
- Provides an advantage in obtaining permanent residence (extra points under Express Entry and some provincial nominee programs).
Francophone Mobility Program Requirements
- The foreign national communicates fluetly in French at CLB 7 level (Canadian Language Benchmark). Test d’évaluation de français (TEF) or Test de connaissance du français (TCF) is required.
- The employment of the foreign national is located in a province or territory other than Quebec.
- The foreign national is qualified to work in a skilled occupation (NOC 0, A or B)
- Employer pays $230 CAD Employer Compliance Fee
Do I Have to be from a French Speaking Country?
No, you can apply even if you live in a country where french is not normally spoken and your first language is any language other than French. You should, however, take Test d’évaluation de français (TEF) or Test de connaissance du français (TCF) to have your language abilities assessed. You will need to score CLB 7 for each of the four abilities: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Advantages for Francophone Speakers Under Express Entry
- If you score CLB 7 or higher in French Language skills, you can get additional 15 points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).
- If you score CLB 7 or higher in French Language skills and CLB 5 or higher in English, you can get additional 30 points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).
- You can receive additional points in Express Entry’s Federal Skilled Worker Program ranking system for second language.
- Along with an employment offer, you can receive additional 50 points (NOC 0, A or B) to 200 (NOC 00) points for arranged employment.
Mini-Consultation $20 CAD
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A List of Countries Where French is One of the Official Languages
Belgium, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, France, Gabon, Guinea, Haiti, Ivory Coast, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mali, Monaco, Niger, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Senegal, Seychelles, Switzerland, Togo, Vanuatu
Aosta Valley, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Guadeloupe, Jersey, Martinique, New Caledonia, Saint-Barthelemy, Saint-Martin, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, Wallis and Futuna