Program delivery update – March 17, 2016

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

Update to the instructions related to Labour Market Impact Assessment-exempt work permit renewals and extensions for certain Quebec Selection Certificate holders currently in Quebec


The instructions on Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)-exempt work permit renewals and extensions for certain Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) holders currently in Quebec have been updated.

The following changes have been made:

  • The Current process and Additional conditions for CSQ holders in Quebec sections were combined into one section titled General considerations.
  • Under General considerations, a clarification was made to indicate that persons holding valid CSQs do not need a statement from Quebec that confirms the nominated individual is urgently required by the province-based employer.
  • The Operational instructions section was updated to include the exact codes that must be indicated in section 9 of the valid CSQ when it is submitted with the work permit application. Also, a new code, “I6 Travailleurs Art.40”, was added.
  • A new section, Employer compliance fee, was added.
  • The LMIA exemption code has been changed from C10 to A75.

Updated instructions


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