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EXPLAINED: Validated Job Offer application

A validated job offer is a permanent offer of employment from an employer in Quebec which has been "accepted" by Immigration Quebec. In order for the job offer to be accepted, you need to show Immigration Quebec that your employer meets the requirements and eligibility to employ you and that you have the relevant skills and experience for the position.

The validated job offer is not to be confused with a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) which is an application for a temporary work permit. The validated job offer application is to increase your points in a permanent residence application through the Quebec Skilled Workers Program.

Depending on the location of the job, you will receive bonus points for your Quebec Skilled Workers Application which has to be submitted through Quebec's ARRIMA portal.

The validated job offer application is especially useful for applicants who are outside Canada and do not currently have the right to apply for Quebec immigration. It is also useful for those who wish to apply to the Quebec Skilled Workers program but do not meet the minimum points in order to qualify.

Who can apply?

There are two scenarios in which you may be eligible to apply for a validated job offer in Quebec:

1. You are already working for an employer in Quebec.

2. A Quebec employer is offering you a full-time permanent job.

If you are already working legally for your employer (option 1), then your employer will not have to show recruitment efforts / advertising your job position in the application .

Other requirements

Furthermore, these requirements are mandatory for all validated job offer applications:

-Your employer needs to have been in business in Quebec for at least a year

-You must meet the requirements to fulfill the job (certificate of qualifications or regulated fields)

-Your employer must offer you a salary that is equivalent or higher than the national average for your years of experience in the field.

-Recruitment efforts and advertising the job for other Canadians (waived if you are already working)

What happens after the validated job offer is accepted?

Once your validated job offer has been approved by Immigration Quebec, you will be invited to submit an application for a CSQ (Quebec Selection Certificate) under the Quebec skilled Workers Program online portal, commonly known as Mon Projet Québec.

Your application will benefit from priority processing time since you have a positive validated job offer.

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