Quebec employers can now change the candidate on a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) without having to reapply.

Effective July 24, 2020, employers hiring through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) can replace the candidate where the original candidate failed to obtain a Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) or work permit.

Employers are also entitled to change the candidate for other reasons, provided no work permit has been issued by the federal government on the basis of the LMIA, according to the Ministry of Immigration, Francisation and Integration (MIFI).

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