Expanding Your Workforce: Hiring French-Speaking and Bilingual Foreign Workers in Canada


Briefly introduce the growing need for multilingual workers in the Canadian job market, especially outside Quebec.

Mention the advantages of hiring French-speaking or bilingual workers, such as serving clients in both official languages and tapping into international networks.

Section 1: Understanding the Hiring Process

  • Explain the steps to hire French-speaking or bilingual foreign workers in Canada.
  • Detail the exemption from the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) for certain categories of workers, highlighting the simplification this brings for employers.

Section 2: Benefits of Hiring French-Speaking and Bilingual Workers

  • Discuss the benefits, such as serving a wider client base, enhancing cultural diversity, and potentially accessing new markets.
  • Mention support from Francophone communities and networks like the Francophone Immigration Networks and RD√ČE.

Section 3: LMIA Exemption and Pilot Project

  • Explain the LMIA exemption for TEER 4 and 5 workers under the pilot project starting June 15, 2023.
  • Highlight the specific conditions and timeframes involved.

Section 4: Recruitment Channels and Resources

  • Introduce the Dedicated Service Channel for finding foreign workers.
  • Mention the Destination Canada Mobility Forum, including its schedule and purpose.

Section 5: Tips for Successful Recruitment

  • Offer practical advice on recruiting and integrating French-speaking and bilingual workers into the workforce.
  • Emphasize the importance of cultural sensitivity and inclusive practices.


  • Summarize the key points.
  • Encourage employers to consider the diverse skills bilingual and French-speaking workers bring to their businesses.

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