The Certificat d'Acceptation du Quebec (CAQ) is required for most temporary foreign workers and students who intend to reside in the province of Quebec.
A Quebec-based employer hiring a foreign skilled worker on a Temporary Work Permit must secure a CAQ in addition to a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). The CAQ certifies that the Quebec Ministère d'Immigration, Diversité et Inclusion (MIDI) concurs with Service Canada’s assessment that hiring a foreign worker will have a neutral or positive effect on the local labour market. Jobs in Quebec that will last for a period of 30 days or less do not require a CAQ.
Individuals whose jobs are LMIA-exempt do not need a CAQ to perform work in Quebec.