Information for canadian employers

Employers attending Destination Canada are companies of all sizes and sectors seeking in particular bilingual and French-speaking talent. Over 80 employers participated in the last edition and recruited for over 1 200 jobs.

"Destination Canada" gives you access to a pool of workers with a wide variety of skills in France, Belgium and beyond. These countries have a high level of education and training and their economies are diversified. The following sectors have been identified as having particularly high potential for qualified and mobile applicants: hospitality, culinary and food industry, IT, multimedia, translation, aeronautics and avionics, finance, construction and fabrication. Your recruitment will be supported by employment counsellors specialized in international mobility - a guarantee that your needs will be understood and the best candidates identified.

Many participants will be about to leave for Canada with a Permanent Residence visa or an open Working Holiday permit.  That means they are authorized to work from the day they arrive in Canada, without any administrative steps required on the part of employers.  Many other candidates will be eligible for a facilitated work permit under the new Mobilité francophone stream.

Mobilité francophone allows Canadian employers to hire francophone and bilingual workers from abroad to work outside of Quebec in managerial, professional and technical/skilled trades occupations without having to obtain a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), irrespective of age or nationality.

How to

1. Registration

1. Registration

Sign up on the Registration page. You will then receive a message asking you to confirm your email address. Once your email address has been confirmed, we will communicate with you about completing your registration. You will have the opportunity to specify if you wish to participate in Paris and/or Brussels. You may also post your positions now and confirm your attendance later.

If you have previously attended Destination Canada as an employer, you can connect here to update your profile and start posting your job offers.

If necessary, the Embassy will but you in contact with the Destination Canada coordinator for your province or territory.

2. Post jobs to fill

2. Post jobs to fill

If your request to participate is confirmed, you will be invited to submit a description of your company or organization as well as descriptions of the positions you wish to fill.

You will be contacted if necessary by the international counsellors to discuss in detail your requirements and your offer.

3. Candidates selected for you

3. Candidates selected for you

Applicants will be selected from the CVs submitted for Destination Canada and from the data bases of the employment services. Other candidates will introduce themselves to you spontaneously at the event.

You will be able to consult online the résumés/CVs of the candidates pre-selected for your positions. If you are unable to travel to meet candidates, you may contact them to conduct interviews by telephone or Skype.

4. No cost to participate

4. No cost to participate

There is no cost to employers or candidates to participate. The space and furniture, electricity and internet connections will be provided.

There is no fee for the services of the employment counsellors who work for French and Belgian government agencies.

The Embassy will cover the cost of transporting display material from Paris to Brussels. Costs NOT covered by the organizers are air travel, taxis, hotel and meals, as well as shipping of material for the fair to Paris and Brussels.

5. Travel

5. Travel

Air Canada is the Official Canadian Airline for Destination Canada. Canadian participants can benefit from a 10% reduction on travel booked online at www.aircanada.com. Here is the promotional code, valid for return travel to Paris between November 6th and 27th 2015: UUBHWCJ1.

With the new entry requirement for Canada, known as an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), in effect for visa-exempmt foreign nationals, it is important to ensure that dual Canadian citizens travel with a Canadian passport upon their return to Canada. Find out about requirements for dual Canadian citizens here.

6. For further information

6. For further information

By registering on this website, you will receive updates as well as the list of employers, detailed schedules and technical information for each venue as the event approaches.

If you are unsure whether you will be able to travel to the event, you may register and indicate "undecided" for your participation in Paris and/or Brussels. You can change that information once your decision is made.

You may contact the Destination Canada Team at the Embassy of Canada in Paris.